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March 01, 2017

Airborne 03.01.17: SpaceX Moon Mission!, Gulfstream G600, Vietnam USMC Airman

Also: Drone Pilot To Jail, Mobile Oshkosh, Garmin Tragedy, DJI Theft, Boeing UK, City Drone Ban, UPS Aircraft Mechanics
SpaceX had a surprising announcement this week signaling that private space tourism may be making some big leaps -- soon. The company announced that it had, “...been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission.” SpaceX adds that, “We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as beginning initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest, and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released about the flight teams, contingent upon their approval, and conf

Guardsmen To Test Space Capsule Recovery Systems

Exercises To Be Conducted In Hawaii This Week

Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing are heading to Hawaii, Feb. 27, to participate in a joint NASA and Defense Department mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear that will be used to recover NASA's Orion spacecraft, the next generation of American space vehicle.

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Aero-TV: The All Electric E430 - Electric Aircraft Expert Yuneec Preps Nextgen Flyers

Yuneec Is Far More Than Just A Drone Company…
Yuneec is very well known in the drone community, but before they started making quadcopters, they were a leader in the world of electric manned aviation. And one of their latest airplanes is the Yuneec E-430.

NASA Will Work With SpaceX On Private Moon Venture

Wants To Ensure Company Meets Contractual Agreements For ISS Missions

NASA says it will work with SpaceX on the company's planned private mission to send humans around the moon.

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