NASA recently sponsored a series of flights from Ellington Field
in Houston to test technologies in reduced-gravity conditions. The
flights marked the third year of operations for NASA's Facilitated
Access to the Space Environment for Technology program, called
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander
Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space
Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 0510 local time
Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Andy Anderson Signs With Forbes Films To Adapt "The Golden
Christopher Forbes, Director and Producer of Forbes Films,
announced Thursday that an agreement has been reach with Author
Andy Anderson to produce a feature film based on Anderson's novel
"The Golden Countess"
Outlines The Airline's Efforts In Environmental Protection,
Safety, Social Responsibility
Delta Air Lines says its just-released 2009 Corporate
Responsibility Report details the company's performance in the
areas of the environment, safety and community responsibility over
the past two years.
This year's Oshkosh event had it all... drama, excitement,
triumph, tragedy, and big-time fireworks! The final attendance
figures released by EAA showed 535,000 attendees, a decrease of 7
percent from 2009. "We had expected to have a slightly lower
attendance figure this year after last year's blockbuster event,"
The FAA has proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators,
including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require
stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and
training, and additional on-board safety equipment.
Governor Doesn't Want Details Released Before Union Vote
Details of the deal announced this week by Kansas Governor Mark
Parkinson (D) that he says will keep Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita
are being very closely held until the company's machinists' union
has an opportunity to vote on a new contract October 16.
Israel Aerospace Industries Developed The Aircraft For Tactical
Up to now, UAVs have primarily followed one of two conventional
designs: fixed wing like a conventional airplane, or rotary wing
like a helicopter. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has taken the
wraps off a third configuration.
Continental Connection Flight Went Down Near Buffalo, NY In
The families of five of the people on board Continental
Connection Flight 3407 when it went down in February of last year
have reached settlements with the airline. Terms of the agreements
were kept confidential.