NASA Highlights Winners of Challenge to Engineer Human Tissue

NASA Highlights Winners of Challenge to Engineer Human Tissue

June 07, 2021
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NASA Highlights Winners of Challenge to Engineer Human Tissue

3D image of a human torso's bones and vascular system.
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Credits: icetray/123RF

NASA will announce the first- and second-place winners of the Vascular Tissue Challenge, a prize competition to grow and sustain functioning human tissue in a lab, Wednesday, June 9. Experts will answer questions about the teams’ tissue engineering techniques during a special episode of NASA Science Live and media briefing.

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NASA to Air Briefing, Spacewalks to Install New Station Solar Arrays

NASA to Air Briefing, Spacewalks to Install New Station Solar Arrays

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy (middle) poses with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) (right) prior to their spacewalk March 24, 2017.
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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy (middle) poses with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) (right) prior to their spacewalk March 24, 2017.
Credits: NASA

Expedition 65 astronauts will conduct two spacewalks – one Wednesday, June 16, and the other Sunday, June 20 – to install new solar arrays to help power the International Space Station. NASA will discuss the upcoming spacewalks during a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 14. Live coverage of the news conference and spacewalks will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.

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Seven cities reconnect to Budapest Airport with Wizz Air

Wizz Air has resumed flights between Budapest and another seven destinations, offering customers yet more travel options as restrictions continue to ease. Friday 4 June saw the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) re-open connections from the Hungarian capital to Podgorica, Malta, and Lisbon, while Saturday saw links to Catania relaunch. The weekend concluded with the airport seeing Barcelona, Bari, and Gothenburg on its route map once again.

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Navy, Boeing Make Aviation History with MQ-25 Becoming the First Unmanned Aircraft to Refuel Another Aircraft

– MQ-25 T1 test asset refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, demonstrating its aerial refueling mission for the first time

ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25™ T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft.

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First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

Munich, 07 June 2021 – A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC Foundation’s board of directors, as well as the managing directors and top management of ADAC Luftrettung, the engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, and the energy company TotalEnergies. Together, these companies will be a driving force in the decarbonisation of helicopter flight by developing alternatives to conventional aviation fuels.

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