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July 08, 2017

Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Multi-User Spaceport

Expresses  Support For Manned Mars Mission

Vice President Mike Pence thanked employees at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for their commitment to America’s continued leadership in the space frontier during a visit to America’s multi-user spaceport on Thursday.

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Boeing Selects PPS5000 Electric Thruster For Use On A Commercial Satellite

First Unit To Be Delivered In 2018 For 2019 Launch

Safran Aircraft Engines has been selected by Boeing to provide an electric propulsion subsystem to support orbit-raising on a commercial satellite program.

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FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against Terrazzo USA

Agency Alleges Hazardous Materials Violations By The Company

The FAA has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against Terrazzo USA & Associates, Inc., of McLoud, OK for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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Breitling DC-3 Halfway Through World Tour

Looking To Become The Oldest Aircraft To Circumnavigate The Globe

A team backed by watchmaker Breitling is working to fly a DC-3 around the world, making it the oldest airplane to complete a circumnavigation of the globe.

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Jet Linx Surpasses 100 Aircraft Milestone In Its Private Jet Fleet

Omaha-Based Company Has 14 Locations Nationwide

The nationally-based fleet of aircraft operated by Jet Linx Aviation has surpassed its 100th aircraft under management. Currently, Jet Linx is the third largest aircraft management company (Part 135) in the United States, with 90 aircraft on its FAA certificate and another seven pending imminent addition to its certificate. The Jet Linx fleet of 101 aircraft also includes four that are managed solely for the owner’s use (Part 91).

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Government of India Approved For C-17 Transport Purchase

Total Package Estimated At $366.2 Million

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India for C-17 transport aircraft. The estimated cost is $366.2 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

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Earth-Based Views Of Jupiter To Enhance Juno Flyby

Close Pass Expected On July 10

Telescopes in Hawaii have obtained new images of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, which will assist the first-ever close-up study of the Great Red Spot, planned for July 10. On that date, NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly directly over the giant planet's most famous feature at an altitude of only about 5,600 miles.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.08.17)

“Let us do what our nation has always done since its very founding and beyond: We've pushed the boundaries on frontiers, not just of territory, but of knowledge. We've blazed new trails, and we’ve astonished the world as we’ve boldly grasped our future without fear.” Source: Vice President Mike Pence, during a visit Thursday to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.17): Charted VFR Flyways

Charted VFR Flyways are flight paths recommended for use to bypass areas heavily traversed by large turbine-powered aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.17)

CAP Model Rocketry Program CAP's Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. The guide builds on the foundation of Aerospace Dimensions, Module 4 Rockets, to introduce cadets to the hobby and science of model rocketry.

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