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More than 12,000 people want to be part of NASA's next class of astronauts

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夢のある記事から、Coronavirusの悪夢を取り払いましょう!

NASAのAstronautsの次期Classに12,000人以上の方が希望されているとの事。

まあ、日本人対象ではありませんが...

既に、18,000人以上の卒業者を出していると言うAstronauts Class、もう特別な人が宇宙で活躍するより一般人が参加できる段階に入っていますね。

Coronavirusなんかぶっ飛ばし、宇宙への果てしない夢を現実化する時代へ突入です。

 

英語の習慣化の題材でした。

 


(CNN)NASA received an out-of-this-world number of applicants in this last month for its new class of astronauts.

More than 12,000 people from every corner of the US, including its four territories, have applied to be NASA's next class of astronauts. That's the second-highest number of applicants NASA has ever received, according to a news release.
The record amount of 18,300 applicants was set by the most recent class of astronauts who graduated in January.
But since then, the application process has changed. NASA shortened its application period from two months to one, and it has increased its education requirement from a bachelor's degree to a master's degree in science, technology, math, or engineering field.
An ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space
An ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space
"We're able to build such a strong astronaut corps at NASA because we have such a strong pool of applicants to choose from," Anne Roemer, manager of the Astronaut Selection Board, said in a statement. "It's always amazing to see the diversity of education, experience and skills that are represented in our applicants."
After going through the applications, NASA will invite the most qualified applicants from the group to the Johnson Space Center in Houston for interviews and medical tests, the agency said.
The new astronaut candidates are expected to be introduced in the summer of 2021.
For two years, the astronaut candidates will go through various trainings to build up skills such as spacewalking, robotics, leadership and teamwork.
Once they graduate, they will be eligible to participate in Artemis missions. NASA said it hopes to land the first woman on the moon and send the first humans to Mars in the mid-2030s.
"The next class of Artemis Generation astronauts will help us explore more of the Moon than ever before and lead us to the Red Planet," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement.

 

 

Smithonian 3D Open Access

f:id:bear2249326:20200405172935j:imageここに掲載した写真はアメリカ初の女性Pilot Amelia Earhart嬢のLockheed VegaのModelです。URLは下記に...

https://www.si.edu/object/lockheed-vega-5b-amelia-earhart:nasm_A19670093000

 

 

今日の英語の習慣化の題材は、日曜の夕方ですので、軽く...

Smithonian 博物館の2D、3D modelの Online 公開の話題です。Smithonian Open Access の Web pageとして閲覧可能です。

どうぞ覗いてみてください。

英語はまず興味のある事からContentを中心に学びましょう!

 

Object Details :

Pilot :
Amelia Earhart
Manufacturer :
Lockheed Aircraft Company
Physical Description:


NR7952. High-speed cabin monoplane with cantilever wings and streamlined design. On May 20-21, 1932, Amelia Earhart flew this Vega across the Atlantic Ocean becoming the first woman to fly, and only the second person to solo, the Atlantic. Vegas were highly prized as racing and record-setting aircraft, and as seven-place airliners.


Summary :
Amelia Earhart set two of her many aviation records in this bright red Lockheed 5B Vega. In 1932 she flew it alone across the Atlantic Ocean, then flew it nonstop across the United States-both firsts for a woman.

 

 

 

Stratolaunch reveals updated fleet, including two hypersonic aircraft and a space plane

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Techcrunch.comの記事より、Stratolaunch社が超音速機と宇宙船(Space Plane)の新機種2種を公開しました。

今日の英語の習慣化の題材です。

なお、Techcrunch.comは日本語の記事もありますので、対訳的に使ってみてください。あくまでも内容把握が大事です。役に引っ張られないように気をつけましょう!

 

High-altitude launch startup Stratolaunch has gone through some changes, but on Monday, it revealed design details of two hypersonic aircraft, along with a space plane, all designed to take-off from its flying carrier plane launch platform. If all goes to plan, test flights of the first of these new vehicles will begin in 2022, and the company says it’s fully funded to be able to get to that point.

