Space shuttle Endeavour lit up the predawn sky above Florida's
Space Coast on Monday with a 0414 EST launch from NASA's Kennedy
Space Center. The shuttle's last scheduled night launch began a
13-day flight to the International Space Station and the final year
of shuttle operations.
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The C-5M Super Galaxy completed operational test and evaluation
in January, releasing the aircraft for use in worldwide operations.
The tests, which lasted nearly 4 months, measured key performance
parameters to demonstrate the capabilities and reliability of the
Insitu said Tuesday it has successfully flight-tested an
electronic fuel injection (EFI) heavy fuel engine (HFE) on its
Integrator unmanned aircraft. This technology is being incorporated
into Insitu's entire family of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Finds "Strong Financial Incentives" For Use Of Alternative
EQ2 released a report Thursday examining the development of
sustainable, carbon-neutral biofuels for aircraft, and a critical
study of the economic and climate impacts of the aviation industry
as it moves towards the large-scale adoption of biofuels.
Helo Chosen For Exploration And Surveillance Missions
Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
(MNRE) has inked a deal with Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA) for
an EC135 aircraft. The sale follows the establishment of
Eurocopter’s first branch office in Thailand in December last
New Program Will Have Students Fly Robinson And Sikorsky
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) recently announced
its selection of Universal Helicopters (UHI) as the exclusive
provider of the Helicopter Flight Training Program to students at
the university’s Prescott, AZ, campus.
X PRIZE Foundation Celebrates Five Years Since the Ansari X PRIZE Win
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996. The competition offered the largest incentive prize in history, a stunning $10 million dollar award, to the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft 100 kilometers above the earth’s surface twice within two weeks.
X PRIZE Foundation Celebrates Five Years Since the Ansari X PRIZE
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international
headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites
for the successful launch of their craft,
SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles
Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first
non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally
announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996.
The headlines read "Bolden Denies Abandoning Human Spaceflight,"
but the budget for NASA says otherwise. Beware of politicians who
rip apart national icons while offering undefined goals without
deadlines. It is much the same as saying "we're going to bulldoze
the Washington Monument, but don't worry, we're going to replace it
with something really terrific sometime later." That is the same
message that the new NASA Administrator and his immediate
underlings are pandering to the spaceflight community when it comes
to President Obama's new budget and NASA's place in it.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) said Thursday it has
appointed Richard W. Emery II as president, The Americas Jet Sales.
In this role, Emery will oversee all commercial jet aircraft sales
activities in North, Central and South America.
"The generosity and commitment from individuals like
Lloyd Huck, and the enthusiasm of the people who have flown in the
airplane and seen it at air shows, has been nothing short of
astounding. It's been a privilege to see their eyes light up
when they see general aviation's potential, and their desire for
flying to be an integral part of their lives."
Source: AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave
Hirschman describing the use of the association's Let’s Go
Flying SR22 during 2009.