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It Shuttle Endeavour, carrying its crew of six astronauts, has regularly returned to the Kennedy Space Center of Cape Canaveral Yesterday evening at 22:20, when in Italy were the 4:20 this morning. The mission Sts-130, started two weeks ago with a delay of 24 hours due to bad weather condizioini, it is therefore concluded in the best way. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Nicholas Patrick had finished the last of three spacewalks planned for 9:03 of 17 February (Italian time), improving the operations of hooking and installation of the two new elements of the International Space Station. The Tranquility node and the Dome had been moved from the payload 9:49, more Italian time, of 12 February.
Lo Shuttle, launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, it was regularly docked to the ISS two days later, all 6:06 of 10 February. "Really nice launch – commented to the Associated administrator for NASA space missions Bill Gestermaier – and a great start to a mission so complex ". The Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain thanked NASA, The ground teams and crew, stressing that "it is a very important event because this time the shuttle is full of European hardware". That last Monday was the last space shuttle launch at night: The next four missions will start all day.
Aboard her precious cargo: The third module for the station, Node-3 renamed "Tranquillity"This spring in honor of Apollo 11. A long cylinder 7 meters wide and 4,6 full of technology and equipped with a large amount of things: a real gym to a system for obtaining potable water from urine and an advanced reprocessing plant air. But above all has a spectacular Dome seven windows that open up to view a panorama of the tenants of the ISS spatial 360 degree never seen before.
Eurocopter EC135 sports a newly developed filter Heli-Expo. During the show, The aircraft was delivered to Germany's ADAC air rescue, the first operator to mount the new system into service.
ADAC is the launch customer for the solution of Eurocopter IBF. The system is certified by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for the Pratt & Whitney and Turbomeca engines.
The IBF is developed by Eurocopter and constitutes an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), a solution to increase the life time of the motors. Helicopter performance and noise level remain unchanged with this system. The erosion of the compressor is substantially reduced which results in a significant reduction of maintenance costs direct.
The filter box is directly mounted the creek engine and does not require seals. Replacement is easy and fast.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that il Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) for the AW139 helicopter EASA has certified. This allows the AW139 to fly in icing conditions in all weather conditions.
The campaign AW139 FIPS certification saw the helicopter flying in both artificial and natural ice, testing the flight characteristics and system performance. Tests in artificial icing conditions were performed with the support of a U.S. Army CH-47 HISS (Helicopter Icing Spray System) that simulated ice clouds. During his studies, FIPS system has demonstrated the effectiveness of the ice protection, permitting requirements are met. The AW139 helicopter has also demonstrated excellent flight performance, and wide margins in a wide range of heavy ice conditions, well above those normally encountered by helicopters in typical operating environments.
TRAVEL MORE ON 'OF 500 ROUTE TO THE END OF MARCH AND APRIL
Ryanair has announced that from midnight (24:00) Monday 22 February will provide 1 million € 5 seats for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in late March and April (excluding Easter week). These rates to € 5 "all" are available on more than 500 Ryanair's European routes, but must be booked on www.ryanair.com before midnight (24:00) Friday (26 February).
Places Ryanair's € 5 include all taxes and charges, so passengers who chose to avoid discretionary fees by paying with MasterCard prepaid, travel with hand luggage and forego priority boarding can book, check-in online and fly for this advertised price of € 5.
Stephen McNamara di Ryanair have detto:
"Only Ryanair offers the lowest rates in Europe and provides a no fuel surcharge. Besides the low fares we also deliver on over-time 1.000 routes. From midnight passengers can book 1 million € 5 seats for travel on over 500 European destinations in late March and April. These seats can only be booked until midnight this Friday (26 February) and are sure to be snapped up fast, so we urge passengers to book on www.ryanair.com before they run out ".
The Spanish Air Force has reached a milestone with the fleet Eurofighter Typhoon which has reached the 10000 flight hours. The event was marked in a ceremony held at Morón Air Base, in southern Spain, hosted by the Base Commander, the Colonel Francisco Javier Fernández Sánchez. In attendance were a number of local companies working on the Eurofighter Typhoon, anche EADS CASA, Indra e ITP, that provides the motors, as part of the consortium Eurojet.
Typhoon is the aircraft used by the Air Force for air defense and for air-air interception roles, protection and defense of national airspace. Morón Air Base operates two squadrons. Squadron 113 is an operating unit conversion, which provides among other roles Typhoon pilot training, while Squadron 111 is the main unit's front, capacity required to accomplish tasks and meet the international defense of Spanish defense policy.
Like every year the 27-28 February returns Meeting of Monterosso al Mare (La Spezia), in the beautiful scenery of the Cinque Terre.
For the historical event of hang gliding and paragliding pilots will drop in the number of Liguria; colored sails will rise into the sky from takeoff to landing on the Official Giant beach.
The event, beside the classical precision landing contest and exhibition and workshop of kites for children, provides l'irriverente Paraculo Trophy, The culinary combat Pie in the Sky and the festive Carnival Fly. A jury will reward those who landed a big box centers, the best home-made cake and the most original mask in flight. With the declared aim "we overcome our limits even at the table without taking risks behind the wheel", convivial dinner on Saturday will be closed by Š
a night walk in boat.
Clear the intent of the organizers highlight the most genuine of free flight, that is, associations and friendships orientatati not only to winning championships and primates. In western Liguria, Spotorno ( Savona ), the 17-18 March and 31 March 1 April, eighth edition of the Festival of the Wind. Along with kite displays, very public to assist in the cruising silently gliding, intent of the updrafts to climb Mount Mao. The aerial part of the event, which also houses a paramotor flights and wingsuit, longer launch paratroopers, is organized by the school directed by the instructor Albatros Agostino Gurrieri.
The first event will be the traditional international racing Trofeo Montegrappa, from 1 to the 5 April. Lfroma Borso del Grappa (Treviso) were counted in flight 239 pilots and paragliders, from 18 nations, Argentina and Brazil, the most distant.