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11 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen NASA officials want you – to cast your vote. Now through 15 April 2014, aerospace geeks everywhere have the opportunity to vote on their favorite futuristic space suit design. NASA’s next space suit, the Z-2, is the second and newest prototype in the space organization’s Z series of next-generation spacesuits. Its predecessor, the Z-1 suit, was named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time Magazine. … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, 3D scanning, Aerospace, 3D Printing, Mentor.com, Space suit, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Z-1, z-2, Mentor Graphics

31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen Military and aerospace (mil/aero) professionals in North America are debating the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, submitted to Congress this month. Priorities for defense going forward include homeland defense, strategic deterrence, building partnership capacity, and defeating asymmetric threats, as well as strengthening counterterrorism and crisis response capabilities. As a result, Special … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, F-35, UAS, Geek, US Air Force, Aerospace, Milaero, Lockheed Martin, Military, Mentor, Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk, Technology, Joint Strike Fighter

28 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen In advance of Super Bowl XLVIII—that is, even before the Seattle Seahawks’ triumph over the Denver Broncos—a Washington State technology leader brought the fans’ excitement to a fever pitch in a way that only The Boeing Company can. Boeing and Washington State have not been without their relationship-straining circumstances. Machinists and engineers have organized protests and held strikes. Unions have … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Seahawks, Aerospace, Boeing, 747-8F, Mentor Graphics, Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII, Mentor.com, Broncos, Technology, Mentor

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen For years and in the midst of an economic downturn, military and aerospace (mil/aero) analysts have predicted that governments and military leaders will eventually opt to reduce the number of military personnel or “boots on the ground,” as they often described, in favor of advanced high-tech platforms, systems, and solutions. That time may now be at hand. The mil/aero community, especially is the U.S., … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget, Aerospace, Mentor, Pentagon, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Fiscal Year 2015, U.S. Department of Defense, Geek

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One staffers selected two semifinalists, who hope to take a one-way trip to Mars, from Canada—and more specifically, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). This military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek already discussed intriguing Fiction Author Marina Miral; now attentions turn to Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate. Alexander “A-Lex on Mars” Marion took a unique approach to grabbing the … Read More

Mentor, Mars One, Mentor Graphics, A.J. Parsons, Technology, Aerospace, A-Lex, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Marina Miral, Milaero, Alex Marion, Military, Buzz Aldrin

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, which plans to set up the first human settlement on the Red Planet, just completed the process of whittling a pool of more than 200,000 eager men and women to little more than 1,000. Of the 1,058 semifinalists are two Canadians in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). Thirty-year-old Marina Miral, a juvenile fiction author, and Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate, have made it onto … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Alex Marion, The Times Colonist, Geek, Aerospace, Military, Mentor, Star Trek, Mentor Graphics, Starfleet, Marina Miral, Technology, Mars One

26 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One has completed the semi-final round of selection for the first four-person crew to travel on a one-way journey to Mars by 2025. This elimination round cut the field of applicants to just 1,058 from a pool of more than 200,000. The selection process continues, and the lucky finalists of this impressive, if not ambitious, project will occupy and help to establish the first human settlement on … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Pacific Northwest, AJ Parsons-Taylor, Geek, Aerospace, Mentor Graphics, Springfield, Technology, Mentor.com, Mars One, The Simpsons, Mentor

31 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The Boeing Company is an aerospace company that is no stranger to press. In 2013, Boeing made headlines with news that was good, bad, and ugly. Boeing staff is again making news, and doing the Pacific Northwest proud in a big way. People throughout the Pacific Northwest Washington State are brimming with pride and excitement over the Seattle Seahawks playing in Super Bowl XLVIII (48) on Super Bowl Sunday, … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, 747-8, Super Bowl XLVIII, Technology, Aerospace, 12th Man, Milaero, Geek, Seahawks, Mentor, Seattle, Boeing, Super Bowl, Flight Tracking

30 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, a non-profit organization that plans to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025, has selected its semi-finalists. Mars One officials have completed the semi-final round of its selection process for the first four person crew to travel to Mars, one way. When Mars One first solicited applications, this aerospace geek posed the question on social media: Would you travel to and live … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Geek, Mars, Aerospace, Mentor, Technology, Mentor Graphics, mars colony, Mars One

29 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Aerospace professionals have, for the past two months, been eagerly watching the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) Chang’e 3 mission to the Moon. Late last week, however, the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA’s) dreams of having its Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu (or Jade Rabbit) lunar rover successfully perform a lengthy mission (one year for the lander and three months for the rover) on … Read More

Technology, Moon, Mentor Graphics, Chang'e 3, China National Space Administration, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Aerospace, CNSA, Geek, COTS, Jade Rabbit, Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, Lunar, Mentor, CLEP, Electronic, Electric, Embedded Systems, Yutu

28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Yutu, which is said to translate literally to “Jade Rabbit,” is China’s unmanned rover that made headlines in December, when it achieved an historic milestone. On 14 December 2013, it became the first probe to soft-land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, earning China the distinction of being the third country to log this impressive achievement. (A soft-land is a landing that is smooth, steady, and does … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, SASTIND, china, Yutu, Geek, Aerospace, State Administration for Science, Mentor Graphics, Technology, Mentor.com, Technology and Industry for National Defense, Jade Rabbit, unmanned, Mentor

28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The aerospace market is booming, and expected to remain in a positive direction for some time to come. Organizations across the world are investing in the advancement of myriad spacecraft and aircraft programs. In the U.S., NASA officials have been actively partnering with commercial aerospace firms, and innovators design, develop, and test novel new aircraft platforms, both manned and unmanned. At … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, China National Space Administration, UAV, Yutu, CNSA, Aerospace, Moon, Lijian, Sharp Sword, Lunar, Shenyang Aviation, Geek, Technology, Jade Rabbit

23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen 2013 brought with it continued economic challenges, with military and aerospace (mil/aero) budgets suffering cutbacks; yet, the mil/aero community continues to innovate and find ways to accomplish more with less. Militaries around the world are achieving more with fewer resources through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also popularly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted … Read More

Military, Milaero, Northrup Grumman X-47B, Geek, unmanned aircraft systems, General Atomics Predator, Aerospace, RPAS, Mentor.com, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAS, UAV, Mentor Graphics

27 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, according to Teal Group analysts. In fact, spending on UAS is anticipated to more than double over the next decade, growing from current worldwide UAS expenditures of $5.2 billion to $11.6 billion annually and totaling just over $89 billion in the next 10 years. As the unmanned … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Boeing, Technology, DoD, Aerospace, Philip Finnegan, Mentor, Predator, Mentor Graphics, Geek, ScanEagle, Teal Group, General Atomics

26 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen The civil aerospace market is alive and well, as evidenced by myriad aircraft orders and business agreements announced during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) this week. Richard L. Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group in Fairfax, Va., forecasts the worldwide aircraft market to contribute roughly $4 trillion to the world economy over 10 years (through 2022), with … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Airbus, Boeing, Aerospace, Milaero, Geek, Richard L. Aboulafia, Mentor, Bombardier, Technology, Dubai Airshow

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