NASA Adds Events to Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing

NASA Adds Events to Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing

Apollo 50th Logo full color at 300 DPI
The logo for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing gives a nod to the past with a few elements borrowed from the original Apollo program emblem, and a glimpse into the future with a graphic depiction of NASA’s vision for the next half-century of deep space exploration. The arc through the word “Apollo” represents Earth’s limb, or horizon, as seen from a spacecraft. It serves as a reminder of how the first views of Earth from the Moon – one of NASA’s crowning achievements — forever transformed the way we see ourselves as human beings. It also affirms NASA’s intention to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and delivering on the promise of American ingenuity and leadership in space.
Credits: NASA/Matthew Skeins

NASA is offering new opportunities, in addition to those announced July 2, for America to celebrate with the agency the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars.

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U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin $492 Million Contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Launchers

First HIMARS Launcher Procurement by Poland

DALLAS, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Romania and Poland under a $492 million contract, marking Poland’s first acquisition of HIMARS launchers.

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First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for United Kingdom takes flight

First UK P8 B1 Flight Takeoff

First of nine P-8A Poseidon aircraft completes assembly and makes its first flight. Next stop: addition of military systems.

SEATTLE, Wash., July 15, 2019 — The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) took off from Renton, Wash. at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on July 12, marking the first flight of this inaugural UK P-8A.

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Bombardier’s Multi-Award-Winning Global 7500 Jet Reaches New Heights in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

  • Global 7500 aircraft is the most spacious purpose-built business jet to operate out of Gstaad’s Saanen airport in Switzerland, where it was on display earlier this month before flying to Dubai, performing another exceptional long-range mission
  • Mission highlights the Global family’s advanced wing design, which enables them to access challenging airfields with short runways in hot temperatures and/or high altitude locations, giving passengers direct access to the heart of the Swiss Alps all year round 
  • The Aviation Week Grand Laureate Global 7500 aircraft, also recently recognized as Business Jet of the Year in Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2019, offers Bombardier’s signature smooth ride and a spaciousness that is unique among business jets
  • Bombardier’s Challenger 350 aircraft, also recognized as the Best of the Best Super Mid-size Aircraft by Robb Report, joined the Global 7500 jet on display in Gstaad and achieved a speed record, reaching Malaga in 2 hours and 4 minutes

MONTREAL, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced that its Global 7500 aircraft is the largest, most spacious, purpose-built business jet to operate out of Gstaad’s Saanen airport in Switzerland – one of the most notable airfields located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, requiring short-field performance – showcasing its true four-zone cabin during an event earlier this month before continuing its journey to the Middle-East and reaching Dubai directly from Gstaad Saanen airport.

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NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo craft launches from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 2:48 a.m. EDT May 4, 2019 on the company’s 17th Commercial Resupply Services mission for NASA to the International Space Station.

Credits: NASA/Tony Gray and Kenny Allen

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21, for the launch of its 18th agency-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday with prelaunch events.

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Milan Bergamo sees significant growth in first half of 2019

With over 6.4 million having already passed through the doors of Milan Bergamo Airport this year, a 5% year-on-year increase, 2019 seems set to beat 2018 as the most successful year in the airport’s history. 19 carriers operate from the airport in S19, including Austrian low-cost carrier Lauda, and soon British Airways with a six times weekly service from London Gatwick. Sunday 25th June was also a historic day for Milan Bergamo, with 47,859 passengers passing through the airport’s doors; the busiest day in Bergamo’s history.

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Hamish Harding, Terry Virts and Qatar Executive Smash World Circumnavigation Speed Record Mission Accom

photo credit Chris Garrison 
Mission Accomplished: One More Orbit beats Pole to Pole World Circumnavigation Speed record by 5 hours and 52 minutes
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –– At 12:12 UTC on July 11, 2019, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and Qatar Executive made history.

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NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach.

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NASA to Broadcast Launch, Arrival of Astronaut Andrew Morgan at Space Station

NASA to Broadcast Launch, Arrival of Astronaut Andrew Morgan at Space Station

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 60 crew members Drew Morgan of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) pose for pictures July 5, 2019, in front of their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft during prelaunch preparations. They will launch July 20, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for their mission on the International Space Station.

Credits: Roscosmos/Andrey Shelepin

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A multinational crew of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday, July 20 – the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on the Moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival.

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