1. Rocket – 541 mentions
SpaceX’s launch of the Falcon 9 rocket established a new brand in the use of rockets after it first launched 10 years ago. The exercises and launches were popularly discussed in May 2020. According to an article shared by NASA Commercial Crew, the official Twitter account of NASA’s commercial crew program, a new era of human space flight was to begin then. that Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley were preparing to take off from the Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket on May 27 towards the International Space Station. In addition to validating the company’s transportation system, it will also be the first time that the Demo-2 mission will test the aircraft’s systems in orbit, the article notes.
The U.S. Marines, the official U.S. Marine Corps Twitter account, tweeted about Marines firing the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during an exercise on the island of San Clemente. The HIMARS destroy artillery, light armored and fortified fixed targets, as well as air defense concentrations.
In other news, Hubble, the official Twitter account of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, tweeted about the “Worm” logo on the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch NASA astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
We are now 3⃣ days from history #LaunchAmerica mission!
Wednesday May 27, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug will take off on board @SpaceXCrew Dragon on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and fly to the @Space station. The weather remains favorable at 40%: https://t.co/m2wtN8uwt9 pic.twitter.com/39Mzx93vWs
– NASA commercial crew (@Commercial_Crew) May 24, 2020
2. Aviation – 284 mentions
New directions on risks to aviation security Covid-19, securing the global air network with coordinated measures to boost security and confidence, reactivating airports with security protocols for staff and passengers , and the end of the flights, were frequently discussed during the month. For example, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, tweeted that it was World Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Day. AIS’s response to the virus crisis is crucial to the data flow that determines the safety, security and operation of the entire global aviation network, ICAO added.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association, called for the need for harmonized measures by all European states to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The association shared an article on the publication of the Covid-19 protocol directives on aviation health security by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) to resume aviation in Europe. The effort was aimed at protecting public health, as well as restarting air services to help stimulate economic recovery, the article said.
In other news, SpeedBird, providing information on commercial aviation, described the epic occasion for aviation enthusiasts, major retirement ceremonies and the release of one type of aircraft from the fleet. This time it was a tribute to the noisiest jets in the Delta Air Lines fleet, the McDonnell Douglas 88 and 90 jets called Mad Dog, and known for their climbing performance and the noise that caused the operations to stop. Delta.
It’s World Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Day! Even in the # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE In this context, AIS is crucial for the data flow that underpins the safe, secure and sustainable operation of #aviation network. Join us to thank all those who ensure its continuity. pic.twitter.com/ifi4dsA3T0
– ICAO (@icao) May 15, 2020
3. Astronaut – 257 mentions
American astronauts going back to space since 2011, and the technologies used to facilitate the routine work of astronauts, were frequent topics during the month of May. According to an article shared by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, covering the latest images, videos and news from the US space agency, the Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to take off at Kennedy Space Center launch complex 39A, sending NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley at the International Space Station.
The mission will be used to test SpaceX’s crew transport system end-to-end, certifying that it will send scheduled crew flights to the laboratory in orbit as part of NASA’s commercial crew program.
The Johnson Space Center, the main center of the International Space Station and the Orion spacecraft, also tweeted when registering and participating in the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying American astronauts into space. The guest virtual tour was offered via a Facebook group, Launch America NASA Social, where users could virtually connect with people and also visit NASA facilities and witness the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
In other news, NASA technology, creating transformative technology and providing solutions on Earth and in space, shared an article on NASA after developing three new robotic teammates to work alongside astronauts on the International space station. Astrobee, a new robotic free flight system built by NASA, for example, is helping astronauts reduce the time they spend on routine tasks, the article notes.
One step closer to launch! ?
the @SpaceX The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon are now on the launch pad before takeoff, which is scheduled for May 27 at 4:33 p.m. ET. The mission will mark the first launch of astronauts from American soil since 2011: https://t.co/6ZixIS3upc pic.twitter.com/DOjQRqUp2g
– NASA Kennedy Space Center (@NASAKennedy) May 21, 2020
4. Covid-19 – 171 mentions
The Covid-19 crisis had a serious impact on the aviation industry, with coordinated action being taken to boost air travel and confidence. New health safety guidelines for ensuring safe air travel, and the need for governments and supply chain partners to further extend support to airlines, were widely discussed during the month. According to an article shared by the United States Marines, the official Twitter account of the United States Marine Corps, drilling instructors from Oscar Company, fourth recruit training battalion, are carrying out uniform inspections to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 .
IATA, on the other hand, tweeted about many airlines in financial crisis during the Covid-19 crisis. Chief Economist Brian Pearce believes that governments or supply chain partners can support aviation personnel by reducing fees and deferred payments. In addition, government grants and loan guarantees will allow more airlines to compete and offer consumers better deals, he added.
In other news, the UK space agency, the agency’s official Twitter account, tweeted about the US space sector in response to the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis. Airbus Space in Portsmouth, for example, is working with local companies to manufacture up to 40,000 face shields of personal protective equipment to support NHS workers.
Inspect what you expect
A drilling instructor with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion observes his Marines as they perform their last uniform inspection on @MCRDPI while mitigating # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININEThe risks. Uniform inspections ensure turnover, confidence and discipline. pic.twitter.com/VUyjETyj7Z
– American Marines (@USMC) May 5, 2020
5. Spaceship – 143 mentions
Popular topics of the month were the operation of spacecraft fuel tanks, the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at the top of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on pad 39A, and the maintenance of space. According to Intl. The Space Station, which provides updates to the International Space Station, fluids behave differently in space. The station is studying the different ways in which fluids act in space to understand how spacecraft fuel tanks, plumbing systems and growing plants work.
Hubble, the official Twitter account of NASA’s Hubble space telescope, also tweeted about the need for repairs to spacecraft. He added that when astronauts work on spacecraft in orbit, it’s called space maintenance.
In other news, NASA JPL, which manages NASA’s robotic missions, shared an article on NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover that is attached to its rocket ‑ propelled descent stage. These elements of the spacecraft are the first to assemble during launch and the last to detach during landing on Mars. This step allows a safe landing on the surface, notes the article.
Fluids behave differently in space. We studied fluids in space to learn more about spacecraft fuel tanks, plumbing systems, and plants growing in space. But what happens when you send a fluid that is more viscous or thicker, like mud, to the space station? https://t.co/Z10hqiJPws
– Intl. Space station (@Space_Station) May 3, 2020
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