The Northrop Grumman Lunar Challenge only wound up with one
competitor this year, despite a number of parties pursuing the
mission. Taking on the challenge, for the first time, was John
Carmack's truly magnificent Armadillo Aerospace team... fielding
two vehicles, one named Texel and the other, Pixel...
PhoeniXL Team's Rocket Is So Powerful, It Can't Be Launched
Anywhere In The East Coast!
What's bright red, is partially built from the leftovers from
retired rockets and can put a smile on any kid's face? The answer
can be usually be found in Whitaker, NC. But if you were present at
the XPrize Cup this weekend, that's where you would see the
PhoeniXL and its PhoeniXL team leader and designer, Mr. Sterling
In an apparent answer to Airbus' A380, Boeing is stretching the
747-8 to seat 467 pax now. They'll have to pull a little harder to
match the massive A380's 550 passengers, but clearly, Boeing
believes there's a market for large people carriers.
Goal Is To Launch 100 Meter Ring And Projector/Comm Package
Into Low Orbit
Artist Joshua Gigantino has a dream. He wants to put a sculpture
100 meters wide into low orbit, and he wants you to fund it, one
postcard at a time. If this sounds crazy, you're not in the Las
Cruces, New Mexico airport today. Looking around the ramp, the idea
appears to be tame in comparison to what rocket scientists have
brought to the Cup.
Orion Propulsion Puts On Impressive Show At Las Cruces
John Bossard knows rockets engines. In fact, he knows them so
well he can successfully explain the concepts of a hybrid rocket
engine and regenerative cooling to an Aero-News correspondent in
two sentences, and have the knowledge stick on the first try.
As spectators at the Air Force Memorial dedication events looked
skyward to an airborne parade of both modern and historic military
aircraft, it probably didn't occur to them the any of the pilots
might represent something special.
Sometimes the hurt doesn’t go away after you’ve had
medical help and the bandages come off. After the physical wounds
have healed from an air disaster or trauma you can turn to Aircraft
Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) for help.
Unconventional Assisted Recovery Coordination Center -- A
compartmented special operations forces (SOF) facility suitably
staffed by supervisory personnel and tactical planners to
coordinate, synchronize and de-conflict non-conventional assisted
recovery (NAR) operations on a 24-hour basis within the
geographical area assigned to the joint force commander.