Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Vice President Pence Visits NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, and Vice President Mike Pence talk with Expedition 53 crew members
Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, and Vice President Mike Pence talk with Expedition 53 crew members Joe Acaba, Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, who currently are working and living aboard the International Space Station, from the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Vice President Mike Pence, second from left, is given an overview on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, of NASA’s Space Launch System structural test stand at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, by Center Director Todd May, right, as Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., looks on. The Vice President visited the space center to view test hardware for NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s new deep space rocket and to call the crew aboard the International Space Station.

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Makes First White House-level Call to Space Station Crew from Center

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Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

IWM London
26 October 2017 – 28 May 2018
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With one month to go until opening, IWM London releases new images of works that will feature in Age of Terror: Art since 9/11, the UK’s first major exhibition to consider artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11. Images include works by Ai Weiwei, Jamal Penjweny, Kennardphillipps, Rachel Howard, Hanaa Malallah and Shona Illingworth.

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Rockwell Collins receives support award from Airbus for continued excellence and customer-oriented support

From Left to Right: Philippe Mhun, head of Customer Services, Airbus; Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins; Klaus Richter, chief procurement officer, Airbus; Benoît Schultz, senior vice president, Procurement, Airbus

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 25, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has been named the top supplier for the Airbus Support Award in the category of Systems and Equipment, Cabin and Propulsion. The company was honored at a ceremony held at the Airbus Supplier Conference Awards Dinner in Tianjin, China on Sept. 20.

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BLOODHOUND Project Newsletter

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September 2017 – Newsletter

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BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).


Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the Project. We have details of how to buy your tickets to see the first runs of BLOODHOUND SSC, an update on the Car’s progress, an explanation of why runway testing is so important from driver Andy Green – and the final deadline for putting your name on BLOODHOUND’s fin. What are you waiting for?!

Check out our website at www.bloodhoundssc.com for more information, videos and images.

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5th MINT Software systems user conference hosted by superjet international in venice, italy

The 5th MINT User Conference is scheduled in 2-year intervals and is a fixed point in the agenda of many airline managers around the globe. This year it is taking place planned for four full days from September 26th until 29th at the SSJ100 (Sukhoi Superjet 100) training center in Venice, Italy, as an active customer of MINT using the software for their pilots and cabin crews training management.

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TEAM NETHERLANDS AWARDED FIRST MEDAL OF INVICTUS GAMES

Team Netherlands win gold in Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

  • Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge kicks off Invictus Games Toronto 2017
  • Invictus Games competitors inspired by motivational visit from Prince Harry as they prepared for final heat of Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge
  • Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry also presented the first gold and silver medals to Netherlands and Great Britain
  • Teams from 13 nations tackled specialist courses in Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Land Rover Discovery
  • This year’s Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, run from23-30 September

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Budapest Airport’s Bordeaux bond

Celebrating its 16th route launch out of 26 announced for this year, Budapest Airport has marked the commencement of its latest link, this time to Bordeaux in the much-acclaimed wine-growing region of France. Expanding its route network yet again, Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to the south-west of France becomes the home-based airline’s 69th destination from Budapest.

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: FROM WORDS TO ACTION

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British solo-yachtsman facing the arctic sun as he navigates the Russian Northern Sea route in his 40 foot yacht Barabas. Adrian Flanagan set off from the Solent on the first vertical circumnavigation by sea (pole to pole) on28 October 2003, the smallest yacht to round Cape Horn West about, and still one of only a handful of yachts to make that passage, heading North up the Pacific an through the Bering Strait, along the Northern Sea Route, round Norway’s North Cape & South for home through the North Sea

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN BEING HANDED A CUP OF TEA BY CHIEF CHRIS BAMBER ON HMS TRUMPETER IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN ON BOARD HIS YACHT BARABUS IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

Read Adrian’s account of his epic and historic voyage. FIRE Project review of the book http://tinyurl.com/y9629kp8

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is the shortest sea route from Asia to Europe. According to experts, after 2050 it will be available for year-round passage of conventional vessels with no ice reinforcement. Given this, it is a good strategy right now to develop the NSR not only for pure export of natural resources from the Arctic zone or for the “Northern Supply”, but also for container transportation. In 2016, a model for creating a regular Arctic container line on the basis of the Northern Sea Route was developed. A niche where NSR shipments are more profitable compared to the southern route is the transit of container cargo between the ports of the Northeast Asia (China, Japan, the Republic of Korea) and North Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg, etc.) The container traffic on routes where the use of the NSR can potentially give a significant payoff to carriers, is about 455 thousand TEU. The commissioning of new facilities for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the development of infrastructure in the Arctic will help significantly increase traffic along the NSR.

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