Stratolaunch was originally founded in 2011 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Allen unfortunately passed away last year, and the company is now led by a group of investors led by Steve Feinberg. The new ownership is still tracking towards the original goal of the company, however, which is to develop hypersonic atmospheric aircraft.

On Monday, it also unveiled an extension of its mission to get into spaceflight via a new space plane that could potentially carry both cargo and crew. It’s designed to be fully reusable, and it is meant to both take up and return cargo with conventional runway landing capabilities.

Stratolaunch’s first goal, however, will be to bring its Talon A hypersonic autonomous aircraft to life. Also designed for full reusability, the Talon A will measure roughly 28 feet in length, and have an 11.3-foot wingspan. It’s designed to fly for over a minute in hypersonic mode for testing, and then slide back down for a fully autonomous landing on a standard runway. The aircraft will not only be able to be deployed from the Stratolaunch carrier aircraft, but will also be designed to take-off on its own autonomously, also like a traditional aircraft from a standard runway.

WARTIME EFFORT’: AIRBUS TO HELP PRODUCE VENTILATORS written by Sandy Milne March 26, 2020

 

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いよいよ4月に入りました、が、Coronavirusの影響は未だに人々の心を曇らせています。

インフルエンザよりも恐れるに足りないCoronavirusですが、言葉の伝搬、Negativeな報道の蔓延により、世界中がPanicに陥っております。

一国のインフルエンザの感染者数や死亡者の数を比較してもCoronavirusの統計は高くはないのですが...

兎も角、航空界も国境封鎖や渡航禁止やらで、お客様が激減...

そこでAirbusの航空機も'戦時体制'として、機内の換気(Ventilation)を見直しております。

今日の英語の習慣化の4月の最初の題材は、Airbus Aircraftの事です。

 

‘WARTIME EFFORT’: AIRBUS TO HELP PRODUCE VENTILATORS
written by Sandy Milne March 26, 2020
Airbus is examining how it can assist with the production of ventilators for the UK’s National Health Service, as the country braces itself for the peak of its coronavirus outbreak.

The company leads the newly-created Ventilator Challenge consortium, which plans to scale up production of existing supply chains even amid shutdowns and disruption.

The group expects to obtain financial backing from Westminster in the coming days. This would allow Ventilator Challenge, as well as tech giant Dyson, to begin production as early as next week.

Airbus is examining how it can assist with the production of ventilators for the UK’s National Health Service, as the country braces itself for the peak of its coronavirus outbreak.

The company leads the newly-created Ventilator Challenge consortium, which plans to scale up production of existing supply chains even amid shutdowns and disruption.

The group expects to obtain financial backing from Westminster in the coming days. This would allow Ventilator Challenge, as well as tech giant Dyson, to begin production as early as next week.

A look at the flight deck of an Airbus A220-300. (Seth Jaworski)
According to British media sources, the UK government has appealed to companies across the country to aid the production of essential medical goods in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Appeals have been made to British industry, but particularly to firms with specialised engineering capacity such as aerospace and aviation groups.

According to The Guardian, Airbus’ efforts may also rely on its R&D team and the 3D printing process to produce specialised components used in other equipment. Other outlets have reported that aerospace contractors GKN, Renishaw, and Thales assist Airbus as part of the consortium.

The UK government is seeking to nearly quadruple the number of ventilators in the NHS to 30,000 over the course of the next few weeks.

Currently, the British healthcare system operates just 8,000. The government originally planned to choose between the consortium and Dyson’s separate proposals. It now seems set to press ahead with both.

You Can Virtually Tour the Winchester Mystery House For Free While It's Closed Due to COVID-19

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今日の英語の習慣化の題材は、

リモートWorkをされている方々の息抜きにでもと...    アメリカのWinchester Mystery HouseがCoronavirusの為閉館している替わりに、FreeのVideo Tourを提供しています。

息抜きに如何でしょうか?

