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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.
Register for #AIAA AVIATION Forum 2019 in Dallas, TX: https://aviation.aiaa.org/register/
MathWorks will be at #AIAA Aviation Forum 2019 in Dallas, Texas on June 18th to host a Minidrone Competition. Applications are due May 7th, and submissions are due May 15th. Click the following link to learn more and register today! https://bit.ly/2V26EKT #AiaaAviation✈️
PRESS RELEASE: Slovenia’s University of Ljubljana Wins 23rd Annual Student Design/Build/Fly Competition https://www.aiaa.org/Ljubljana-Wins-23rd-Annual-DBF/ #AiaaDBF
If you're interested in small planes - Live coverage of AIAA Design Build Fly 2019 on our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/aiaa #AiaaDBF
Stratolaunch’s rocket-launching plane took off early Saturday morning and safely landed two hours later
Don't worry, M87 is more than 50 million light-years away. 😱 #EHTBlackHole
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.
#AIAA Design/Build/Fly will be taking place on 11-14 April in Tucson, AZ.
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Official contest hashtag - #AiaaDBF
The DBF Supaero team with 6 students of the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering has designed and built a radio controlled aircraft. They will participate to the AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics DBF competition in April. We wish them good luck ! More information on our website: http://bit.ly/2FPW7K3
Finding materials that work but don't cause damage to the printers is a challenge. #AiaaPropEnergy🔥
Solid-fuel rockets contain cylinders of fuel that, depending on the manufacturing method, can take weeks to cure. Plus, it’s complicated to design the fuel so that the propulsive force varies in a predictable way as it burns. Keith Button spoke to researchers who think they have a better way to ma...
The wing can change shape to control the airplane's flight #AiaaAviation✈️
Composed of hundreds of small, identical pieces, the shape-shifting wing can automatically morph to the most efficient shape for a given stage of flight.
#AIAA recognizes our Region VII members on Global Day of the Engineer – 3 April 2019 #GlobalEngineer🌎
Here's where things stand with unmanned aircraft system traffic management. #AiaaAviation✈️
Thousands of commercial drones could someday whisk packages to our doorsteps, spot dangerous pipeline leaks, and inspect bridges and crops. A revolution of that scale would require accepting that drones must fly out of visual range of their operators. That can’t happen unless the FAA approves a sc...
The signature Lockheed Martin fragrance...
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Lockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space.
Electron's nine Rutherford engines roaring off the pad today. Credit for this beautiful shot goes to our launch team members Simon Moffatt and Sam Toms. #GoElectron!
UPS plans to use a Matternet drone to make multiple flights each day for a hospital system in North Carolina.
United Parcel Service Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the U.S., making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals on Tuesday.
#AIAA in The New York Times 🌝📰
The vice president called for greater urgency at NASA, but how the Trump administration intends to accomplish an ambitious moon landing was not clear.
Today! Watch live starting at 1300 EDT - #AIAA Executive Dan Dumbacher and members Col. Eileen Collins, Sandy Magnus, and Wanda Sigur will be speaking at today's National Space Council meeting at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL: https://bit.ly/2EmqMgm
2019 #AIAA Member Election Results ✔️
March 22, 2019 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics announced today the results of its 2019 election for President-Elect and Council of Directors positions.
The drone does not need to rely on GPS or preloaded maps. #AiaaAviation✈️
A lidar-equipped drone has mapped a lava tube in Iceland in a matter of minutes, using a technique that can be applied to space exploration.
#AIAA members at today's Congressional Visits Day event in Washington, D.C. 🇺🇸https://bit.ly/2Y7uq6V #AiaaCVD
The #AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend AIAA AVIATION Forum 16-21 June 2019. Deadline to apply is 24 March. https://bit.ly/2Ogc7rC #AiaaAviation✈️
Featuring "a compact pre-cooler heat-exchanger that can take an incoming airstream in the region of 1,000C and cool it to -150C in less than 1/100th of a second."🌡 Reaction Engines SABRE
Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.
In the March 2019 issue of Aerospace America - Former astronaut Tom Jones writes about new attempts to bring nuclear fission power to space.
NASA is testing technologies to bring nuclear fission power to human spaceflight. Former astronaut Tom Jones explains why the move is long overdue.
Happy #PiDay! 🥧 An explainer from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the use of pi in scientific applications.
Earlier this week, we received this question from a fan on Facebook who wondered how many decimals of the mathematical constant pi (π) NASA-JPL scientists and engineers use when making calculations:Does JPL only use 3.14 for its pi calculations? Or do you use more decimals like say: 3.1415926535897...
