Aeronautics: February 2006 Archives

MSFC wind tunnel crucial to analyzing spacecraft designs, Huntsville Times

"The government has several large wind tunnels around the country, including Arnold Air Force Base near Tullahoma, Tenn., NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia and the Ames Research Center near San Francisco. "We can do for just thousands of dollars on a series of tests what it would take hundreds of thousands or millions on a larger tunnel," Haynes said. "For the government, it's a cost-effective way to gather engineering data."

Editor's note: Video of Lisa Porter's recent Aeronautics presentation is now online at the AIAA website. You'll need to register (for free) to view it.

Fossett Breaks Record

Pilot Steve Fossett breaks world flight distance record, landing in England, AP

"Adventurer Steve Fossett completed the longest nonstop flight in aviation history Saturday, flying 26,389 miles in about 76 hours, but he had to land early because of mechanical problems."

Fossett Begins His Trip

Steve Fossett and the GlobalFlyer Depart From NASA's Kennedy Space Center Runway

"The Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft took off today from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., at 7:22 a.m. EST. The effort is an attempt to set a new world record for the longest flight made by any aircraft."

Track Fossett's Progress Live


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