Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and the Soyuz and Cygnus Spaceships
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer speaks to Maryland students on June, 9 from the International Space Station.

Students at Leeds Elementary School in Elkton, Maryland, will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 9. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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New Poll: With First Mars Mission Approaching, Few Teachers Believe Students Interested In Subjects That Would Lead Them To Space Exploration Careers

 

– Overwhelming Majority See Space Exploration as Way to Reinvigorate Student Interest

– Lockheed Martin Unveils New Resources to Prepare Students for Space-related Careers

BETHESDA, Md., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A strong future Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce is vital to sending humans to Mars, yet a new survey commissioned by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shows about a third of U.S. middle school and high school teachers (36 percent) see enthusiasm from their students about STEM learning. To help address these findings, today the company unveiled new resources as part of its Generation Beyond program, including a space-themed curriculum and new app that simulates what it’s like to explore the surface of Mars.

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First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility

NAGOYA, Japan, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated by MHI with technical assistance from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and oversight from the U.S. Government.

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Boeing to Showcase New Airplanes and Services at Paris Air Show

 

– 737 MAX 9 scheduled for flying display

– P-8A Poseidon, V-22, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and 787-10 Dreamliner on static display

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today confirmed that a 737 MAX 9 flight test airplane will participate in the flying display at the Paris Air Show, which runs June 19-25 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

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NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas

NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas

Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR
Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation.
Credits: NASA/Andrew Carlsen

Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts.

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WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 22%, LOAD FACTOR INCREASES 1.0 PPTS TO 91%

 

MAY 2017 TRAFFIC STATISTICS:
WIZZ AIR GROWS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 22%, LOAD FACTOR INCREASES 1.0 PPTS TO 91%
Ticker: WIZZ
Geneva, 5 June 2017: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for May 2017.
In May 2017, Wizz Air continued to expand its network and operations with the following announcements:
 Base expansion with the deployment of a second Airbus A320 aircraft to Belgrade in Serbia.
 Network expansion to 141 airports with the announcement of one new routes to/from Saint Petersburg in Russia.
 Delivery of one brand new Airbus A321 aircraft taking the fleet to 81 aircraft.
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New NASA Experiments, Research Headed to International Space Station

New NASA Experiments, Research Headed to International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:07 p.m. June 3.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:07 p.m. June 3. About 6,000 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the cargo craft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA TV

Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

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