NASA's Kennedy Space Center launch team conducted a fueling test
Friday that produced good data for the engineers. Shuttle managers
are confident that any issues can be worked out in time for the
scheduled July launch.
Governor Will Sign Bill Outlawing Impersonation Of Flight Crew
If you're a flight crew member headed for Midway or O'Hare, be
sure to take along your ID. Pretty soon, if you're caught wearing
your uniform in a restricted area within the airport, you could
wind up charged with a felony.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced today that the remains of a US serviceman, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to
his family for burial with full military honors.
The Delta II rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2W at
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA at 0322 PDT carrying the NOAA-N
Earth-observing satellite. Following a nominal 65-minute flight,
the rocket deployed the spacecraft to a circular orbit with a
"South American Glory" by Thomas J. Kalina Takes First
Thomas J. Kalina of Racine, Wisconsin, won the Best of Show
award and the top prize of $1,000 in the 2005 EAA Sport Aviation
Art Contest. His entry, "South American Glory," depicts a Douglas
DC-7B taking off in the early evening light.
New Helicopters Equipped With HELLFIRE II Missiles
The Australian Army has taken delivery of its first two Tiger
armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs), equipped with Lockheed
Martin's HELLFIRE II missiles and M299 "smart" launchers. The
helicopters, manufactured by Eurocopter in France, were delivered
by its subsidiary Australian Aerospace.
"Since December, we improved width, range, seat costs,
economics. We changed the aircraft three or four times in the past
90 days. We achieved an eight-ton weight reduction through the use
of new technologies. This is an all-new aircraft."
Source: Airbus sales chief John Leahy Wednesday,
speaking to the aviation press in Toulouse, France. Leahy touted
what he called the "all new" A350, no longer a derivative of
another Airbus model. The A350 is the subject of a brewing trade
war between the US and the EU over government subsidies to both
Airbus and its chief competitor, Boeing.