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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Aero-Analysis: The Choice Has Been Made

NASA Down-Selects Spacecraft For The “Commercial Crew” Program

Just after 4:00 pm Eastern Time, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden announced the agency’s choice of vehicle designs for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program. This is the effort to once again get US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by using US boosters and spacecraft launched from US soil. The choices were Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Human Space Flight Report Promotes Innovation

Provides An Industry Framework For Consensus On Safety Standards

The FAA has released a compilation of practices that it believes are important and recommends for commercial human space flight occupant safety.  The “Recommended Practices for Human Space Flight Occupant Safety" report provides a framework for industry to use in developing industry consensus standards.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends NASA On CCtCap Awards

Space Florida's Frank DiBello Also Offers Congratulations

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards announced Tuesday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Aero-TV: MGL’s Mighty Mite – The Tremendously Versatile Discovery Lite

Small But Feature-Packed, The Discovery Lite Impresses

While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, checks in at the MGL exhibition to see how glass panel displays can fit into the sport plane and experimental airplane market. Matt Liknaitzky, President of MGL Avionics USA, said their new and long-awaited product is called the “Discovery Lite.”

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Physicians Endorsement, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpack ... closed their pre-IPO fundraising round o

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Boeing, SpaceX Tapped For Commercial Crew Transport

NASA Awards Contracts Two Both Companies Worth A Total Of $6.8 Billion

NASA has announced what administrator Charles Bolden called 'the most ambitious and exciting chapter in human spaceflight."

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