Past initiatives include Greenlight Financial Services' recent participation in the development of a paperless loan process, called "eMortgage," that will go a long way to save trees; sponsorship of the 2005 and upcoming 2006 "XGR Greenlight Gravity Racing Series," where teams race engineless
, eco-friendly cars, while providing temporary jobs and career training for teenagers in foster care; "Greenlight Holiday Block Party," which provided money and holiday decorations for an underserved neighborhood in Orange County, Calif.
craft will be carried aloft by a modified B-52 and dropped at altitudes of up to 40,000 feet.
On display will be a full-scale, engineless
replica of the Wrights' plane which flew Dec.
, controlled by computer and 27 1/2 feet long, the first X-37 test craft will be dropped from a modified B-52 bomber over Edwards to show how it lands.
, controlled by computer and 27 1/2 feet long, X-37 test craft will be dropped from a modified B-52 bomber over Edwards to show how it lands in approach; landing tests are scheduled for next year.
The contract calls for a series of approach and landing tests for the engineless
, 27 1/2-foot-long X-37 that will be carried out at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, as well as development of a research craft that can orbit the Earth.
The contract includes a series of approach and landing tests for the engineless
X-37 that will be carried out at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force base, as well as development of a research craft that can orbit the Earth.
That was the first space shuttle landing - not from orbit, but from the top of a modified Boeing 747 airliner that took the engineless
Enterprise to about four miles up and let it go.
Undergoing tests at Edwards Air Force Base, the engineless
, unmanned X-38 is aimed at creating a self-piloting space lifeboat that could automatically fly the International Space Station crew to Earth in an emergency.
The unmanned, engineless
craft was dropped by a modified B-52 bomber from 45,000 feet, unfurled a giant parachute, then was guided briefly by an astronaut in a control van on the ground before it landed on Rogers Dry Lake.
McNeal had watched all five Edwards landings of the Enterprise - an engineless
shuttle that was flipped off the back of a NASA 747 to test landing approaches - so he wasn't worried as Columbia glided toward the ground.
The program is using a series of engineless
X-38 test aircraft to test the shape of the crew return vehicle, autonomous flight control systems to pilot the vehicle, and a parafoil system that will be used to steer and set the vehicle down gently.
Forty of the volunteers plucked the engineless
cars from the stream bank and placed them in a large trash bin.
The 110-minute flight took the wedge-shape, engineless
X-38 up to 40,000 feet and around 550 mph for checks of its electronics and other equipment, making sure there are no problems from the high-altitude cold or speed.
NASA's stubby, engineless
X-38, a technology demonstrator for a space station ``lifeboat,'' is set to make its second flight today after an 11-month delay.