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2014-04-10 16:20:32

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and industry recognized for outstanding achievement in aeronautics ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team to receive the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy, aviation's highest honor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...

NASA Legend Whitcomb Enters Aviation Hall Of Fame
2012-10-07 10:34:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Saturday, October 6, the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, inducted a new class of "enshrinees." Among them was Richard T. Whitcomb, a NASA aeronautics engineer whose contributions made supersonic flight practical. Located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have made unique contributions to America's rich legacy of...

2011-06-17 12:00:00

PARIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been recognized for its role as part of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy-winning Sikorsky X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator team, providing its SmartProbe® air data systems and engine controls to the speed record-breaking aircraft. The X2 Technology demonstrator team received the award after the aircraft successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight,...

2011-05-06 14:35:00

STRATFORD, Conn., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Thursday night presented the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at a ceremony at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America, was presented to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino who accepted on behalf of the company's X2 Technology((TM)) demonstrator team and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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