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National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Lisa Teague, Rolls-Royce

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the A&D industry has made significant strides to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we reached out to some of our members to learn more about how apprenticeships impact the Aerospace and Defense industry by opening doors for men and women looking to join our tea...

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers

For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of reaching worlds unknown. And now, brilliant scientists are innovating, and artists are envisioning, a way for humans to explore planets across the universe. Through their work, our journey to Mars is more than just a dream, it’s quickly becoming a reality. On Monday, November 5 we were able to celebrate this progress at National Geographic, as they played host to the National Geographic Channel’s Mars Season 2 premiere where winners of the...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Winner Ricardo

Inspiration can come from everywhere – even worlds far beyond our own. The Project Mars competition brought us short films and posters that push the boundaries of imagination and show us a future on the Red Planet with the power to inspire future scientists and artists for years to come. This week we heard from Ricardo Bernardini, the winner of the Inspiration Award presented by the Aerospace Industries Association. With his short film “92Mars,” Ricardo showed us how one woman’s c...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Poster Winner Adrianna

With dozens of incredible posters submitted through the Project Mars competition, we were inspired by the unique visions of our future on Mars. This week, we checked in with our First Place poster winner, Adrianna Allen of Michigan. Adrianna’s 3D model and digital print shows a strand of DNA as a ladder from Earth to Mars, showing that the journey to the Red Planet truly is a part of human evolution. Learn what inspires Adrianna’s work in astronomical art and be sure to check her p...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Winners Divya, Subigya & Mayukh

Divya Mayukh Subigya Through the hundreds of submissions to the Project Mars competition, we witnessed incredible displays of creativity – but only a few students could win for their imagining of our Mission to Mars. Led by SciArt Exchange and NASA, Project Mars gave students across the country an opportunity to envision our future on Mars through an original short film or poster. Over the next month, we’ll hear from some of our winners about what inspires them in t...

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Project Mars Inspires Visions of the Future

For generations, film and art have inspired the development of future technologies and policies. From the 1980s Matthew Broderick classic War Games to the sci-fi future of Gattica, what might seem like fiction today often becomes reality in the decades ahead. Project Mars, a competition spearheaded by the SciArt Exchange and NASA, aims to stir such imagination, bringing together student artists and futurists to create visionary works depicting what our journey to and life on Mars might look lik...

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Aerospace & Defense Lead the Way in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women

We already know that there are powerhouse women in the aerospace and defense industry because we work with them and represent them every day. If you weren’t sure of that before, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list makes clear that their leadership is having an impact. In the 2018 edition of the list, 16 Aerospace Industries Association members and associate members made the cut, with seven included in the top 10. The #1 name on the list changed this year for the first time since 2015, w...

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Getting the Environment Right for Future Aviation Innovation

Today, we travel the world at speeds we previously thought impossible. Goods and services move through supply chains that span every corner of the globe to fuel our modern economy. We explore space, and satellite technology links computers and cell phones around the world to keep information at our fingertips in even the most remote locations. New aviation technologies offer the promise of continued profound impacts in the coming decades. Supersonic and hypersonic travel will make it possible t...

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Coalition for Aerospace and Science recognizes Sen. Nelson with “Champion of Aerospace and Science” award

Recognizing his ongoing and enduring support of the industry, the Coalition for Aerospace and Science (CAS) recently recognized Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) with its “Champion of Aerospace and Science” award at its second Annual Showcase of NASA Partnerships & Collaboration. Each year, CAS presents this award to a Member of Congress who has been a strong advocate for NASA. "With the active leadership of Senator Nelson, NASA has helped to transform Florida’s space coast from a loc...

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Holding Up the Line of Defense: Why We Should All Care About Transparency and Efficiency in the Defense Export Process

By Annie Tolbert When it comes to defense exports, a lot of people envision something like Tony Stark’s iconic desert demonstration of the Stark Industries Jericho Missile in the Iron Man movie. It’s simple, right? The industry makes weapons and sells them to any country interested in buying and that’s all there is to it. Perhaps that’s true in movies, which often glamorize (or villainize) weapons sales, but the actual export process is deliberate, complicated, and multifaceted. Wh...

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Putting Trans-Atlantic Brainpower To Work On Aviation Safety

This week, the leaders and a wide range of experts from the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and industry are gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual International Aviation Safety Conference. The conference provides a forum for experts and authorities from both sides of the Atlantic to get around the same table and share new ideas, initiatives and best practices for reducing accident risk. It also demonstrates a shared commitment to open communication and collaboration from glo...

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AIA welcomes White House commitment to reforming commercial space policies

Having a strong domestic space industry is crucial to our nation’s economic vitality and security. The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased by the Trump Administration’s continued focus on reducing barriers for the commercial space industry to create new, well-paying jobs, increase exports and move into new markets. “We welcome the signing of Space Policy Directive 2 (SPD-2) and, while many details have yet to be worked out, we are a committed and constructive partner in revisin...

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