Trump's NASA Budget Proposal

06/06/2017

NASA logo The Trump administration is proposing a 19 billion dollar budget for NASA in fiscal year 2018 - a less than 1% decrease from 2017 - as part of the overall 1.1 trillion dollar draft budget. The 2018 budget eliminates NASA's Office of Education which is used for engaging and educating Americans in NASA's overall mission.

The budget focuses on deep space exploration rather than Earth centric research. NASA's acting administrator said in a statement "The FY2018 proposal is a positive budget overall for NASA".

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Aviation Week & Space Technology, December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019 Volume 181 Issue 50

Publication Info
Cover Date:  Mon, 2019-12-16
Volume:  181
Number:  50

Source: https://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/2019-12-16

U.S. Carriers ($20M Revenue/Yr) (Scheduled Service) Fuel Cost 2018/2019

View the U.S. Carriers ($20M Revenue/Yr) (Scheduled Service) Fuel Cost 2018/2019 chart in PDF format.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-carriers-20m-revenueyr-scheduled-service-fuel-cost-20182019-2

Global Jet Fuel Prices As Of December 12, 2019

View the Global Jet Fuel Prices As Of December 12, 2019 chart in PDF format.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/global-jet-fuel-prices-december-12-2019

Marines Cancel Two Prizes For MUX Amid Priorities Review

The USMC has put two prize challenges that lie at the heart of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary program on hold.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/marines-cancel-two-prizes-mux-amid-priorities-review

Etihad, Khalifa University Team On ‘Game-Based Learning’ Pilots Study

Etihad Aviation Training and Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology have partnered on a three-year study to explore game-based learning for the next generation of airline pilots.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/etihad-khalifa-university-team-game-based-learning-pilots-study

State of shock: 200-year-old law about gas mixtures called into question

According to a new study led by a team from The University of New Mexico, centuries-old laws about the behavior of gas mixtures do not apply in the presence of shock waves. This finding could have potential impact on everything that involves mixtures of gases exposed to a shock wave, for example, during combustion in an engine.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191211145649.htm

Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191114180037.htm

Aviation emissions' impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds

New research has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The team found that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage to air quality as to the climate.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191107202553.htm

Carbon emissions soar as tourism reaches new heights

A researcher is examining how the flight routes people take to get to tourist destinations impact the amount of pollution in the air.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002121719.htm

Supercomputers use graphics processors to solve longstanding turbulence question

Advanced simulations have solved a problem in turbulent fluid flow that could lead to more efficient turbines and engines.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190725091859.htm