Posts Tagged: Flight

The History of Aviation: Streamlined by the Government

Flight is one of humanity’s greatest achievements and it also is an innovation that many of us look to for inspiration. We all roughly know that the Wright Brothers are credited with being the first to build and fly an airplane and that Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the… Read more »

Army Research Lab Designs NASA Image Recovery Tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has built a device that aims to help NASA locate recording platforms meant to capture spacecraft decelerators’ image data, DoD Live reported Thursday. ARL’s Flight Imagery Recorder Locator contains a satellite communications moden, GPS receiver, dual-band antenna and batteries, according to the article. Rex Hall, an ARL project lead engineer,… Read more »

ZAI Wins NASA Goddard Info, Library Services Subcontract

Fairfax, Va.-based Zimmerman Associates has won a subcontract to help manage the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s information library. Cadence Group Associates is the prime contractor for the program, ZAI said. “This win allows us to continue with the specialized library support we have been providing to NASA GSFC since 2001,” said ZAI Chief Information… Read more »

What airline passengers need to know about TSA’s Secure Flight program

If you’re a regular reader of The New York Times, you may be a bit concerned about flying. More specifically, about being able to get on an airplane once the new federal initiative called Secure Flight kicks in. According to Joe Sharkey, blogging in The Times, Secure Flight “requires that the name on the ID… Read more »