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July 22, 2013

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OBITUARY

SAFETY

Damage Control

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NASA is undertaking an aggressive investigation of a spacesuit leak that allowed an estimated 1-1.5 liters of water to seep into the helmet and spacesuit of European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano during a July 16 spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
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OBITUARY

Earl L. Wiener, known to many as the founding father of aviation human factors, died on June 14 at his home in Menlo Park, Calif., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80. Armed with military pilot training and a doctorate in psychology and industrial engineering, in the early 1980s Wiener began researching what happens when humans and computers attempt to coexist on a flight deck.
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SAFETY

Damage Control

Large-scale repair of carbon-fiber structure is the latest challenge for Boeing on 787

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TRANSMITTER TROUBLE

Investigators looking into the July 12 Boeing 787 fire are now focusing on what caused an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) device to combust, and devising modifications to prevent any recurrence. The U.K. Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) is meanwhile recommending the temporary deactivation of the ELT after confirming it as the source of the problem.
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SAFETY

Power Puzzle

GE probes mystery of 777 engine transfer-gearbox failures after third inflight shut down

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Speed Trap

777 experts finger automation error in SFO crash

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SPACE

Seeing Stars

NASA flagship telescope mission adds technical, weight issues to challenging test regime

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Making Money

Space Station Starts generating revenue

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DEFENSE

Bigfoot

U.S. partners in Asia up the ante on defense spending

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Nuclear Rethink?

The high cost of the U.K.’s future nuclear weapons is raising concerns

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