AACS Aerospace
Senior Members - 1/21/2017
AACS Aerospace would like to encourage our senior members to complete their Yeager Award. Earning this award simply requires reviewing some historical events in aerospace and taking a short quiz. It can all be done through eServices, and the quiz covers material that you're most likely already familiar with. Completion of this award greatly helps AACS stats, and earns you a ribbon for your effort.


Space Symposium - 4/14/2016
AACS Cadets had the pleasure of meeting Buzz Aldrin at this year's 31st Annual Space Symposium!



Directions to the Glider Field

AACS Glider Orientation Ride Form
1/30/2017: We're sorry, all slots have been filled. Glider Orientation Ride Applications are closed at this time.
Aerospace Current Events

Check out these new images from the dwarf planet Pluto; imaged for the very first time by the New Horizons spacecraft:


More Images


Check out NASA's planned test for the new Orion space capsule:



This Month in Aerospace History

January 31, 1958:
Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States when it was sent into orbit.

January 27, 1967:
Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in an accidental fire in a command module on the launch pad.

January 24, 1986:
Voyager 2 began transmitting images from Uranus.

January 28, 1986:
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded seconds after liftoff.

January 15, 2006:
NASA spacecraft Stardust returned safely to Earth in a desert near Salt Lake City with the first dust ever collected from a comet.

January 14, 2008:
The NASA space probe Messenger skimmed 124 miles above Mercury.

Credit: National Archives