Believe It Or Not; Blue Angels Performance Canceled Due To... Waves
OK... we've heard every excuse in t he book as to why an airshow performance or routine has to be curtailed or canceled... and while they're usually more than valid and this one is most certainly serious... it's also the weirdest we've heard in a long time (and mind you, we've been at this for a while). Still; you have to admit canceling a much anticipated Blue Angels performance due to "High Seas" has to hurt.
Alliance Fosters Sharing Of Advancements In Aviation Among Its Members
BRS Aerospace has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member, according to a news release Friday from the Lindbergh Foundation. "We are thrilled that BRS Aerospace is joining our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members," said Lindbergh Foundation Executive Director Yolanka Wulff.
Hi-Res Airborne Wideband Camera To Fly On SOFIA Aircraft
NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community.
Very Large Array (VLA)
One of the world’s premier radio observatories, consisting of 27 antennas arranged in a huge “Y” pattern. The VLA spans up to 22 miles (36 km) across, which is roughly one and a half times the size of Washington, D.C. Each antenna is 81 feet (25 meters) in diameter. Located in Socorro, New Mexico, the telescopes work in tandem to produce a sharper image than any single telescope could record.
Aero Linx: Rocket City Space Pioneers
The Rocket City Space Pioneers is a team of Alabama businesses and organizations formed to prove that robotic space exploration can be an affordable and sustainable commercial endeavor. Our minimal risk approach utilizes our team members’ experience in flight proven heritage hardware and our integrated Falcon 9 rideshare system. In an effort to share the burden of robotic space exploration architecture development, we strive to maintain a diversified portfolio of team members.
“This year’s planned F-15B test flights of the latest Aerion test article prove our partnership continues to be mutually beneficial. Our work with NASA will further refine future practical applications of aerodynamics for safe and efficient flight at higher speeds compared to today’s conventional subsonic civil aircraft.”
Source: Dr. Richard Tracy, Aerion’s chief technology officer, discussing the next round of supersonic test flights, a vital element in Aeron's plan to design the world’s first supersonic business jet (SBJ).