NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

On Aug. 16, 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama,
On Aug. 16, 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will lead the Human Landing System Program. Bridenstine was joined by Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee. NASA will rapidly develop the lander for safely carrying the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s surface in 2024. The Artemis missions will start with launch by the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, also managed by Marshall. Bridenstine made the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall SLS liquid hydrogen structural test article, currently being tested to help ensure the structure can safely launch astronauts on the Artemis lunar missions.
Credits: NASA Television

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.

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NASA Television Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Mission to Space Station

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is scheduled to launch on a test flight Aug. 21 on a Soyuz 2.1a booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is scheduled to launch on a test flight Aug. 21 on a Soyuz 2.1a booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Credits: Roscosmos

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. Aug. 22 Baikonur time) on a test flight to validate the spacecraft’s compatibility with a revamped Soyuz booster rocket. The booster will be used to transport crews to the International Space Station beginning in spring 2020.

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NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

n this image, taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on Feb. 27, 2000, a CME is seen erupting from the Sun
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate technologies to improve science observations in deep space. The proposals could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft, such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). In this image, taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on Feb. 27, 2000, a CME is seen erupting from the Sun, which is hidden by the disk in the middle, so the fainter material around it can be seen.
Credits: ESA/NASA/SOHO

NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft.

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VTOL e-News Asia-Pacific – Coming up in the August Report

Our Aug Report is due out Sat 31 Aug 2019.

Around the campfire. Held over from our last edition. An engineer fell off a Bell 205 helicopter when the pilot lifted the machine into the air during a maintenance ground run at a Sydney airport MRO. The stressed pilot with a severe case of “get home -it is” lifted off forgetting he had an engineer working on the roof of the helicopter. We will tell you what happened when the engineer fell off and why the pilot ended up with a black eye. It happened more than three decades ago – all a true story.

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Budapest Airport announces Ryanair’s 47th service

Just a week after the announcement that Odesa had joined Budapest Airport’s destination map, the airport can now confirm a second connection to the Ukrainian city, this one with Ryanair. Flights on the twice-weekly service are set to begin in November 2019 as part of the ultra-low-cost carrier’s expanded schedule which will total some 47 destinations from the Hungarian capital city this winter.

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Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

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Vietnamese flag carrier to put largest Dreamliner on some of the world’s busiest destinations

787-10 is the most efficient twin-aisle jet flying today and can cover more than 95 percent of twin-aisle routes

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation [NYSE: AL]. The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network.

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NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

illustration of the solar wind
NASA has chosen two new science proposals for nine-month concept studies to advance our understanding of how the particles and energy in space – shown here flowing from the Sun in an illustration of the solar wind – affect the fundamental nature of space. One proposal will ultimately be chosen to launch along with NASA’s upcoming Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe in October 2024.
Credits: NASA

NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles. The proposals will advance NASA’s heliophysics program and could lead to better protection for both technology and humans as we travel farther from home.

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New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Expedition 60 Crew Members Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan participate in ROBO VR Lab training
Expedition 60 crew members Drew Morgan and Christina Koch are photographed during Robotics Virtual Reality (VR) training in the VR Lab prior to launches to the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA television and the agency’s website.

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