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Video: Falcon 9 Close Call

  • Apr 16, 2015
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    Video: Falcon 9 Close Call 8

    This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory....More
  • Apr 15, 2015
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    Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

    "These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More
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Into a New Launch Era

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is one of the largest operators of the Boeing 777-300ER, which forms the backbone of its extensive long-haul network (Boeing photo). A series of articles details the carrier’s strategies for overcoming the challenges facing many Asia-Pacific airlines. Also in this issue are reports on lessons aircraft makers are drawing from automobile manufacturing, trends in the aircraft MRO market and India's painstaking negotiations with France for military aircraft purchases.

 

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