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Blue Origin’s Successful First Flight of New Shepard Space Vehicle

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin reported… Today we flew the first developmental test flight of our New Shepard space vehicle. Our 110,000-lbf thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine worked flawlessly, powering New Shepard through Mach 3 to its planned test altitude of 307,000 feet. Guidance, navigation and control was nominal throughout max..
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Joseph Victor Mizrahi (1933-2015)

Posted on April 9th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

We have the sad duty to report that the original Wings & Airpower owner, publisher, and editor Joe Mizrahi died this month. We honor his life and accomplishments with this memorial page. Joseph Victor Mizrahi (January 4, 1933 – April 5, 2015) was a first generation American born in Brooklyn,..
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Flying the AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor

Posted on March 13th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

AW609 Test Pilot Describes What it’s Like to Fly a Tiltrotor AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor promises the range and speed of a fixed-wing aircraft and the flexibility of a helicopter. Dan Wells, the AW609 test pilot to find out how it flies. This multi-role aircraft can be configured for passenger transport, search and rescue,..
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The Rewards of Risk: Innovation at Mojave, NASA Armstrong & Edwards AFB

Posted on March 6th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

In this video, innovative ideas on the future of space travel and aerospace dynamics are the brainchild of Mojave Spaceport’s, Stu Witt; NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s David McBride and Rocket Propulsion Lab’s Mike Huggins. The importance of risk as a crucial element in progressing forward is emphasized by the..
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NACA/NASA celebrates 100 years of Aerospace Research and Development

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

On March 3, 2015, NASA celebrated 100 years since the founding of its predecessor — the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. With a small budget and no paid staff, the NACA began developing the capabilities our nation needed to gain leadership in aeronautics. Throughout and beyond World War..
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Burt Rutan Returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2015 for VariEze 40th Anniversary

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Burt Rutan, the visionary aircraft designer whose innovations made history and changed the aviation world, will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2015 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his iconic VariEze aircraft.

The F-106 ‘Cornfield Bomber’

Posted on January 25th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The “Cornfield Bomber” was a Convair F-106 Delta Dart, operated by the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the United States Air Force, that made an unpiloted landing in a farmer’s field in Montana, suffering only minor damage, after the pilot had ejected from the aircraft. The aircraft, recovered and repaired, was..
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NASA Begins Flight Testing of Shape-Shifting Wings

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA’s green aviation project, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys, Inc, is one step closer to demonstrating technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing..
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“Journey To Space” IMAX movie coming in February 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

When the last shuttle landed in 2011, it was actually the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight, with new mission preparations by NASA and the international space community which will take astronauts beyond low earth orbit back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars within a generation...
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Apollo 13 anniversary to be commemorated at AirVenture

Posted on December 6th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Members of the Apollo 13 crew and team will participate in activities at AirVenture 2015 marking the 45th anniversary of what was called the “successful failure” of the aborted moon mission. EAA AirVenture 2015, the 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, will be held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in..
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