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The full agenda for NASA's University Leadership Initiative (ULI) Technical Interchange at the AIAA AVIATION Forum is now available! The ULI Technical Interchange is the ideal event to discover cutting-edge research and technologies that will advance U.S. aviation, and for an inspired idea exchange and networking for both leads and partners looking to participate in future ULI solicitations.
Meet Orbital ATK’s OmegA launch vehicle | Aerospace America

Orbital ATK OmegA will feature Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and compete in the market for U.S. national security launches.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Orbital ATK on Monday announced that the rocket it is developing primarily for U.S. military and other government launch contracts will be called OmegaA and that its upper stage will be powered by two RL10C engines built by Aerojet Rocketdyne.


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Registration is open for AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio: #AiaaPropEnergy🚀


Incredible - a successful supersonic test of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Congratulations to the team for a successful test flight, an exciting accomplishment for our entire Virgin Galactic community! Another step closer to being #NMReady. Read more about today’s flight here:
Getting to know Mars 2020’s circuitry | Aerospace America

Building computer hardware that can withstand the conditions on Mars is a challenge. What have we learned? Dale McKeeby explains how the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 rover builds off of Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity.

NASA’s latest rover is in assembly at the Jet Propulsion Lab
Science communicator | Aerospace America

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is featured in this month’s Aerospace America Q&A. He discusses the risks of AI, the search for extraterrestrial life, and hibernation in deep space.

Learn about aerospace industry developments in AIAA’s Aerospace America Magazine, the voice of the aerospace industry.


#AIAA DirectTech Webinar - Thermal Modeling and Regenerative Cooling of Liquid Rocket Engines - 6 April 2018

Learn about the importance of regenerative cooling, various coolants and propellants, heat transfer enhancement, and cooling circuit design of rocket engines. #AiaaPropEnergy🚀


Have you voted yet? ✔️ As an eligible voting #AIAA Member, be a vital part of shaping your Institute's future. For 2018, an outstanding slate of candidates are on the ballot. Cast your vote! Voting ends⌚️ 30 March
US OPM - DC area Federal Government Operating Status : Open

#AIAA is tracking the impending mid-Atlantic storm and will advise CVD participants if the federal government is closed Wednesday. Check @USOPM for updates on government closures. Current operating status:

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN. Employees are expected to report to their worksite or begin telework on time.
GE9X engine soars

VIDEO: First flight test of the GE9X engine #AiaaAviation

The GE9X engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, for its first flight test.
Obituary: Stephen Hawking

Rest in Peace: Stephen Hawking, 1942 - 2018.

Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.
Evading in-flight lightning strikes

Everybody tries to charge their phone before flying, but what if we could avoid lighting strikes by charging the plane too? ⛈️

MIT study shows electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightning.


Raise the image of aerospace in Washington. Register for AIAA Congressional Visits Day 2018:
Wringing out the risks | Aerospace America

The current method for simulating and predicting failure requires running computer models millions of times to try to re-create the moment when the system “will do something crazy,” as Sahai puts it.
What if there was a better way?

Mathematicians are exploring an entirely new approach to making aircraft safer
Danger in the air | Aerospace America

The small amount of water in jet fuel can freeze at cold enough temperatures. #AiaaAviation

Meteorologists might have a way to wave pilots around dangerous pockets of cold air


Students and Young Professionals at AIAA SciTech Forum 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida


Just 48 days left to enter the GoFly Prize competition.
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“The one thing that we track on every #aircraft that we’ve ever developed is weight. Typically, we have a weight budget with allowance for growth, but we want to be able to deliberately manage the weight. The lighter it is, the less power it requires and so on. It just gets easier that way.” - Dr. William Lewis, Director for #Aviation Development, U.S. Army.

Dr. Lewis is responsible for the success of the Army's multi-million dollar aviation #science and #technology program. Watch his full Master Lecture on Aircraft Safety & Reliability here: #GoFlyPrize #avgeek


Register now for AIAA DEFENSE Forum in Laurel, MD. Early Member Rate pricing is open through 24 April:

Paul G. Allen

If you look closely, you can see that the Stratolaunch plane has 28 wheels. 😳

Captured new video of Stratolaunch plane as it reached a top taxi speed of 40 knots (46 mph) with all flight surfaces in place on Sunday. The team verified control responses, building on the first taxi tests conducted in December.


It's Engineers Week! Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Share how engineers inspire wonder with your community. Aerospace Micro-Lessons, graphics, and more: #EWeek2018

PHOTO: Women at AIAA SciTech Networking Event, 11 January 2018.


Looking for fun #STEM activities to use during Engineers Week? #AIAA has Aerospace Micro-Lessons for K-12 on our website: #EWeek2018
Meeting millennials | Aerospace America

Young people are discovering a passion for aerospace engineering. Find out how! #EWeek2018

Young aerospace professionals’ career goals nurtured by love of science


It's That Time Again: Your Institute, YOUR VOTE! The 2018 election marks AIAA’s first full year following implementation of the new governance model. Members will be electing nominees for openings on the #AIAA Council of Directors. #AIAAElection


This week #AIAA is celebrating Engineers: Inspiring Wonder during National Engineers Week from 18 February to 24 February. DiscoverE


Some clever aerospace-themed Valentine's Day cards, courtesy of Honeywell Aerospace 💘✈️💘


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