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Forde Files - No 54
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DROID tests the ground collision avoidance system for small unmanned air vehicles. The software, which has been adapted to an application for a smartphone, commands the vehicle to take evasive maneuvers when it is about to crash into a mountain or a ridgeline.
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides speaks with current and prospective employees during Virgin Galactic’s recent career fair at Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. Nearly 60 countries participated in the event.
In the early morning hours you may see Turkey Vultures sunbathing with their wings spread out in a holistic pose. It is believed that they do this to increase body temperature after a cool night and to dry the morning dew from their wings.