Company Currently Working On SpaceShipTwo, New Carrier
Say it ain't so, Burt! Pending regulatory approval by the US
Department of Justice, Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to increase its
stake in Scaled Composites -- the maverick aerospace company led by
Burt Rutan, and builder of the Ansari X-Prize Cup-winning
SpaceShipOne -- from 40 percent to 100 percent.
Units Will Search For Minerals, Water Using 3-D Laser
Two National Aeronautics and Space Administration robots are
surveying a rocky, isolated polar desert within a crater in the
Arctic Circle. The study will help scientists learn how robots
could evaluate potential outposts on the moon or Mars.
In an effort to concentrate resources on detecting explosive
threats -- and not so much on hassling ordinary citizens -- the
Transportation Security Administration announced Friday it will no
longer enforce the ban on common lighters in carry-on luggage.
Torch lighters, however, will continue to be banned in
Founders Kelleher Agrees To Stay On One Final Year At SWA
The Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines announced Thursday
details of its new employment contracts with Executive Chairman
Herb Kelleher, President and Corporate Secretary Colleen Barrett,
and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly.
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Clarence E. (Bud) Anderson is a triple ace. During 116 combat
missions with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group
Anderson achieved 16.25 victories. Anderson stayed in the service
after the war... and was decorated 26 times! Anderson still flies
today and maintains his Flight Instructor Certificate.
"Soon after the crash we noticed helicopters, I don't
think more than three hours had passed. We had blankets, a little
food and water so it wasn't that bad."
Source: Laure Delesalle, who along with Loic
Pochet suffered minor injuries Thursday when they were forced to
put their ultralight down on the Greenland Icecap. The two pilots
were winging their way to Oshkosh, WI from France.