The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) addressing regulations governing commercial drone operations in the USA. Most observers were surprised by the relatively relaxed regulations, though the rules are far from final at this time.
Most recent articles
Astounding video of Cirrus plane parachuting into ocean ditching near Hawaii after running out of fuel! This US Coast Guard video will amaze you and hat’s are off to the excellent camera work of the crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, US Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii.
F-35 video of the new and amazing Lockheed US Navy F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft carrier developmental testing aboard the nuclear powered Nimitz-class USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
Here is your quick video guide to January 2015 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Jupiter’s moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are going to be amazing this month. Thanks to the orbital path of the moons shifting edge-on to the sun and earth it will be possible to see these Jovian satellites pass and eclipse each other.
Astronomy School, Exoplanets and Jedis Oh My! In this interview we speak with new astronomer Lauren Biddle about her experience at the University of Arizona studying for, and earning, an impressive double major Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics, time as a telescope operator there, her current position at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, methods to search for exoplanets, her path ahead as an Exoplaneteer Astronomer, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, inspiration from Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the re-boot of COSMOS, and we ask for your questions for future episodes.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched and successfully flew its first flight today, 5 December 2014. Carried aloft aboard a Delta IV Heavy Rocket, the capsule, intended to carry astronauts, but empty on this test flight, traveled for approximately 4.5 hours according to the space agency.
Here is your quick video guide to December 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: The Geminids and Ursids offer two more opportunities to catch meteor showers this year and two comets put in an appearance (Comet Siding Spring and Comet PanSTARRS)