On Oct. 26, 2012, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, Expedition 33 flight engineer, smiles for a photo while holding a still camera in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.
For millions of us, the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June was one of 2012’s defining moments, in a year full of defining moments. Friends, families and complete strangers in communities up and down the country came together to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft today announced that Nordic charter and management company JoinJet has placed an order at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando for the first Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XPR. This latest Hawker 800XPR will be the second in JoinJet’s fleet. The company also has on order a Hawker 4000 and a Hawker 400XPR.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it is accepting orders for the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) upgrade for all Pro Line 21-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200/300 series aircraft. The upgrade for this platform is scheduled for entry into service in March 2013. Hawker Beechcraft and Rockwell Collins entered into an agreement last year that will provide all Hawker and Beechcraft models with the upgrade package, which offers significant safety and capability improvements by adding synthetic vision data to existing Pro Line 21 displays. Follow-on certifications for the remainder of the platforms are expected to occur throughout 2013.
Satellites extend NASA’s ability to transmit information among spacecraft and ground terminals
Key performance tests and work with General Dynamics on ground segment complete
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is on schedule to deliver the next-generation series of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), which will increase NASA’s signal processing and transmission capabilities among the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station and dozens of unmanned scientific satellites in low Earth orbit.
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced its intent to offer the BBJ MAX 8 and the BBJ MAX 9, furthering Boeing’s dominance in the large cabin ultra-long-range business jet market. The announcement was made today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference in Orlando, Fla.
A giant bubble blown by the massive Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896, the pink star in the centre of the image.
X-ray data from XMM-Newton’s EPIC camera are shown in blue, while optical images were acquired using the Michigan Curtis Schmidt Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and presented in red (H-alpha) and green (OIII).
The bubble, known as S 308, is about 60 light-years across and is located 5000 light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major.
Credits: ESA, J. Toala & M. Guerrero (IAA-CSIC), Y.-H. Chu & R. Gruendl (UIUC), S. Arthur (CRyA–UNAM), R. Smith (NOAO/CTIO), S. Snowden (NASA/GSFC) and G. Ramos-Larios (IAM)
29 October 2012
The cosmic cauldron has brewed up a Halloween trick in the form of a ghostly face that glows in X-rays, as seen by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope. The eerie entity is a bubble bursting with the fiery stellar wind of a ‘live fast, die young’ star.