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September 29, 2021

Airborne 09.29.21: SmartSky Wins!, Space Movie, Blue Origin's Next Flt

Also: SFO Requires The Jab, 50th Gulfstream G600, First Flight Society, Air Force CV-22
SmartSky Networks has prevailed in its arbitration of legal claims against a former vendor, Wireless Systems Solutions, LLC. SmartSky was awarded over $12M in damages, legal expenses, and sanctions. The panel of three arbitrators issued a permanent injunction against WSS, its companion companies DAG Wireless Ltd. and DAG Wireless USA, and individuals Laslo Gross, Susan Gross, and David Gross. All counterclaims against SmartSky were dismissed with prejudice. Tom Cruise’ 200 million dollar space movie may not be the first movie shot in space... On the morning of September 28, three astronauts relocated a Russian Soyuz crew capsule to a new port on the Internationa

ISS Crew Preps For Filmcrew, First Movie Shot In Space

Successful Crew Capsule Relocation Takes Place Aboard ISS

On the morning of September 28, three astronauts relocated a Russian Soyuz crew capsule to a new port on the International Space Station, clearing the way for the entry of another Soyuz vehicle that will carry a Russian film crew -- to film the first commercial film in space... and beating out Tom Cruise. The procedure went according to plan. "A perfect approach and a flawless docking," NASA spokesperson Rob Navias said. On October 5th, launching from Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-19 will carry three Russian crew members that will complete their mission by docking at the ISS. The crew members include commander and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and spaceflight participants Klim Shipenko

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Young St. Jude Patients Still Talking About Space Chat

Childhood Cancer Survivor Hayley Arceneaux Answered Questions In Two Languages

The call of a lifetime took place on September 16th between four astronauts flying through space and children back on Earth who are being treated for cancer and other diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux was onboard the spacecraft, answering the kids' questions. Hayley is a childhood cancer survivor herself, giving hope to those who really need it.

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