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AirWingMedia in Houston for Orion EFT-1 Mission

Posted on November 26th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

AirWingMedia traveled to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston to participate in NASA’s Social program to observe the December 5, 2014 unmanned test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on a Delta IV launch vehicle. What we saw at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Apollo Era Mission..
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AirWingMedia at Armstrong Flight Research Center

Posted on November 25th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 18 and 19, 2014, AirWingMedia attended a NASA Social event at the Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. There we learned all the things NASA is doing to push the frontier of faster, safer, and more fuel efficient aeronautics technologies. NASA Aeronautics Research Contributions to..
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NASA tests prototype twin-fuselage glider for satellite launches

Posted on November 5th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes – a technology application that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending small satellites into space. The first flights of the one-third-scale twin fuselage..
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First Boeing 747 now open for display at Museum Of Flight

Posted on October 4th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

The growing worldwide demand for air travel during the 1960s led to the development of the 747, the first “Jumbo Jet.” “Merely recalling the early days of the 747 program brings sweat to the palms of my hands,” Boeing’s then-president, William Allen, said years after the giant aircraft had been..
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Sikorsky unveils the S-97 Raider Helicopter

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Unveiling Video Imagine a next-generation multi-mission helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, operating at 10,000 feet in 95° F of heat. The Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter is poised to realize this vision and revolutionize next-generation military aviation. The S-97..
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CH-46E Sea Knight to make final air show flight at MCAS Miramar

Posted on October 1st, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

By Cpl. Owen Kimbrel | 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing For decades, the CH-46E Sea Knight has served our country with honor, reliability and time tested dependability. The Sea Knight, also known as the “Phrog,” is scheduled to perform in the upcoming 2014 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, but this..
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SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission 4

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 25: 3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on International Space Station Niki Werkheiser, NASA’s 3-D Printing Project Manager, talks with Marshall Space Flight Center’s Bill Hubscher about today’s on-orbit set-up and first test run of the International Space Station’s 3-D Printer, a technology demonstration that is the first..
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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 Moves to Final Home

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies..
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Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane Design for DARPA

Posted on August 19th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. XS-1 has a reusable booster that when coupled with an expendable upper stage provides affordable, available and responsive space..
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Shuttle Independence mounted on NASA 747 in Houston

Posted on August 16th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Author: Ryan Korsgard, Click2Houston A piece of NASA history got an adornment Thursday morning. A giant crane lifted the space shuttle replica Independence onto Space Center Houston’s shuttle carrier aircraft. It was the final liftoff for the Space Shuttle Independence. The replica will now sit atop the Boeing 747, a..
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