Monthly Archives: January 2015

NASA Social on Earth Science Mission

A Jan. 28 NASA Social Media event at Vandenberg Air Force Base featured a briefing about the science and engineering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and a behind-the-scenes tour of Vandenberg Air Force Base Continue reading

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No drones: FAA only wants pigskin in the air at Super Bowl

FAA releases video reminding everyone that the Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone”
On Super Bowl Sunday, the FAA will establish a virtual no-fly zone around the stadium Continue reading

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NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from the U.S. in 2017

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems. Continue reading

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Mountain-Size Asteroid to Fly by Earth Monday

A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027. Continue reading

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5 Ways Unmanned Drones Could Affect The American Food Supply

When it comes to drones, “your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible,” says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic Appoints Mark Stucky As Pilot

FORMER NASA, US AIR FORCE TEST PILOT OF THE YEAR, AND SCALED COMPOSITES PILOT HAS FLOWN SPACESHIPTWO TWENTY TIMES Continue reading

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Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

Two views of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko showing five possible touch down sites for the Rosetta mission's Philae lander. The European Space Agency is shortly due to identify its favored option for the scheduled November landing Continue reading

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A drone crashes in the middle of a Capitol Hill hearing about drones

The debate about where aerial drones should be allowed is wide-ranging, but on Wednesday it included an unexpected site: a small, remote-control aircraft flew around a congressional hearing. Continue reading

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Drone carrying drugs crashes south of U.S. border

(CNN)A smuggler’s drone flying from Mexico crash-landed just south of the U.S. border city of San Ysidro, California, in a failed drug delivery this week, the Tijuana Municipal Police said. Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Air Show Announces February Volunteer Meeting

Calling all volunteers! The Los Angeles County Air Show, powered by Lockheed Martin and fueled by Toyota, is looking for Antelope Valley’s finest volunteers to join the team for a weekend of hard work and a lot of fun. Continue reading

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