Military and civilian researchers will descend upon Grand Forks AFB, N.D., this month to begin a study of the effects of exposure to jet aviation fuel in cold weather. In this first phase of the two-part study, researchers plan to gather data on the level of exposure experienced by airmen during regular work activities. A second phase, set for next year, will focus on the relationship between exposure and health effects, if any.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.