Nasa Orion exploration capsule completes first unmanned flight

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-orion-exploration-capsule-completes-first-unmanned-flight-4462073


Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has successfully completed its first unmanned flight with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles south-west of San Diego, US.

The spacecraft travelled farther than any other spacecraft designed for astronauts in over 40 years, Nasa said.

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Gatwick Airport to invest $1.6 billion to upgrade North Terminal

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/gatwick-airport-invest-16-billion-upgrade-north-terminal

The investment plan marks five years of independent ownership of the UK's second largest airport, which was sold as part of the breakup of the BAA monopoly in 2009, enabling it to compete head-on with Heathrow Airport for the first time.

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IATA releases guide for safely transporting lithium batteries

http://atwonline.com/safety/iata-releases-guide-safely-transporting-lithium-batteries

Lithium batteries are suspected to have played a role in three commercial freighter aircraft fires between 2006 and 2011, and the ongoing concern about transporting the batteries by air has led IATA to issue a 56-page guide to mitigating the risks.

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