 

Like many other places around the country, the Winchester Mystery House is closed now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of physical tours, the house is offering a 40-minute video tour of the property for anyone that’s interested.


The house’s website says that it is offering free video access until April 7th, the day the Bay Area’s current “shelter in place” order is set to expire. For those that still want to visit, the house is also offering a ticket voucher that can be used anytime in the future, with no blackout dates or restrictions, so it can continue to pay its employees while its doors are closed.

A Jetpack Company just reached a major milestone in our quest

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Coronavirusで週末の外出を控えるようにとの要請で、読者諸氏はいかがお過ごしでしょうか?

大阪は雨も降って、否が応でも出たくない気分ですね。

そこで、週末の英語の習慣化の題材は、DubaiからのJetpack...空飛ぶスーツです。

いよいよ、SFの世界,未来の空中散歩が実現されるかも...

Video でCaption Onもお忘れなく.

 

CNN  - We may be closer to seeing a real-life Iron Man suit than you think.

The team at Jetman Dubai built a jet-powered wingsuit and say they just reached a major milestone with it -- a pilot took off from the ground and then transitioned into a high-altitude flight.
The achievement occurred last Friday, when Jetman pilot Vince Reffett took off from a standing start on the runway at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and then flew up to nearly 6,000 feet in altitude. He demonstrated the ability to hover, stop, turn and maneuver.
Jetman pilot Vince Reffett was able to reach nearly 6,000 feet in altitude.
Jetman pilot Vince Reffett was able to reach nearly 6,000 feet in altitude.
Jetman pilots have previously launched off of elevated platforms, such as off of a helicopter. But this is the first time that they've launched from the ground.
While traveling at an average speed of nearly 150 mph, Reffett was able to reach 1,000 meters of altitude in 30 seconds. Reffett was even able to perform a roll and loop with the wingsuit. His flight lasted approximately three minutes, and he opened his parachute at 1,500 meters before landing safely to the ground.

"We are so happy we achieved this incredible flight," Reffett said in a statement. "It's the result of extremely thorough teamwork, where each small step generated huge results. Everything was planned to the split second, and I was overjoyed by the progress that was achieved. It is another step in a long-term project. One of the next objectives is to land back on the ground after a flight at altitude, without needing to open a parachute. It's being worked on," he said.
The carbon-fiber wingsuit is powered by four mini jet engines, and the team's engineers were able to create a manually controlled thrust vectoring nozzle that allows pilots "to control rotations around the yaw axis at zero speeds."
The yaw axis is perpendicular to the wings and allows the pilot to turn left and right while flying horizontally.
The milestone didn't come easy.
Reffett conducted at least 50 preparatory flights, and he practiced more than 100 takeoffs and landings while under a cable and with a fall arresting system as precautionary measures.
The Jetman Dubai team is partnered with Expo 2020 Dubai and its "Mission: Human Flight" program to achieve autonomous human flight.

First direct marsquake data reveals a seismically active Red Planet

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今日の英語の習慣化の題材は、いつもの科学的なSpaceものに戻って、お届け致します。

NASAは火星での初めての地震を記録...

その記事です。火星が"Red Planet"と呼ばれたり、地震を'Earthquake'ならぬ、'Marsquake'と呼ぶこと、面白いですね!

 

NASA identified what it believed to be the signs of a marsquake last year, and now its painstaking approach is really paying dividends, with the SEIS gathering the first direct evidence of seismic activity on Mars. It collected data over 235 Martian days, revealing 174 seismic events over that time frame. 150 of these marsquakes were high frequency events that resembled those recorded on the Moon during the Apollo program. Promisingly, 24 were low-frequency events and three of those showed waveform patterns similar to those observed on Earth due to shifts in the tectonic plates.