Also: Honeywell Displays Suspect, Big 737MAX Order, Baker Follow-Up, Capt. Kirk v Branson
After a week's delay in orbit due to software hiccups, Orbital's Cygnus vehicle successfully docked at the ISS. The station's Expedition 37 crew reported the spacecraft -- loaded with about 1,300 pounds of cargo -- berthed Sunday morning at 8:44 a.m. EDT, following an 11-day journey to the orbiting laboratory. And a little closer to earth, at least for a little while, a much modified version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched at Noon Sunday from Vandenberg AFB along the coast of California. A more larger powerful version of the now-experienced Falcon 9 launch vehicle placed a Canadian satellite into Earth orbit in what was labeled as a "nominal" launch. On September 15th, a pair of Robinson R66 Turbine helicopters landed at the Bunkovo Heliport, just outside of Moscow, marking the end of a six-week, Around-the-World Expedition. The historic flight was a first for the R66 and for Russia. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.01.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, October 1st, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Big Weekend For Commercial Space
Mark Baker Interview Follow-Up and Reaction
Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World
FAA Mulls Mandatory Replacement Of Some Honeywell Displays
Boeing, WestJet Announce Order For 65 737 MAX Airplanes
Pensacola Beach FL Air Show Cancelled
William Shatner Declines Flight On Virgin Galactic
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