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An uprated engine and other enhancements to the Falcon 9 rocket will give SpaceX the ability to continue lifting commercial satellites to GEO while testing reusability of the launcher’s core stage. But it could require additional efforts to certify the vehicle for government missions.
Rodney A. Makoske has been named senior vice president-corporate engineering, technology and operations, and Dana “Keoki” Jackson vice president/chief technology officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Maryland.
Pilot shortages continue to attract a lot of interest, especially from mainline pilots; Reimpowering local airports to offer affordable pilot training is suggested; Leave it to the law of supply and demand to smooth out the looming pilot shortage, says one reader; Stress levels for pilots of remotely piloted aircraft is weighed; Recommendations to make dual-flight recorders, especially on overwater flights, mandatory; Setting the record straight about the first lifting body sent to space.