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UAE Launches Seed Grants for Space Settlement Research

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The Dubai Future Foundation has established the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge; a seed grant fund to encourage research into future space settlement and space habitation initiatives.

President John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University, Public Domain

We Choose To Go To the Moon, Remembering JFK

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Today we mark the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A man with unique vision and determination.

Thanks to him, humanity got to the moon and back. Admittedly, it was a reaction to the challenge of the advancing Russian Aerospace program. But rising up to meet challenges is what it takes to advance technology and reach the pinnacle of human endeavours.

City of Hamburg Invests in the Future of Aerospace with State of the Art Research Centre

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The Hanseatic city of Hamburg has invested in the future of aviation by opening a state of the art aeronautical research centre which will foster new technologies to improve the aerospace industry.

The new 26,000 square metre ZAL TechCenter of Applied Aeronautical Research will house up to 600 specialising in fields of research such as fuel cells, aircraft cabin technology, 3D printing, Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT), acoustics, and virtual reality.

As Wi-Fi Space Race Intensifies, Gogo Takes Bold Leap to Global Coverage

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Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.

“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.

NASA is All Over That New Supersonic Jet Your Heart Desires

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The new Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) passenger jet which NASA will design and develop will have a “heart beat” instead of a big boom. With a “low boom” design specification, the QueSST jet, will be quieter and more environmentally friendly than the beloved Superbird Concorde. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced… 

Remembering Challenger

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It’s impossible to exaggerate the excitement the Space Shuttle launches generated during my youth.  I was fortunate enough to live in Florida at the time, so I could step outside and wonder at the white cloud trail the shuttle left behind as it departed Earth and headed for the stars.… 

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