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1. A great indepth resource to start with is Cap Aerospace Education Page
2. Seniors: Join as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and enjoy many free aerospace educational opportunities..
2. Cadets- Another Great Resource is Cap Cadet Aerospace
3. Aerospace Resources, books, Etc.. Lessons and Other AE Resources..

Looking for information about joining the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for FREE (cadets under the age of 19)? Go to AMA’s membership page. Click here to search for an AMA club near you.

Aerospace Scholarships for Cadets
•The Spaatz Association (TSA) accepts applications for TSA Aerospace Leadership Scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is every September 30. TSA typically awards at least 3 scholarships to deserving CAP Cadets. For more information, visit http://www.spaatz.org/or www.tankerbob.com/scholar.htm.

Information for cadets regarding scholarships that are not aerospace education specific is located in the Cadet Programs section.

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Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse

May 23, 2013: Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight at dawn during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on May 22. The solar-powered aircraft landed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, setting a record for flying 958 miles without fuel. The project, which is
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Glider O-Flights ~ 2013 Info

  MA will have 60 Glider O-Flights State-Wide All MA Glider O-Flights for 2013 will be in Springfield, VT: Hartness State Airport, Airport Rd. North Springfield VT 05150   (802) 886-8594 There will also be Glider Academies available to MA Cadets & Seniors Cadets will be given first priority on Academy seats on a first come,
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NASA nuSTAR TO HUNT FOR NEW BLACK HOLES

NASA nuSTAR TO HUNT FOR NEW BLACK HOLES

Final pre-launch preparations are underway for NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The mission, which will use X-ray vision to hunt for hidden black holes, is scheduled to launch no earlier than June 13 from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The observatory will launch from the belly of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s L-1011 “Stargazer”
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CAP Aerospace Education Newsletter Winter 2012

The Official CAP Aerospace Education Newsletter is Out for Winter 2012 Inside The Editon are: AEM Spotlight………… 2 AEO Spotlight …………. 3 ACE Update…………….. 4 AE Notes…………………5 Curriculum Corner … 6-9 AFA News……………..10 From Dep Dir Desk…..11 Region to Region…….12 Winter 2012 Aerospace Education News http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/AE_Newsletter_Winter_2012_AA7E1FD39A493.pdf

Video A Typical Day In Airspace & NextGen Future Of AirspaceTraffic

Video A Typical Day In Airspace & NextGen Future Of AirspaceTraffic

Jan 2012. How Is Airspace Traffic going to be in the future? What is NextGen? Amazing Video of current air traffic on a typical or atypical day best illustrate why NextGen will be so helpful. Managing air traffic is an extremely complex process. NextGen’s new technologies and ways of doing things will help keep the
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New Year’s Countdown Twin Spacecraft on Final Approach for Moon Orbit

New Year’s Countdown Twin Spacecraft on Final Approach for Moon Orbit

  PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s twin spacecraft to study the moon from crust to core are nearing their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day main-engine burns to place the duo in lunar orbit. Named Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), the spacecraft are scheduled to be placed in orbit beginning at 1:21 p.m. PST
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MSL Curiosity-Launched-Headed To Mars In Excellent Health

MSL Curiosity-Launched-Headed To Mars In Excellent Health

A signal from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, including the new Curiosity rover, was received by officials on the ground shortly after spacecraft separation. The spacecraft is flying free and headed for Mars after separation from the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that started it on its journey to the Red Planet. Liftoff was
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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory to Launch Nov 26

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory to Launch Nov 26

launch is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The one hour and 43 minute launch window opens at 10:02 a.m. EST. The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) had been delayed one day to allow time for
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Submit YOUR Space Station Experiment ! Nasa Competition.

Submit YOUR Space Station Experiment ! Nasa Competition.

Oct 18, 2011 Ready, Set, Go.. Do something amazing. Ever wanted to do a space station experiment? Does the thought intrigue you? Heres your chance: Can enter individually or in  groups of two or three. You do not have to do the experiment yourself. Just have an idea for one that you want done. Your experiment,
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Aircraft Stuctural Integrity

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY Aerospace Education Series for Senior Members Oscar Orringer, CAPT CAP While on the research staff of the MIT Aeronautics Department, CAPT Orringer served as a special advisor for structural integrity to the USAF Aeronautical Systems Division (Wright-Patterson AFB) from 1974 to 1978, during the development of the USAF airplane structural integrity program.
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Areo Educat. Jeapardy Game

  Powerpoint Jeopardy Game for Adults studying for the Yeager Award. JEOPARDY1 JEOPARDY2 JEOPARDY3 JEOPARDY4 JEOPARDY5                                  

Civil Air Patrol: Simulated “Threat” For NORAD Pilots

Civil Air Patrol: Simulated “Threat” For NORAD Pilots

October 16, 2011 – Pilots assigned to Aerospace Control Alert units have a unique mission to defend the U.S. and Canadian homelands by controlling that airspace and being prepared to respond to threats. Because of that enormous responsibility, these units routinely train for this mission. And since the aircraft they would be charged with intercepting
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Drone The Size Of A Maple Seed? Lockheeds Progress On Project

Drone The Size Of A Maple Seed? Lockheeds Progress On Project

Lockheed Cancels Revolutionary ‘Maple Seed’ Drone. However, may pick up  working on project as new uses come about. exerpt from wired.com Lockheed Martin has completed its work under the Nano Air Vehicle Phase 1 effort. This work has highlighted several areas where continued development is required for successful flight of vehicles at this scale, including micro-scale propulsion
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CAP’s Advanced Technologies Group Airborn Network Capability Planning.

CAP’s Advanced Technologies Group Airborn Network Capability Planning.

CAP’s Advanced Technologies Group Employing advanced technologies to perform tomorrow’s missions today. Emerging technologies continue to enhance Civil Air Patrol’s capabilities. Here are some of the latest technolgies in use now by CAP: Satellite Toolkit On Cap Website   FREE DOWNLOAD at AGI Something Exciting. Cap uses AGI Satallite Toolkit -STK- 3 Missons. AGI Having Online
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Airplane Plus Heat Plus Ice Equals Mystery

Airplane Plus Heat Plus Ice Equals Mystery

It’s difficult to believe that an airplane flying in the tropics in the summer could have an engine fill up with ice, freeze, and shut down. But the phenomenon, known as engine core ice accretion, has happened more than 150 times since 1988 — frequently enough to attract the attention of NASA aviation safety experts,
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Dryden F-104 Flight-Tested Shuttle TPS Materials

Dryden F-104 Flight-Tested Shuttle TPS Materials

  With landing gear and flaps down, NASA F-104G No. 826 banks sharply for landing at Edwards Air Force Base following a space shuttle thermal protection system flight test in 1992. The last F-104 in government service to fly in the United States, No. 826 was retired in early 1994 and remains on display today
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Historic Space Suits

Historic Space Suits

  If you were suddenly transported to the moon, clothed as you are now, your body would suffer a gruesome assault—temperatures as low as -380°F, a barrage of UV radiation, no oxygen to breathe, and perhaps worst of all, no air pressure—causing the dissolved gas in your blood to bubble. In this slide show, see
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