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2014-09-12 20:20:13

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a four-year test program that proved the efficiency of Sikorsky's single rotor design,...

2014-05-20 20:20:19

MONTREAL, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft and LORD Corporation today announced the successful completion of flight demonstration testing of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS), a new technology aimed to reduce vibration on helicopters. The demonstration was part of an effort to address the challenge of crew fatigue and reduced equipment reliability and readiness that are caused by helicopter vibration. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies...

2014-05-19 12:21:23

Endowment to support Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft in the Department of Aerospace Engineering COLLEGE PARK, Md. and STRATFORD, Conn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., along with its parent company, United Technologies Corp., have pledged one million dollars to endow a fund to create the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft at UMD's A. James Clark School...

Sunita Williams And Her Expedition 33 Crew Land In Kazakhstan Safely
2012-11-19 08:02:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 33 Crew Returns] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 127 days in space and 125 days aboard the International Space Station, the three members of Expedition 33 have landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 7:56 a.m. Kazakhstan time on November 19 (7:56 p.m. EST Nov. 18). Commander Sunita Williams, and Flight Engineers Akihiko Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko, wrapped up their 4-month...

Space Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver Cancelled
2012-11-17 08:19:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A scheduled debris avoidance maneuver was cancelled after tracking data showed that an unknown piece of space debris would pass by the International Space Station (ISS) at a safe distance, NASA officials have announced. The decision to forgo the maneuver, which would have steered the ISS clear of the space junk's path, was made by American and Russian flight controllers after they received updated tracking data revealing that the...

Russian Progress 49 Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station
2012-11-01 07:15:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a successful launch at 3:41 a.m. (local time) Wednesday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia´s Progress 49 cargo vessel docked with the International Space Station (ISS) nearly six hours later, according to Mission Control. Progress 49 docked automatically to the station´s Zvezda service module at 9:33 a.m. on Halloween, carrying nearly 3 tons of supplies to Expedition 33 crew members....


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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