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27 Nov, 2010

J VanDomelen Virgin Galactic, according to the company’s Web site, is an “airline offering suborbital spaceflights,” or flights into space with a reusable spacecraft. The Virgin Galactic vehicle is capable of carrying passengers into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). While in LEO, passengers gain a taste of what it is like to be free of Earth’s gravity, after which the craft descends, once again falling victim to Earth’s … Read More

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18 Oct, 2010

J VanDomelen The Boeing Company completed its sixth and final test flight of the controversial new 787 jetliner yesterday, Sunday, 17 October 2010. According to flightaware.com, the 787 flew roundtrip from Boeing Field in Seattle to Moses Lake, Wa., and took approximately two and a half hours to complete the mission. This event was one and a half hours longer than the last flight of the 787 (specifically the ZA006) … Read More

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30 Aug, 2010

J VanDomelen After 30 years of service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is going to be retiring its fleet of three space shuttles next year. The final flight of the shuttle Atlantis took place in May, Discovery’s final flight is set for November 1, and Discovery will be grounded after its last mission planned for February of 2011. The first of four test flights of the NASA space shuttle … Read More

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12 Aug, 2010

J VanDomelen The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is arguably one of the most anticipated commercial aircraft releases in many years. With the 787-8 boasting carrying capacities of 210 to 250 passengers with ranges of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles and the 787-9 capable of toting 250 to 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles, the Boeing 787 certainly presents many benefits to the end user, especially in the … Read More

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15 Apr, 2010

J VanDomelen After going to the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour I received a CD that had some interesting facts about the largest building in the world. Here I present 10 of them: Largest Building on Earth? True. Guinness World Records list the Boeing Everett factory as the largest building in the world by volume at 472,000000 cubic feet (13.3 million cubic meters). Boeing Factory employees … Read More

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15 Apr, 2010

J VanDomelen Were you aware that the largest building in the entire world (by volume) is dedicated to aviation innovation? I recently had the opportunity to visit Mukilteo, Washington, home of the biggest building in the world by volume. Sandy Ward, marketing director of the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour (www.futureofflight.org) graciously provided a personal tour of the museum following a fascinating … Read More

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