Congress orders F-35 Software Plan
Congress ordered the Pentagon to establish an independent team consisting of subject matter experts to review the development of software for the Joint Strike Fighter program.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Toronto Star
F-35 fighter jets: Conservative government faces mounting pressure to stay or leave program
The government of Canada is facing a series of deadlines that increase pressure to stick with the F-35 stealth jet program.
Rosamond man dies in accident on Edwards AFB
A 26-year-old Rosamond man was killed in a traffic accident on Edwards Air Force Base at about 2:45 a.m. on May 23 according to a news release from the Kern County Coroner's office.
NASA Chief Gets Update On JPL Mission To Capture Asteroid
An ambitious plan to capture a potentially dangerous asteroid and safely relocate it to an orbit around the Moon was the focus of a Southland visit by NASA Adminstrator Charles Bolden on Thursday.
F-35 ITF works toward certification
The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references.
Affton's Larry Stone: From Air Force Air Traffic Controller to Community Booster
The Affton Community Involvement Association is losing a key member. Larry Stone sent notice to the membership that he is stepping down after five years as chairman and leaving the organization as a "regular" member.
Wed May 22, 2013
Pressure increases on Conservatives to stay or leave F-35 program
The Harper government may have "hit the reset button" on the purchase of F-35s, but that doesn't mean planning for the stealth fighter has been halted.
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)