Plans To Announce Mission At AIC Meeting In Guadalajara, Mexico
On the second day of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) being held next month in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk is scheduled to present a special keynote address "Making Humans a Multiplantetary Species."
Ixion Team Will Study Repurposing Of Discarded Upper Stages
NASA has selected the Ixion Initiative Team, comprised of NanoRacks, LLC (“NanoRacks”), Space Systems/Loral, LLC (“SSL”), and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) – the nation’s premier launch provider, to participate in the Agency’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (“NextSTEP-2”) program.
Caps Career That Included Piloting The Space Shuttle, Commanding ISS
With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts left NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station.
The Target Of The Rotax 915is Is Easy Maintenance And Low Operating Cost…
The Rotax 912 series of engines has had a long and productive relationship with the light sport aircraft industry and airplane homebuilders. Everyone knows that Rotax is working on a new engine, it’s called the 915iS, and we’re anxiously waiting to find out what it has to offer. ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity at EAA AirVenture 2016 to talk with Marc Becker, the Aircraft Business Manager for Rotax.
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If it was a secret, it isn’t now, as a few images of Northrop Grumman's offering to replace the Air Force’s T-38 supersonic jet trainer have appeared on the Internet as the plane conducted high-speed taxi tests last week at Mojave Airport in California. The aircraft was built by Scaled Composites under contract with Northrop Grumman. FAA records indicate it is powered by a single F404-GE-102D engine, also known as the Model 400. The High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, Texas plans to unveil a refurbished Grumman F-14A Tomcat at its CAF Airsho this weekend. The airframe is notable as being the first F-14A to shoot down another aircraft in combat. On August 19, 1981, Commander Henry Kleemann and Lieutenant David Venlet of VF-41 flew the aircraft off the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier during the Gulf of Sidr
NASA Explores Handing Over ISS To Private Enterprise
With NASA looking beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) towards the moon, Mars and asteroids, it is very unlikely that it will continue to operate the International Space Station beyond 2024. So what does a federal agency do with an aging orbiting laboratory?
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A resolution has been considered by the Santa Monica City Council would make it a policy of the city to close the airport to aviation uses "as soon as legally permitted", with a goal of ending aviation operations there by 2018. The resolution is a complex document that reviews the past history of the airport and the original purpose of the land upon which the airport resides. It refers to an original commitment to the FAA to maintain the airport in operation for 30 years as a result of federal money infused into the airport. According to the City Council math, that commitment to support the airport ends in 2018. Last Friday, space station Expedition 48 Commander, Jeff Williams, and, Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, concluded their 6-hour spacewalk to install the first of two international docking adapters. These adapters will be used for the future arrivals
Divers recently discovered three shipwrecks of French vessels thought to be those lost while traveling from what is now Jacksonville, FL to Cuba in 1562. The ships are believed to be those of French colonist and navigator Jean Ribault, which went down during a hurricane off the Florida coast near what is now Cape Canaveral.