The next spacewalk to complete the removal of a failed ammonia
pump module and installation and activation of a new pump module on
the International Space Station’s S1 Truss will take place no
earlier than Wednesday.
NTSB Suspects Problems in Airbus 300 Series Airplanes
The controversy continues over the airworthiness of the Airbus
300 series airplane's vertical stabilizer and rudder design. With
this concern specifically noted, the NTSB has issued Safety
Recommendation A-10-119 and -120 and Reiteration of NTSB Safety
High-Performance Experimental Turbine Goes Down After Balked
No matter the sum of one's experience, there is no
substitute for having 'time in type.' In the case of a recent fatal
Comp Air 8 Turboprop taildragger accident, the ferry pilot had a
fair amount of PIC time overall, but a comparatively short amount
of time in type... and with a machine like the CA8, with a
significant power to weight ratio, knowing the bird is a big deal
when it comes to correcting a bad situation like a balked
In annnouncement that could conceivably double the value of
programs like the Google Lunar XPrize, NASA has issued a Broad
Agency Announcement (BAA) to purchase specific data resulting from
industry efforts to test and verify vehicle capabilities through
demonstrations of small robotic landers. The purpose is to inform
the development of future human and robotic lander vehicles.
Now... here's a cause for celebration... a brand new GA runway!
This week, Blue Grass Airport officials were joined by Governor
Steve Beshear, Mayor Jim Newberry, Kentucky Department of Aviation
Commissioner R. Winn Turney and FAA Administrator Doug Martin for a
ribbon cutting ceremony of the airport's new crosswind runway,
Tell The Truth... Does The C-130 Suggest "Family" To You?
While many daughters may share similar interests with their
fathers, one NCO has related the challenges of her job with an
understanding dad. He's been there and done that. When retired
Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class William Seibt learned
that his daughter, Jennifer, was going to be promoted from
technical sergeant to master sergeant July 30, he made the trip
from Hillsboro, Ore., to Cannon Air Force Base to share the event
Mark Your Calendars -- It Sounds Like A Heck Of A Show....
ANN is told that the 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow will
take flight Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 at
Ellington Airport with 'thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics
and demonstrations' (but... ain't they all???). The United States
Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in the F-16C Fighting Falcon
Block 52 aircraft.
distributed to aircraft based on the traffic management program
parameters. The delay assignment is calculated in 15-minute
increments and appears as a table in Traffic Flow Management System
Aero-Linx: Galileo -- Journey
The Galileo spacecraft's 14-year odyssey came to an end on
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 when the spacecraft passed into
Jupiter's shadow then disintegrated in the planet's dense
atmosphere at 11:57 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The Deep Space
Network tracking station in Goldstone, Calif., received the last
signal at 12:43:14 PDT.
"Teams on the ground are evaluating the impact of the
leak on plans to replace the failed pump, as well as possible fixes
for the leak. The completion of the process will most likely
require at least two additional spacewalks."
Source: From a NASA statement following the
first of several grueling spacewalks needed to fix ISS Cooling