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As NASA and others look to return humans to the Moon for longer durations, lunar dust remains an industry concern. Apollo mission crew members described the dust as similar to sandpaper, having a texture like graphite and scent similar to gunpowder, causing throat and skin irritation, and respiratory issues. The extreme abrasiveness of the dust was reported to eat through layers of gloves and parts of the astronauts’ spacesuits.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has once again secured the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.
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For the fifth consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is the only private, not-for-profit institute out of 346 universities nationwide ranked in the Top 5 of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list for best online bachelor’s degrees.
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The year 2018 marks another milestone for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus, celebrating 40 years in the Prescott community. A variety of on-campus and community events are in the process of being planned throughout the year.
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In its partnership to provide advanced technology skills and certification for high-demand jobs to U.S. service members transitioning from active-duty and military veterans, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus and Microsoft Corp. will expand its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) program in 2018 with the Jan. 8 opening at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to introduce Kevin Hewerdine as Prescott campus’ Director of Career Services and Corporate Relations. His 30 years of experience includes 17 years as the Director of Career Services & Employer Relations at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) in Daytona Beach will open a collaborative aviation exhibition titled Milestones in Aviation: From the Collection of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Saturday, Jan. 6.
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A new partnership between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and engineering simulation industry leader ANSYS will provide startup companies at the university’s Daytona Beach-based Research Park with direct access to cutting-edge, cost-effective software—empowering them to bring high quality products to market faster.
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The rapid development of small space-launch vehicles, designed to insert small satellites into orbit, could drive an equally swift increase in the number of small satellites in space, raising difficult legal, safety and environmental questions, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University expert Dr. Diane Howard will report during the 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.
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Earlier this week, a power outage interrupted operations at the world’s busiest airport – grounding at least 1,500 flights and disrupting travel for an estimated 30,000 passengers traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. While airport emergencies can present unique logistical challenges such as fleet management and passenger safety, emergency management leaders in the U.S. are guided by a standard set of procedures set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Thanks to General Motors, getting your coffee fix just got a little easier. This month, the automotive retailer launched its Marketplace technology, which allows drivers to order food, reserve a table at a restaurant and locate nearby gas stations from their car’s in-vehicle touchscreen. The platform also affords users other expediencies such as paying for gas from the car, finding and paying for parking, and much more. With major brands like Applebee’s, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Shell, TGI Fridays and Wingstop already on board, Marketplace offers increasing convenience at the touch of button. “The average American spends 46 minutes per day on the road driving. Leveraging connectivity and our unique data capabilities, we have an opportunity to make every trip more productive and give our customers time back,” said Santiago Chamorro, vice president for Global Connected Customer Experience, GM. “Marketplace is the first of a suite of new personalization features that we will roll out over the next 12 to 18 months to nearly four million U.S. drivers.” Marketplace is designed for use while driving and is available in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles with compatible infotainment systems. The platform utilizes the car’s embedded 4G LTE connectivity and does not require a separate data plan.
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With more satellites being deployed into space and private companies racing toward their first human spaceflights, the 4th Annual Space Traffic Management Conference will discuss these critical topics and a variety of changes facing the industry.
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Dr. Bijan Vasigh, professor of economics and finance at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, was recently interviewed for a story in The Pittsburgh Tribune titled "Did OneJet Benefit from Cozy Relationship with Airport Authority?" Ten of the 35 new routes announced at Pittsburgh International Airport since January 2015 are from OneJet, a small startup airline that has quickly expanded under a unique relationship with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and one of its board members.
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Former executive of leading aerospace company Rockwell Collins and current chairman of the board of Winnebago Industries, Robert “Bob” M. Chiusano told Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s largest fall graduating class that he wakes up every morning ready to live his passion.
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During the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia commencement ceremony on Dec. 8, 2017, Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler (L) and Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret (R) greeted keynote speaker Capt. Quay Chew Eng, senior vice president/Flight Operations Division of Singapore Airlines International Limited (SIA). More than 500 guests attended the event, including Embry-Riddle – Asia Vice Chancellor Dr. Graham Hunt and other dignitaries and representatives of the university and the aviation industry. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees specializing in aeronautics and aviation business administration were awarded to 112 graduates – the largest graduating class since the campus’ first cohort in 2012.
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