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Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge.

The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government officials, and academia. Workers at Boeing South Carolina voted to reject the International Association of Machinists’ (IAM) attempt to unionize the site. A total of 2,828 teammates of the approximately 3,000 eligible to vote cast ballots, with 74 percent (2,097) voting in support of the company. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 02.21.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Tuesday, February 21st, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • NASA's 'Space Poop' HeroX Challenge Breaks Crowdsourcing Competition Records
  • FAA Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus
  • Boeing South Carolina Teammates Reaffirm Their Choice to Stay Union Free
  • Alphabet Balloons Learn To Bend The Wind
  • Aero-Calendar
  • DJI, AMA Launch Joint Drone Safety And Training Program
  • Space Station Solar Research Sunsets
  • Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order For Five 787-9 Dreamliners 
  • Milestone F-35 Center Wing Assembly Delivered From Marietta Facility
  • ALPA Calls For Secondary Barriers On Commercial Aircraft  

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