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Airborne 05.17.13: X-47B Carrier Launch, New Base For CAF, Space Oddity... For Real!

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Published on May 16, 2013

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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia Tuesday. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced plans to establish the CAF National Airbase at a major metropolitan area and its intent to launch a nationwide search immediately. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the station has performed a rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while aboard the orbiting outpost. Released Monday, May 13, the video quickly went viral with several million hits in its first day online and was well past 12 million when last we checked. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 05.17.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, May 17th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch
CAF Announces Search For New National Airbase Location
Space Station Commander Turns Music Video Performer
Non-Profits Plan Flyover For AF Academy Grads
Space Station Expedition 35 Astronauts Land Safely In Kazakhstan
Control Tower For Sale On eBay
Tenth Annual Alternative Engine Roundup Announced
Boeing Names 777X Executive Team
Barnstorming: Frank Beagle
Transport Canada Grants STC For SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer Integration
Dude! Oregon Smokejumpers Get A Surprise On Landing

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