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NASA looks into reducing the noise of a Sonic Boom for Supersonic Passenger Flight

 

Written by Frank Jennings, Jr.
NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCleveland, OH – Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more.

And, while aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight, one significant challenge remains: the loud sonic boom.

This rendering shows The Boeing Company's future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage.  (NASA/Boeing)

This rendering shows The Boeing Company’s future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage. (NASA/Boeing)

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Clarksville Police Department announces Chaplain Martinez goes from Volunteer Chaplain to Part-Time Chaplain

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As of October 1st, 2013, the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) is pleased to announce Chaplain Modesto Martinez as the part-time Chaplain.

As the Chaplain at the CPD, he will assist in issues, such as; spiritual needs of officers and their families, counseling officers and their families, assist in community outreach programs, deliver specific notifications, and deal with transients and the homeless. These are just a few of the tasks for which Chaplain Martinez is responsible. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Langley Research Center to Crash Test Helicopter for Safety Study

 

Written by Kathy Barnstorff
NASA Langley Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHampton, VA – Anybody who says NASA researchers don’t know how to have a smashing good time has not met a team at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

They are test engineers whose job it is to make aircraft safer by crashing them.

In late August those engineers plan to drop a 45-foot long helicopter fuselage from about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and to collect crash worthiness data.

NASA's Langley Research Center engineers are scheduled to crash test a former Marine helicopter at the historic Landing and Impact Research facility. The fuselage is painted in black polka dots as part of a high speed photographic technique. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

NASA’s Langley Research Center engineers are scheduled to crash test a former Marine helicopter at the historic Landing and Impact Research facility. The fuselage is painted in black polka dots as part of a high speed photographic technique. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

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Clarksville man survives Southwest Airlines crash landing in New York

 

Clarksville, TN – When Emmett Shaffer boarded Southwest Airlines flight #345, bound for New York, it was just another business trip.  Shaffer was headed to New York for the week to work with some new clients on behalf of his employer, J&J Worldwide Services.

Little did he know, that on this flight, he was in danger.  He could have been killed.

We never think about that.

Emmett and Jessica Shaffer and son Jaxson

Emmett and Jessica Shaffer with son Jaxson

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Impact of March 1st Sequester Cuts on Middle Class Families, Jobs and Economic Security on Tennessee

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Unless Congress acts by March 1st, a series of automatic cuts—called the sequester—will take effect that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.

There is no question that we need to cut the deficit, but the President believes it should be done in a balanced way that protects investments that the middle class relies on. Already, the President has worked with Congress to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion, but there’s more to do. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Aeronautics Research benefits those flying this Holiday weekend

 

Written by Jim Banke
NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Traveling by air this holiday season, or any time of year? If so then you’ll be in the company of millions who are directly benefiting from the ongoing research performed by NASA’s aeronautical innovators now, and in the future.

During 2012, NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate continued a wide range of research projects aimed at advancing the science of flight.

NASA-developed technology is onboard nearly every commercial aircraft flying today or in use at every major airport. (Image credit: NASA)

NASA-developed technology is onboard nearly every commercial aircraft flying today or in use at every major airport. (Image credit: NASA)

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Highway Drive Tower Construction Update

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is pleased to have assisted AT&T in receiving FAA approval for the tower construction on Highway Drive that includes the NOAA weather broadcasting system.

This approval was the final hurdle before the on-site tower construction could begin. Approval was received Friday morning and work began immediately to set a construction date.

Phil Harpel and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers survey one of the buildings that will house the tower equipment. The tower foundation and equipment buildings have already been completed on-site.

Phil Harpel and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers survey one of the buildings that will house the tower equipment. The tower foundation and equipment buildings have already been completed on-site.

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Small plane crashes in Sango, Tennessee

 
Robert B. Eley stands before his crashed aircraft

Robert B. Eley stands before his crashed aircraft

Clarksville, TN – Robert B. Eley of Clarksville, TN was flying his SONEX, a fixed Wing single-engine aircraft at 1,500 feet around 1:00pm this afternoon when it lost power. “I throttled down, and when I went to throttle up again, it wouldn’t go,”  he said. The loss of power meant that the plane would not be able to make the nearby airport, and Eley had to set it down as soon as possible. A typical plane at 1,500 feet with no power would glide for around 2 miles, and would stay aloft for roughly 3 minutes. «Read the rest of this article»

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