While perusing the many extraordinary sights and sounds of the
2008 Heli-Expo, ANN's Aero-TV crews got a look at an intriguing
helicopter-based UAV program with a number of missions applications
and capabilities. Call the CybAero 'Vantage', this UAV is a
vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned helicopter developed
by US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
China has chosen three of its taikonauts -- all 42 years-old,
all former fighter pilots in the People's Liberation Army, and all
members in good standing of the Communist Party -- to man the
nation's next space mission, set for launch on September 25.