Milestones of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-1 Flight Test

American companies are in final preparations to launch astronauts to space from American soil. In February, SpaceX prepared for its first demonstration flight test from Kennedy Space Center. On March 2, the SpaceX Crew Dragon launched on its debut flight to the International Space Station. Docking to the space station on March 3, the Crew Dragon delivered 400+ pounds of supplies. Onboard is a lifelike test device named Ripley, outfitted with sensors monitoring for effects on humans. This is the

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X-56- The Future of Flight- Part 1: Active Controls

[Music]>>An average person’s access to technology increases every year. Maybe even every day. So does their use of energy. People around the world are driven to find faster, more efficient, and cleaner ways to utilize energy so that it can be accessed sustain-ably on an even greater scale. Some are doing it with power. Others are revolutionizing automobiles. Engineers at NASA are working on a better airplane. [Music/Background noise]>>We are looking at ways for more efficient travel. One way to

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FlightHorizon – NASA Beyond Line-of-Sight Detect-and-Avoid Flight Tests

Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond line-of-sight flight testing of its new FlightHorizon collision avoidance system for drones at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Mojave desert. FlightHorizon is flight safety software that provides drone pilots with the ability to detect-and-avoid other aircraft. It is based on a NASA patent and prototype exclusively licensed by Vigilant Aerospace. The tests were carried out with two DJI Phantom 4 drones equipped with aviation transponders and a laptop running the FlightHorizon software. The

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How to Build a Jumbo Dart Paper Plane

Hey, guys! Welcome to Nighthawk Gliders. I’m Brad. Today I am going to show you how to build the “Jumbo Dart.” This is a two-sheet paper airplane. Not your typical one-sheet and this glider is amazing. You’re really going to like this glider and it requires two sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ If you happen to have a stapler, great, otherwise a little bit of tape that will be just fine. What’s great about this glider, being a dart,

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Flight Testing the World’s Largest Business Jet, Global 7500

(upbeat funk-rock music) – Hey guys, so today we’re here in Wichita, Kansas, checking out the Global 7500 test program, Bombardier’s new business jet. It’s the world’s largest purpose-built business jet so this thing is just designed for people who are flying places for business, for pleasure. It’s not an airliner, it’s just this large jet to get you places. And now we’re gonna talk to some of the test pilots, flight test engineers, look at how this flight test

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Nighthawk Gliders – Eclipse Edition – Part 1

Check it out! We can project an image on this whiteboard using some binoculars. Hey Guys! Here we are at White House, Tennessee. Just north of Nashville… and crowds are gathering for a spectacular event. It’s going to be a Total Solar Eclipse… and we’re here to see this big ball of fire get covered up by the moon. It’s going to be phenomenal! Welcome to Nighthawk Gliders… I hope you enjoy! We’re going to watch a solar eclipse here…

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How to Build a Balsa Glider – 12″ Sandpiper – Part 2

For the fuse, you have to think about sanding in multiple dimensions. Before we sand this, we should mark a couple points on the top of the glider as to where the wings will be and as to where the tail will be. On the very top, we’re going to measure 2 3/4” and draw a line. That will be the leading edge of the wing. And then 2” from there, since that is the chord, we’ll draw another line.

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Catapult Gliders in RC Combat? (Flite Fest Ohio 2018)

[Bruce] Alright, launch, launch, launch! [Brad] OH! OH! [Bruce] Where’s it at? [Brad] It’s coming down! No one’s ever done this before as far as I know! [Music: Rock Intro 3 by Audionautix] Hey, guys, this Brad… Nighthawk Gliders! I’m gonna enter combat but guess what? it’s gonna be a balsa airplane. So let’s see how we do! I’m going to wait until after this guy gets out of the way. Should I shoot this guy down? [Bruce] Yeah! [Pilot]

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