It may be the ultimate form of aero-recycling... recrafting solid older airframes with the latest technology and aerodynamic improvements, with the result being very economical high-performance aircraft available for a fraction of the cost of their "newer" counterparts.
"Our team may not get to partake in a traditional New
Year's celebration, but I expect seeing our two spacecraft safely
in lunar orbit should give us all the excitement and feeling of
euphoria anyone in this line of work would ever need."
Source: David Lehman, project manager for GRAIL
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, as he
prepares for the two NASA spacecraft to reach the Moon.
We've heard a lot this year about interference that could
disrupt GPS receivers installed in airplanes and countless other
vehicles. The FCC has a clear definition for interference, as
today's AeroLinx explains.