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National Aviation Day
2014-08-19 03:54:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Tuesday, August 19 – the birthday of powered-flight pioneer Orville Wright – marks National Aviation Day, and to mark the occasion some of NASA’s finest have shared the stories of how they first took to the skies. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that Wright’s birthday would become a time to celebrate the importance of aviation each year, selecting the date since Orville and his brother Wilbur took part in...

2014-08-05 23:08:14

Ace Computers just announced that it will be exhibiting HPCs such as its Raptor Mobile Server, at the Wright-Patterson Technology Expo on Wednesday. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Ace Computers, one of the leading custom computer builders and resellers in the U.S., just announced that it will be exhibiting HPCs (high powered computing solutions), such as its Raptor Mobile Server, at the Wright-Patterson Technology Expo on Wednesday, August 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event...

2014-06-25 16:24:43

Be A Part of the World's History as a Selection of Original Historic Letters and Documents Written from the Likes of John Quincy Adams, Samuel Clemens, Thomas Edison, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, George Washington, Horatio Nelson , Orville Wright and Many Others Go on Auction. LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's renowned auction house, Profiles in History, (www.profilesinhistory.com) has set July 11, 2014 (11 a.m. PST) to present the highly...

2014-05-27 12:22:00

FAA awards aircraft maintenance technicians with 50 years of service with special honor CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day - observed May 24 - United is paying tribute to the contributions and hard work of its most senior mechanics who have earned the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Upon completion of 50 years of service in aviation maintenance, with at least 30 years as a certified FAA technician, a mechanic qualifies...

2014-04-07 23:28:10

Middle School Students Can Now Apply Online for 2014 Aviation Summer Camps Dayton, OH (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Middle school students from across the U.S. will experience the thrill of flying an airplane themselves this summer at three sessions of Air Camp in Dayton, Ohio, which provides an introduction to the wonders of flight and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) of aviation and aeronautics. For many students, the highlights of the week are an introduction to...

NASA Book Reveals New Twist in Flight Research
2014-03-31 15:30:11

Jim Banke, NASA Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places. That's one of the key messages author Peter Merlin hopes readers will take away from reading NASA's newest book in its Aeronautics Book Series, "A New Twist in Flight Research: The F-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing Project." In this case the inspiration for the test project involving an F-18 with "elastic" wings came from no less than the world's first airplane – the 1903...

2014-02-27 23:35:46

Conference Will Explore the Forces of Lift and Thrust (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust. John Anderson Jr. and Michael Hulslander from the National Air and Space Museum will present “How Things Fly” Wednesday, March 12,...

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2013-06-10 07:59:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government. Orville and Wilbur Wright are historically known as the first to successfully take powered flight, taking their Wright Flyer into the skies around Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. However, the Connecticut Senate on Wednesday (June 5) passed a bill that essentially strips that title away from the...


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