Monthly Archives: April 2014

Next Japanese Space Launcher Will Use Simple, Reliable Engines

Japan aims at a fundamentally reliable technology for primary space launch propulsion Inside most liquid-propellant rocket engines is another rocket engine, a sub-combustor that blasts its incandescent exhaust into a pipe and then a turbine instead of shooting it directly …

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NASA Selects Partners for U.S. Commercial Lander Capabilities

NASA announced Wednesday the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and …

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NASA’s Carbon-Counting Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Site

A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch.

NASA Invests in Hundreds of U.S. Small Businesses to Enable Future Missions

Recognizing the critical role of American small businesses and research institutions play as innovation engines for new space technologies that will enable future space exploration, NASA has selected 383 research and technology proposals for negotiations that may lead to contracts …

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NASA TV to Air U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony May 3

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 3. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a 2006 hall of famer, and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, in …

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Behind the apps: interview with ForeFlight CEO Tyson Weihs

In our “Behind the Apps” series, we meet the people behind aviation’s top apps–almost all of whom are pilots. In our last installment, we met the team behind Garmin Pilot and learned how this impressive app came to be. For …

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Behind the apps: interview with ForeFlight CEO Tyson Weihs

For our latest Behind the Apps profile, we visited ForeFlight’s offices in Austin, Texas. We sat down with CEO Tyson Weihs to talk about the company’s quick rise, the pilots who work on the app and… …

FAA Issues New PMA Policy Documents

The FAA released final versions of two important pieces of guidance: FAA Order 8110.42D Parts Manufacturer Approval Procedures, which cancels revision C; and FAA AC21.303-2 Application For Parts Manufacturer Approval Via Tests and Computations Or Identicality. Both have a direct …

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FAA Issues New PMA Policy Documents

The FAA released final versions of two important pieces of guidance: FAA Order 8110.42D Parts Manufacturer Approval Procedures, which cancels revision C; and FAA AC21.303-2 Application For Parts Manufacturer Approval Via Tests and Computations Or Identicality. Both have a direct …

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FAA Issues New PMA Policy Documents

The FAA released final versions of two important pieces of guidance: FAA Order 8110.42D Parts Manufacturer Approval Procedures, which cancels revision C; and FAA AC21.303-2 Application For Parts Manufacturer Approval Via Tests and Computations Or Identicality. Both have a direct …

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