Happy New Year from ambition to fly

Happy new year from ambitiontofly and best wishes for 2012

 

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New Year for ambition to fly

The new year is rolling in fast and ambition to fly is hoping it can expand even more and be recognised as an avition blog.

The ambition to fly motto for 2012 will be

“Every acomplishment starts with the decision to try”

In saying that, what ambition to fly will try to acomplish is:

  • Gain a 1000 followers (That will be a challenge but we so far have 28 followers)
  • Look to gain some revenue for own video productions and other exciting content
  • Create the highest rated content on WordPress (Another challenge that I’m willing to except)
  • Increase work with other aviation blogs – J. R. HAFER AVIATION BLOG and more

2012 will be a busy year in acheiving these goals  for ambition to fly. It would be greatly appreciated if you join ambition to fly for this journey in 2012.

Is space the future of aviation?

From the first space flight to the first moon landing, the first outer space explorers and to future explorers. Each day technology increases the distance of exploration into the unknown. Many people have imagined what space travel would be like and what is actually out there. Being able to include space travel in our everyday activities would be something out of this world.

The furthest human space flight was by Apollo 8 maneuvering around the far side of the lunar orbit. Of course this was achieved 40 odd years ago when technology was slowly beginning to evolve. Today scientists are constantly looking for innovations in space exploration. The question is, will we be able the achieve space flight like the Republic Attack Cruiser or the Star Destroyer or even Chewie’s beloved spacecraft?

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China Launches Rocket With Their First Space Lab

Rising from the Gobi desert launch site a Chinese Long March 2F rocket has carried China’s first effort at a space lab, the Tiangong-1, aloft. The milestone event occured 29 September 2011 at 13:16 GMT. The lab is expected to take part in rendezvous manuvers to help China develop experience and expertise with these techniques as a foundation for its manned space program.

Orbiting at an altitude of some 350km, the near term goal in a few weeks is the launch of the Chinese Shenzhou 8 unmanned spacecraft for the first test docking.  Next, in 2012, Shenzhou 9 and Shenzhou 10 with astronauts (yuhangyuans) aboard will dock with the Tiangong-1 and enter the new space laboratory.

The forecast service life of Tiangong-1 is approximately two years. Should this initial effort go smoothly China’s promise to build a larger space station by 2020 could come to fruition.