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Revolutionary New Space-Diving Suit Will Rival Anything You've Ever Seen In The Movies
Editor's note: This guest post was written by Ron Atkins, a life-long supporter of human space exploration and an ardent advocate of "NewSpace" and Commercial Spaceflight.
Wed May 15, 2013
'Dream Chaser' Spacecraft Arrives at NASA to Begin Flight Tests
Wrapped in protective plastic, the Dream Chaser arrives at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility, where it will be based for flight testing.
Tue May 14, 2013
Trickle Down Effect: How DOD's furloughs will hurt contractors
Plans from the Defense Department to furlough as many 650,000 employees could have a severe impact on federal contractors as program operations, new competitions and invoice payments face potential delays from lack of resources, according to Lockheed Martin Corp.'s chief financial officer.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sierra Nevada finishes Dream Chaser assembly; to ship to Cali for test
Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Space Systems has finished assembly and testing of its Dream Chaser spacecraft and is getting ready to ship it from its Louisville headquarters to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Aviation Insider: A Troubled Bird
Col. Andrew J. "Drifter" Toth, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, the "Nomads" at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was talking about the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter when he acknowledged a flight restriction on the airplane.
9 states poised to dominate the drone economy
More specifically, California and Washington State. The AUVSI report lists them as the No.1 and No.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
Solar plane lands in Ariz., 1st leg of major trip
Alone in the single-seat cockpit and high above the American Southwest, pilot Bertrand Piccard could hear only his plane's gear box and the quiet whine of four electric motors.
Fri May 10, 2013
Aerotech News And Review
C-5M undergoes a supera upgrade at Edwards
The silhouette of an aircrew member from the 9th Airlift Squadron can be seen as they prepare to remove a power cart from a C-5M Super Galaxy for a test sortie April 26, 2013, in support of C-5M Super Galaxy Block 3.5.2 software upgrade testing.
Criminal Report Daily
The X-15B: The Spaceplane That Wasn't
One of the biggest stories last week was Virgin Galactic's successful flight of SpaceShipTwo .
Thu May 09, 2013
Plans for Mach 20 Planes
Boeing's X-51A WaveRider - a jet-fueled, air-breathing hypersonic rocket developed for the U.S. Air Force - went hypersonic during a recent test off the Southern California coast, flying at more than five times the speed of sound.
Peek Through Time: Jackson's Al Worden soared into space with scientific Apollo 15 mission
They called him "Sonny" and thought his skills as a piano player likely would lead him to a career as a musician.
Wed May 08, 2013
Air Force Times
Training at Eglin ramps up as more F-35s arrive
An F-35A taxis into a hangar at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where pilots and maintainers are being trained on the new Joint Strike Fighter.
Tue May 07, 2013
The X-15 Rocket Plane: Implications for Reusable Booster Schedule & Cost
The X-15 is a strong contender for the title of "Everyone's Favorite X-plane." Conceived in the 1952-1954 period, before Sputnik and the birth of NASA , the North American Aviation-built rocket plane was intended to pioneer the technologies and techniques of hypersonic flight - that is, of flight faster than Mach 4 . Between 1959 and 1968, three ... (more)
Boeing primes the B-52 for the digital age
Lt. Gen. Jim Kowalski, commander of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, sits at the electronics nerve center of a B-52H test aircraft in May 2012 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Financial News & Daily Record
Astronaut David Scott urges Jacksonville University graduates to 'see the world': 7th man to walk on the moon receives honorary degree
Astronaut David Scott urges Jacksonville University graduates to 'see the world': 7th man to walk on the moon receives honorary degree On Saturday, the seventh U.S. astronaut to walk on the moon, retired U.S. Air Force Col.
Mon May 06, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
The Military's X-51 Waverider Finally Traveled Five Times The Speed Of Sound
An unmanned X-51A Waverider test plane achieved an incredible speed of more than 3800 mph on May 1, reaching Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean.
Sun May 05, 2013
The London Free Press
NASA studies unmanned aircraft
Scientists the world over are looking to combine flying wing technology with pilotless aircraft in commercial as well as military capacities.
Sat May 04, 2013
X-51A Waverider Scramjet Hits Hypersonic Speed Of Mach 5.1 In Final Test Flight, Air Force Says
The U.S. Air Force's experimental X-51A Waverider vehicle flew under its own power for four minutes on May 1, 2013, reaching a top speed of Mach 5.1. The U.S. military launched an experimental hypersonic aircraft on its swan song test flight Wednesday , accelerating the craft to more than five times the speed of sound in the longest-ever mission ... (more)
Anchorage Daily News
Solar plane lands in Ariz., 1st leg of major trip
No noisy jet engines. Piccard piloted the craft for 20 hours, first cruising along the California coast after taking off from Moffett Field in Mountain View near San Francisco just after dawn Friday.
Fri May 03, 2013
Experimental aircraft flies 3,000 mph above the Pacific
The unmanned X-51A WaveRider, which is more of a missile than a plane, was launched off the coast near Port Magu and reached hypersonic speed before plunging into the ocean.