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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Elon Musk To Reveal Humans-To-Mars Plan Next Month

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."

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Turning Rocket Components Into Living Quarters In Space

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.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Airborne 08.25.16: Airlander 10 Accident, M500 EASA Cert, Flying Car Frenzy

Also: Veterans Against Airshows, Redbird Migration 2016, Rocket Debris, Charles Taylor Award, Wayward Satellite, Norfolk International, Hawaiian Airlines 

It was only last week that we reported about the first flight of the Airlander-10 Hybrid Air Vehicle. Now, we’re sorry to say that we must report that the supersized airship suffered a mishap on its second test flight. In a statement posted on its website, Hybrid Air Vehicles said that the aircraft undertook its second test flight on Wednesday and flew for 100 minutes, completing all the planned tasks before returning to Cardington to land. According to the statement from the company, the Airlander experienced a heavy, nose first, landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is currently being assessed. Both pilots and the ground crew are reported to be safe and well, and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location. The European Aviation Safety Agency has certifi

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Veteran Astronaut Terry Virts Retires From NASA

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.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Aero-TV: The New Rotax ‘Big/Bad!’ - The Long-Awaited Rotax 915iS

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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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Airborne 08.24.16: Northrop Grumman T-X, Refurbished F-14A, Helo Cash Drop

Also: Mini-Drone, Avilution, Narita Tower, US/Mexico Av-Agreement, UK Helipads Too Small, FAA Employee Busted, Proba-3
 
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

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

SpaceX Places First Recovered Falcon 9 Booster On Permanent Display

Achievement Memorialized At Company's Hawthorne, CA Headquarters

Elon Musk has made good on his promise to memorialize the first recovery of a Falcon 9 booster by having the rocket placed on permanent display outside the company's Hawthorne, CA headquarters.

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