Talking (space) trash 🗑 An easily overlooked, yet critical element of long-duration lunar or Martian missions will be dealing with all of the garbage we humans inevitably produce. ♻️
An easily overlooked, yet critical element of long-duration lunar or Martian missions will be dealing with all of the garbage we humans inevitably produce.
Of possible interest to #AIAA members: SGAC announces the Space For Youth competition in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) that is aimed at engaging youth in the global discussion by gathering examples of space supporting Sustainable Development Goals.
This initiative was proposed in the context of supporting the first priority of the UN Youth Strategy (launched in September 2018), namely “Engagement, Participation and Advocacy to Amplify youth voices for the promotion of a peaceful, just and sustainable world”.
The first round deadline is 22 March 2019. To learn more and to apply: https://bit.ly/2H7ghkX
#AIAA statement on successful Demo-1 mission: https://bit.ly/2TD2LLs
The unmanned air vehicle performed as expected #AiaaAviation✈️
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator has conducted its first sortie, launching a planned five flight test campaign.
First-ever image like this! See below. ⬇️ #Repost @nasaarmstrong
Check this out! NASA captured the first air-to-air images showing the interaction of shockwaves from two T-38s, both flying faster than the speed of sound, in formation. ✈️✈️ The two supersonic aircraft are about 30 feet apart, producing shockwaves that are typically heard on the ground as a sonic boom.
This image, originally monochromatic and shown here as a colorized composite image, was captured during the AirBOS Phase 4 flight series, flown in part to better understand how shocks interact with aircraft plumes, as well as with each other. ⠀
The system will be used to capture data crucial to confirming the design of the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or X-59 QueSST. ⠀
Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2EHCJxn
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station carrying a test dummy
Astronauts in the station opened Crew Dragon's hatch and entered the spacecraft on Sunday, in a significant moment for both Elon Musk's company and the future of commercial space exploration.
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Registration is open for #IAC2019 in Washington, D.C.: https://bit.ly/2BZMEh8 All IAC delegates will have to register through the online registration system. International Astronautical Federation
The March issue of Aerospace America has been posted. Cover story: Digging Mars. All the details about how scientists plan to dig 5 meters into Mars. ⛏️ https://bit.ly/2Ufiu0u
NBC News Learn produced this video series about careers in engineering - featuring 20 interviews with professionals in the field.
NBC News Learn, in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation, celebrates the careers of engineers to inspire the next generation.
#AIAA DirectTech Webinar: Design Methods for UAV Applications - 7 March. Practical flight control system design methods for aircraft and rotorcraft UAVs and flight-test case studies. https://bit.ly/2H2ZC14 #AiaaAviation✈️
Milestone for Virgin Galactic: The first test passenger, astronaut trainer Beth Moses
- via CNBC
Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic told CNBC on Friday that astronaut trainer Beth Moses is on the company's spacecraft Unity, along with the two pilots.
Looking for a path to a career in engineering? We've collected a few examples on the #AIAA Engineers Week 2019 page. https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #STEM #Eweek2019
Each door on the Delta Air Lines engine test facility weighs over 300,000 pounds. #AiaaAviation✈️
Delta Air Lines opened what's billed as the largest facility of its kind on February 21, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel.
If you need #STEM ideas for Engineers Week, we've got you covered! Aerospace Micro-Lessons https://bit.ly/2GtONWh #Eweek2019
A record for the Boeing 787-9 twin jet. #AiaaAviation✈️
A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London peaked at a whopping 801 mph Monday evening 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania.
Letter 📩 from #AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher for Engineers Week 2019: https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #Eweek2019
The theme for Engineers Week 2019 is “Invent Amazing”. Engineers are doing exciting things every day to make a difference in our world – and #AIAA members are shaping the future of aerospace. https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #Eweek2019
#AIAA is celebrating Engineers Week from 17-23 February, 2019. Engineers Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world. Get inspired: http://ow.ly/4rSw50lvBlP #Eweek2019
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The experts interviewed by NOVA l PBS for the "Rise of the Rockets" documentary include #AIAA members John Logsdon, John Garvey, Todd May, Lori Garver, and Tom Martin. #AiaaPropEnergy🚀
With new technologies, NASA and private companies are promising a new renaissance in space travel.
If humans wanted to visit Mars to fix the Opportunity rover, we would need a new landing system. Christopher Lorenz and Zach Putnam explored some options in the #AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets #ThanksOppy
Future Mars missions will be a lot heavier, requiring some ingenuity when it comes to landing in Mars' thin atmosphere.
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