Top Aviation and Space News- August 26th 2012

Neil Armstrong on the Lunar Surface 

 As commander of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong took most of the photographs from the historic moonwalk, but this rare shot from fellow moonwalker Buzz Aldrin shows Armstrong at work near the lunar module Eagle.Image Credit: NASA 

New NASA Satellites Have Android Smartphones for Brains 

NASA is aiming to launch a line of small satellites called “PhoneSats” that are cheaper to make and easier to build than those it has produced in the past. To achieve this, engineers are using unmodified Android smartphones — in one prototype, HTC’s Nexus One, and in another, Samsung’s Nexus S — to perform many of a satellite’s key functions. More 

Airlines scrap flights as Isaac lashes Florida 

WASHINGTON – Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights as Tropical Storm Isaac lashed southeastern Florida Sunday, with service not expected to resume fully until late Monday. More 

Honeywell Places Order for Avionics Equipment to Samtel 

New Delhi, India-based Samtel Avionics and Defense Systems announced a $5.1 million order to manufacture avionics equipment from Honeywell. More 

Cessna reclaims fastest aircraft title with Citation Ten 

Cessna Aircraft Corporation announced this week that its new Citation Ten will be the world’s fastest civil aircraft. After the retirement of the Concorde, Cessna’s Citation X was the fastest civil airplane with a maximum Mach number of 0.92 until Gulfstream unveiled its new G650 business jet. More 

Boeing South Carolina to deliver first Air India 787 next week 

Boeing South Carolina will finally turn over a 787 Dreamliner to Air India next week, a spokeswoman for the local plane-making plant said late Friday. More 

Russia’s UAC reveals 130-seat aircraft launch plan 

Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has announced plans to launch a 130-140-seat aircraft program, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said at the International Air Transport Forum in Ulyanovsk. More 

Estados Unidos aceitam vender helicópteros Apache para Indonésia 

O governo dos EUA deu o sinal positivo referente à venda de helicópteros de combate Boeing AH-64 Apache para República da Indonésia. De acordo com o Ministério da Defesa da Indonésia, os EUA ofereceram oito helicópteros Apache. O Ministro da Defesa Purnomo Yusgiantoro também explicou que o helicóptero poderá melhorar a qualidade de defesa da Indonésia, especialmente nas áreas de fronteira. Mais 

Obama on Armstrong: 'Among the Greatest of American Heroes' 

Neil Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission and the first person to step foot on the moon, has died at age 82 following complications from cardiovascular surgery. More

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