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The STS-127 crew aboard the space shuttle Endeavour performed their final inspection of the orbiter’s thermal protection system (TPS) Wednesday morning in preparation for returning home Friday….
Endeavour Completes Final Heat Shield Survey
By Guy Norris
LOS ANGELES – A technical issue with a helicopter cable system is forcing the Spaceward Foundation to postpone the Space Elevator Power Beaming Challenge Games originally scheduled for this summer at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center….
By Robert Wall
As Ethiopian Airlines continues to wait for the Boeing 787, the airline has decided to go ahead and place an order with Boeing for five 777-200LRs to be delivered soon, and also committed to taking 12 Airbus A350-900s for its long-term modernization needs starting in 2017….
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The European Commission is exploring ways to more tightly control how airline luggage is handled with an eye to standardizing rules and reducing instances of lost luggage….
By Jens Flottau
Lufthansa and the European Commission are close to an agreement on concessions for the takeover of Austrian Airlines. Lufthansa said earlier today “a resilient agreement with the European Commission” can be reached following nonstop negotiations in the past few days….
By Graham Warwick
FT. WORTH, Texas — The U.S. Navy has strongly endorsed a single engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, citing lack of space on its aircraft carriers to support an alternate powerplant….
Navy Backs Single Engine As F-35C Rolls Out