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September 15, 2021

Airborne 09.15.21: New Challenger 3500, Inspiration4 Ready!, MV22s In Haiti

Also: ALPA-No More Excuses, Philippine Airlines, Clay Lacy Electrifies, CH-53K King Stallion

Bombardier has confirmed the upcoming launch of the Challenger 3500 aircraft. The Challenger 3500 aircraft, the evolution of the Challenger 350 aircraft, introduces a redesigned interior with intelligent and sustainably minded cabin features. Bombardier’s Nuage seat is included in the aircraft’s standard configuration. The C-3500 will provide a reduced cabin altitude of 4,850 ft at 41,000 ft, representing a 31% improvement over its predecessor. This new business jet is expected to enter service in the second half of 2022. SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window opening at 8:02 pm EDT. Launch of the Inspiration4 mission is the world’s first all-civilian human space

Inspiration4 Scheduled To Launch Today, at 2002 ET

'Ambitious Fundraising Goal To Give Hope To All Kids With Cancer And Other Life-Threatening Diseases'

SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window on Wednesday, September 15, opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Thursday, September 16 at 00:02 UTC) for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Approximately three days after liftoff, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew will return to Earth and splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast.

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Space Day Returns to EAA Aviation Museum

Event Will Take Place On October 9, 2021

Space Day returns to the EAA Aviation Museum Saturday, October 9 with the theme “Women in Space.” Space Day synchronizes EAA’s participation in World Space Week, and will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, with all activities included in the museum admission price for that day. Nicole Stott, veteran NASA astronaut, is the featured speaker for the event. She participated in space shuttle flights from 2009 to 2011 and lived more than 100 days aboard the International Space Station. Stott was the 10th woman to perform a spacewalk, flew the robotic arm to capture the first H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), and participated in the first Twitter tweet-up from space to Earth.

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