Innovation Comes In Many Forms... Some Of Them Quite Unexpected
While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, stopped to get some information about a project that is in the works, but according to the developer, it’s on the way. Jim met with Sam Bousfield, the CEO of Samson Motors Inc., and talked about a unique car…no… let’s call it a motorcycle…or maybe we should call it an airplane. This vehicle of the future is called the Switchblade.
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An American Airlines captain died in flight early Monday morning on a flight from Phoenix to Boston. The aircraft’s copilot diverted the flight to Syracuse New York. Radio communications indicate that medical assistance was waiting for the aircraft when it arrived. It’s reported that passengers aboard the airplane were not told of the reason for the diversion. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International led 28 other organizations and companies in sending a letter to the FAA marking its failure to meet the congressionally mandated deadline for integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. The FAA has had more than three years to meet the Sept. 30, 2015 deadline for full integration, yet the agency hasn’t even completed the small UAS rules. Tecnam, the Italian based produce
What Should Have Been The Ultimate 'Popcorn Movie' Has Become A Painful Reminder Of What We've Lost
I admit it. I'm bummed. I'm kinda out of sorts... and this time, the FAA has little to do with it. No... this time, a movie, specifically 'The Martian' is wholly responsible. Don't get me wrong, the movie is one of the most entertaining I have seen in a long while... even despite a barely credible ending and a few other issues here and there. Still; the movie makes a sincere desire to get the science right, and by and large, its does better than most. And yes, I recommend it strongly and hope it does REALLY well. Simply stated, it's just a heckuva a story. But what bothered me most as I sat through the flick was the growing realization that stranded Astronaut Mark Watney's world/reality should have been ours. I was watching a work of fiction... and I shouldn't have been.
Five Proposals To Be Refined For Flight Opportunities As Early As 2020
NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.
Highly Regarded, Long-Time SportPlane Manufacturer Exhibits Staying Power
In this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down with Sebastien Heintz, the president and owner of the Zenith aircraft company at their home facility in Mexico, MO. At first glance, their facility looks like just another large hanger on an airport. However, as the video progresses you’ll see just how advanced an airplane kit building production plant can be.
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Moon Express believes it is one step closer to becoming the first private company to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The company has signed a contract with Rocket Lab to launch three Moon Express robotic spacecraft to land on the Moon starting in 2017. Moon Express is the first company in history to secure such a contract. The National Aircraft Business Association has come up with a great speaker for their annual convention being held in Las Vegas on November 17 through the 19th. Retired US Airways Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III will be a featured speaker during the second-day Opening General Session of the convention known as NBAA-2015. While aviation has often been plagued with the problem of aircraft being too heavy, this time the problem is with the pilot being to
Cooperative Agreements With 27 Organizations Could Total $42 Million
NASA has selected 27 organizations from across the United States to begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to implement a new strategic approach to more effectively engage learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities.
Film Narrated By Sir Patrick Stewart ... 'Captain Picard'
The California Science Center will present an in-depth look at the hazards as well as the possibilities for human space exploration with a Journey to Space: Exhibition and 3D Film, opening October 29, 2015 and continuing through May 8, 2016. The unique pairing of the exhibition and 3D film offers an extraordinary vision of the future for living and working in space.
Formerly GenCorp, Company Started As General Tire & Rubber Company In Akron, Ohio, On Sept. 29, 1915
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. on Tuesday celebrated its 100th anniversary. The original company was founded by William O'Neil as General Tire & Rubber Company on Sept. 29, 1915 and has evolved greatly over the years through a diversified mix of acquisitions to become a leader in the aerospace and defense industry.