At this writing, NASA still hopes to launch the shuttle
Discovery next week on its latest flight to the International Space
Station... but the space agency is also preparing contingencies
just in case the STS-119 mission, and future shuttle launches,
suffer from still more delays.
Randall Fishman, the 2007 AirVenture Grand Champion 'Lindy' and Ultralight Innovation award winner, has a plan to prove a number of concepts about electric-powered flight via the development and testing of his ElectraFlyer-C, an electric-powered, single-seat airplane.