Budapest Airport further expands Chinese connections

787-9; Hainan Airlines; Hainan Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airlines’ First 787-9 Dreamliner; GE Engines; View from Bottom Left; K66552

Budapest Airport marked the return of Hainan Airlines last week as Hungary’s gateway celebrated the launch of the Chinese carrier’s twice-weekly connection to Chongqing. Initially deploying its B789 fleet on the 7,458-kilometre sector last 27 December, the airline returns to the Hungarian market after an eight-year hiatus.

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New Boeing 777X Completes Successful First Flight

Boeing 777-9X Artwork

Three hour, 51 minute flight marks new phase for rigorous test program

Largest and most fuel efficient twin-engine commercial jet expected to deliver in 2021

SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The new Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777X jetliner took to the skies today, entering the next phase of its rigorous test program. Based on the popular 777 and with proven technologies from the 787 Dreamliner, the 777X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09 a.m. local time for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field.

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NASA TV to Air Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station

NASA TV to Air Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station

The U.S. Cygnus space freighter is pictured as the Canadarm2 robotic arm
The U.S. Cygnus space freighter is pictured as the Canadarm2 robotic arm, guided by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir with fellow Flight Engineer Christina Koch as her back up, reaches out to grapple the 12th resupply ship from Northrop Grumman on November 4, 2019.
Credits: NASA

More than two months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Alan Bean, will depart the orbiting laboratory on Friday, Jan. 31.

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NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson is working on the OsteoOmics bone cell study that utilizes the Microgravity Science Glovebox

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Commander Peggy Whitson is working on the OsteoOmics bone cell study that utilizes the Microgravity Science Glovebox inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory on May 2, 2017.

Credits: NASA

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

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NASA to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes with Day of Remembrance

NASA to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes with Day of Remembrance

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks to NASA personnel and others during a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks to NASA personnel and others during a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The wreaths were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.

Credits: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Jan. 30.

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NASA Administrator Names Director for Ohio Center

NASA Administrator Names Director for Ohio Center

Marla Pérez-Davis

Credits: NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Marla Pérez-Davis director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Pérez-Davis has been serving as the acting director of Glenn since Oct. 1, 2019.

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Media Invited to Renaming Ceremony for International Ocean Science Satellite

Media Invited to Renaming Ceremony for International Ocean Science Satellite

The Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS mission, set to launch in November, will extend long-term observations of global sea level change.

Credits: ESA

NASA and its partners on an upcoming mission to extend long-term observations of global sea level change will announce the renaming of the mission, currently known as Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS, at a ceremony at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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NASA Announces Two Media Briefings on Latest Solar Mission

NASA Announces Two Media Briefings on Latest Solar Mission

ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter will travel inside the orbit of Mercury and capture the first images of the Sun’s north and south poles.

Credits: ESA/ATG Medialab

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) scientists will discuss Solar Orbiter, the agencies’ collaboration set to launch next month on its journey to the Sun, during two media teleconferences on Monday, Jan. 27.

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