BBAM Adds Up to 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing and lessor BBAM signed an agreement for up to 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters. (Photo credit: Boeing)

Lessor extends the life of its Next-Generation 737s to meet growing demand in e-commerce and express cargo market

Agreement brings total 737-800BCF orders and commitments to more than 150

SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2020 —Boeing [NYSE: BA] and BBAM Limited Partnership today announced the lessor is expanding its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter fleet with six firm orders and six options. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15 and highlights the continued strength of the e-commerce and express cargo market.

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NASA Invites Media to Update on Rocket Test for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA Invites Media to Update on Rocket Test for Artemis I Moon Mission

The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a hot fire test Jan. 16, 2021, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Credits: NASA Television

NASA will host a media teleconference at 5:30 p.m. EST today, Tuesday, Jan.19, to discuss the engine test conducted Saturday, Jan. 16, for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. Agency leaders and industry partners will discuss the test, known as a hot fire, which took place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Continue reading

NASA TV Coverage Set for January Spacewalks, Preview News Conference

NASA TV Coverage Set for January Spacewalks, Preview News Conference

NASA astronaut and Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy took this epic “space-selfie” during a spacewalk this at the International Space Station on July 21, 2020.

Credits: NASA

Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Station Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Monday, Feb. 1, for a pair of spacewalks to finish installing a European science platform and complete long-term battery upgrade work. NASA will preview the work during a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 22, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Continue reading

NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2020 Annual Report

NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2020 Annual Report

Cover of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel 2020 Annual Report

Credits: NASA

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2020 annual report Tuesday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues, and concerns. Continue reading

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NASA Conducts Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA Conducts Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage for Artemis I Moon Mission

The hot fire is the final test of the Green Run test series
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The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a hot fire test Jan. 16, 2021, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Credits: NASA Television
The hot fire is the final test of the Green Run test series, a comprehensive assessment of the Space Launch System’s core stage prior to launching the Artemis I mission to the Moon.

Credits: NASA Television

The four RS-25 engines fired for a little more than one minute and generated 1.6 million pounds of thrust.

Credits: NASA Television

NASA conducted a hot fire Saturday of the core stage for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the Artemis I mission to the Moon. The hot fire is the final test of the Green Run series.

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NASA Updates Times for TV Coverage, Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA Updates Times for TV Coverage, Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

This image shows liquid hydrogen being safely vented and burned as it naturally warms and boils off
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Teams at NASA’s Stennis Space Center will perform a hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage on Jan. 16, 2021. This image shows liquid hydrogen being safely vented and burned as it naturally warms and boils off during a rehearsal of a countdown to hot fire of the stage’s engines on Dec 20, 2020.
Credits: NASA

Editor’s note: This advisory was updated Jan. 16 to update the window for the hot fire test, as well as start time for NASA TV coverage. Because test preparation is running ahead of schedule, NASA TV coverage will begin at 3:20 p.m. EST for a test start time of 4 p.m. Continue reading