Saturday, August 17, 2013

NTSB releases preliminary data from UPS 1354 crash

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt holds third press briefing on UPS flight 1354 crash in Birmingham, Ala.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Video: NTSB begins investigation of fatal UPS plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched an investigation into Wednesday morning's crash of United Parcel Service Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 (registration number N155UP), that crashed while on approach to Runway 18 at Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham, Ala.

NTSB Senior Aviation Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Video: RockSat-X experiments launched aboard NASA rocket

A group of experiments developed by university students nationwide were successfully launched into space from Wallops Island, Va. at 6 a.m. EDT Tuesday aboard a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital rocket.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Student space experiments planned for launch from Virginia

A NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by university students from across the nation is scheduled for launch Tuesday morning from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program conducted with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. The goal of the RockSat-X program is to provide students a hands-on experience in developing experiments for space flight. This experience allows these students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real world hands-on activity. Approximately 40 students and instructors will be at Wallops to witness the launch.

The rocket is set for launch between 6 and 10 a.m. EDT.

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