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RI MONTHLY | Deep sea explorer Robert Ballard makes waves at URI

April 2015 During fifty-six years of exploring the world’s oceans, Dr. Robert D. Ballard found the long-lost wreck of RMS Titanic in the mid-Atlantic and discovered hydrothermal vents on the floor of the Pacific. He’s worked with the U.S. Navy, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the National Geographic Society. But despite all this globe-hopping,...

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AV WEB | First Flight For Flight Design C4

April 14, 2015 Flight Design brought its C4 prototype to Aero Friedrichshafen this week, just a few days after the airplane’s first flight. The flight, which took place in Germany last Thursday, lasted for about an hour. “We were able to finish all of our test points,” flight engineer Robert Adam told AVweb. “We checked...

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ROBB REPORT |The Stratolauncher Will Be the World’s Largest Plane

 APRIL 15, 2015 Forget the Spruce Goose; the Stratolauncher is set to become the world’s largest airplane when it begins flight-testing early next year. Currently under construction inside a massive, 103,257-square-foot hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the carrier plane will be equipped with twin fuselages built from light-but-strong composite materials...

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