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Orbital ATK OmegA will feature Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and compete in the market for U.S. national security launches.
04/17/2018
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.

Incredible - a successful supersonic test of Virgin Galactic's  SpaceShipTwo
04/05/2018

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: virg.in/J6s

Building computer hardware that can withstand the conditions on Mars is a challenge. What have we learned? Dale McKeeby ...
04/03/2018
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

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is featured in this month’s Aerospace America Q&A. He discusses the risks of AI, th...
04/02/2018
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 is tracking the impending mid-Atlantic storm and will advise CVD participants if the federal government is closed ...
03/20/2018
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.

03/15/2018
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.

Rest in Peace: Stephen Hawking, 1942 - 2018.
03/14/2018
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.

Everybody tries to charge their phone before flying, but what if we could avoid lighting strikes by charging the plane t...
03/12/2018
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.

The current method for simulating and predicting failure requires running computer models millions of times to try to re...
03/05/2018
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.
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What if there was a better way?

Mathematicians are exploring an entirely new approach to making aircraft safer

The small amount of water in jet fuel can freeze at cold enough temperatures. #AiaaAviation
03/02/2018
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

Young people are discovering a passion for aerospace engineering. Find out how! #EWeek2018
02/20/2018
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

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