El austr√≠aco Felix Baumgartner, de 43 a√Īos, cumpli√≥ con la haza√Īa de saltar desde m√°s de 39.000 metros de altura, desde la estrat√≥sfera, ante millones de televidentes que lo sigueron en vivo en todo el mundo.
Due to the large amount of interest in this lecture and the popularity of the event, we’re delighted to now offer RSM Members ¬†the chance to see the Ellison-Cliffe lecture via a webinar from your PC or laptop.¬† Dr Kevin Fong will give the Ellison-Cliffe lecture entitled ‘Medicine for Mars’. Dr Kevin Fong is a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow and Consultant in Anaesthesia at UCL. He holds degrees in astrophysics, medicine and engineering, and has worked with NASA’s Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office. He is associate Director and Founder of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme (CASE) environment at UCL
There is no charge for the webinar – but registration is required so that login details can be sent to you the day before the event-
Planning your funeral? If a burial does not cut it, several companies now offer to fly your remains into space. But Richard Hollingham wonders what motivates people to sign-up. Do you remember Captain Spok’s death at Star Trek?.¬†The coffin is levitated along a track and fired from the Starship Enterprise. It is the space-age equivalent of a burial at sea. But what was science fiction thirty years ago is now becoming reality…
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This week NASA‘s space shuttle Discovery will fly low over Washington, D.C., atop a jumbo jet and roll into its new permanent home with the Smithsonian Institution. Once the spaceship is settled into the museum, visitors won’t be able to hop into the commander’s seat and fiddle with switches‚ÄĒthe institution intends to seal up Discovery indefinitely. To provide an unprecedented look at Discovery and the other retired space shuttles, both inside and out, photographers with National Geographic recently capture¬† more than two dozen ultrahigh-resolution, 360-degree pictures of each orbiter. (The Society owns National Geographic News.)
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Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems. From April 2008 until May 2011, the Air Force experienced 14 physiological incidents with the fleet of F-22s, noticed a pattern of unexplained hypoxia-like physiological incidents. The USAF¬†have taken precautionary measures such as installing [...]
‘Come fly with me’ tiene como escenario un agitado aeropuerto brit√°nico en el que los c√≥micos ingleses David Walliams y Matt Lucas (que triunfaron con Little Britain en 2003) han querido retratar -solo como ellos saben hacer- los pormenores del mundo de la aviaci√≥n: el caos de los mostradores, los piques entre azafatas, los “detalles [...]
Durante el mes de febrero de 1951 se celebr√≥ en Washington (Estados Unidos) una reunion de los dirigentes de la investigaci√≥n aeronautica de los paises del Pacto del Atlantico (OTAN).¬†La Conferencia ten√≠a por objeto analizar el potencial de investigacion y desarrollo de material aeronautico. El resultado de la Conferencia fue una recomendacion dirigida al Grupo [...]