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April 18, 2010

NTSB Released Probable Cause In 2008 Fremont, OH Accident

Aging Pilot's Vision Was A Factor In The Crash

The NTSB has released its probable cause report in an accident involving an 86-year-old pilot offering airplane rides at a Lion's Club "Fly-In Breakfast." Six people, including the pilot, were fatally injured in the accident.

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Great Job! Space Foundation Honors Hubble Servicing Mission Team

Life Of The Orbiting Observatory Extended Offering Unsurpassed Research Opportunities

The Space Foundation Tuesday night recognized the team that put together and executed the final manned repair visit to the Hubble Space Telescope in May of 2009, at its 26th annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

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Lynn Details Defense Department's Space Strategy

DOD "Must Change" How It Incorporates Space Technology

Space provides critical capabilities for the Defense Department and the organization must change its space strategy as the situations and conditions change, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

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EAA Teams With National Flight Academy To Support Youth Programs

Expands Education Programs To Get Young People Flying

EAA signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday with the National Flight Academy of Pensacola, FL, establishing a relationship to support aviation education programs that engage and motivate young people.

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Honeywell Makes Communications, GPS Announcements At Space Symposium

SERDES Communications Circuitry Is Radiation-Hardened For ISS

The space industry’s first radiation hardened electronic component for communication systems, which improves the speed of serial data communication fifty-fold over existing space electronics, has been selected to upgrade communication systems on the International Space Station.

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New Top Prop: Hartzell Adds STC For Cessna T/P210

Three-Bladed Prop Boosts Takeoff, Climb, Cruise

Hartzell has received FAA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that covers new 3-bladed propellers installed on Cessna's pressurized P210N (1978-84) and turbocharged T210F-N (1966-84) models.

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Gone West: Wayne Rosenkrans, Retired President Of Jeppesen

Became CEO Of The Company In 1967

Wayne Rosenkrans, the former president and chief executive officer of Jeppesen,, passed away April 12. He was 86.

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Bell Helicopter Supports Army Kiowa Warriors

Will Repair Crash Damage, Work On Cabin Designs

In addition to beginning work in March on the final lot of aircraft in the OH-58D Safety Enhancement Program (SEP), Bell Helicopter is also supporting the Army's Kiowa Warrior program with crash damage repairs and a C-to-D cabin conversion build line.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.10): Io Plasma Torus

Io Plasma Torus A bagel-shaped region of trapped sulfur ions around Jupiter that originates from the surface of Io, one of Jupiter’s moons. Gravitational tidal forces between Jupiter, other Galilean moons, and Io cause tidal friction in Io’s interior, producing geysers that spew sulfur at tremendous speeds. Some of the sulfur ions leave Io’s surface and become trapped around Jupiter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.10)

Aero-Linx: NASA Apollo 13 Forty years ago, this past week, Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. The Fra Mauro site was reassigned to Apollo 14.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.18.10)

"The Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission was extraordinary on so many levels... The foresight to attempt repairs rather than scrap the investment in the original telescope, the complexity and difficulty of the in-space maneuvers, the stunning visual images of the spacewalks transmitted from space, and an outcome that extended the life of this marvelous portal into the universe - all add up to an unmatched technological achievement." Source: Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham, following the Space Foundation's recognition of the team that put together and executed the final manned repair visit to the Hubble Space Telescope...

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