Aerospace

MONTEITH APPOINTED AS FAA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced Wayne R. Monteith has been appointed to the position of Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Monteith’s appointment is effective January 20, 2019. Monteith is a proven aerospace leader with nearly 30 years of planning and managing activities […]

FLIGHT PATH MUSEUM OPENS SPACE EXPLORATION GALLERY

The Space Exploration Gallery, the newest exhibit at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center and cosponsored by Aerospace, has officially opened following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday, September 22. The museum, which is located adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport, hosted the event. Dr. Malina Hills, vice president, Space Program Operations, addressed attendees during […]

ROCKET SCIENTISTS PUT ON 3D GLASSES FOR SPACE NEXT MOVIE

New Afterglow Studios production ‘Space Next’ pushes the frontiers of digital cinema while it explores the frontiers of space – in multiple formats for flatscreen and dome and resolutions up to 8K, distributed by BIG & Digital. The movie’s Museum of Flight premiere coincides with NewSpace 2016 conference in Seattle. “We are thrilled that ‘Space […]

WORLD VIEW COMPLETES MAJOR TEST FLIGHT

World View, the commercial spaceflight company, has successfully completed a major milestone test flight this past weekend, keeping the company on track to meet its 2017 goal for crewed private flights to the edge of space. This test flight carried a scaled down, replica spacecraft to a final altitude of 100,475 feet (30624 meters), successfully […]

NASA SHOWCASES AERONAUTICS AT BALLOON FIESTA

When the skies fill with hot air balloons at the 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico from October 3 to 11, NASA will be there when they fly. While the agency doesn’t have its own hot air balloon, the NASA exhibit will include a number of items of interest to aviation enthusiasts. […]

STUDY FINDS METAL FOAMS CAPABLE OF SHIELDING X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS, NEUTRON RADIATION

Research from North Carolina State University shows that lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means the metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications. “This work means […]

FOR THE LOVE OF SPACE

Spaceport America hosted ten Private Pilots and 24 of their guests in a first ever Fly-in event held at the spaceport on Valentine’s Day. Visiting aircraft at the event ranged from a large twin-engine, 6-passenger Cessna aircraft to a two seat, homebuilt, RV 4, parked on the spaceport apron around the iconic “Gateway to Space” […]

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