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Passions ignite over FTC

At Raisbeck Aviation High School, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), a completely separate competition from FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), is used as the junior varsity team for the more prestigious FRC team. FTC was originally created by FIRST [...]

SeaTac sets sights on the future of passenger needs

By 2020, the passenger flow both in and out of SeaTac is expected to nearly double that of 2014. To adapt to this rapid increase, the Port of Seattle, in correspondence with Alaska Airlines, has come up with a series of plans to expand. SeaTac [...]

Lockheed Martin announces Mach six aircraft

  The SR-71 Blackbird was a remarkably advanced airplane for the 1960s, as the Blackbird could fly up to Mach three at 85,000 feet. This made it impossible for enemies to shoot down the aircraft with air to air missiles. Lockheed Martin has [...]

SpaceX explores new frontiers in Pacific NW

SpaceX is a private space company headed by Tesla founder Elon Musk. They have operations spanning across several states, time zones, and industries, and are now expanding to Seattle. Elon Musk stated at the announcement event, SpaceX Seattle, [...]

Third Dreamliner becomes first to be given to a museum

The Museum of Flight was given the honor to be the first museum with a 787 as part of their collection. A 787 by the name “Number 3”  landed at Boeing Field for the last time on November 8. This particular 787, with the call number ZA003, [...]

MoF sets sights on expansion

The Museum of Flight plans for a renovation of the Airpark to house several commercial airplanes by 2017. They feature a large collection of planes, including the first jet-powered Air Force One, the Concorde, and now a 787 Dreamliner. The [...]

Delta-V Spacefest blasts off for the first time

Multiple aerospace companies from around the world showcased their efforts in the three-day event that took place on Nov. 20 to the 22 at The Museum of Flight. During this event, many organizations, including SpaceX and Planetary Resources [...]

Aviation-related stress release on PC

Many students at RAHS play video games for fun and escape from the constant schoolwork, or for a way to socialize with friends. “[They are] a lot of fun,” said freshman Ryan Hubbard, “and they have their own community at our school.” These [...]

MAVEN Successfully enters Martian orbit

After ten months and $647 million, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission entered Martian orbit on Sept. 22 to conduct experiments on the upper atmosphere. The spacecraft left the launchpad back in Nov. 2013 and completed its journey [...]

ISRO Mars mission a success

  India has made it to Mars, making it the fourth country to do so. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) reached Martian orbit on Sept. 24, 2014. The Indian Space Research Program (ISRO) has been taking atmospheric data from a high orbit. “The [...]

Tech fanatic’s dreams soar to the sky

By Ethan Fuller While some students have a passion for aircraft, RAHS freshman Romi Almeda has a passion for quadcopters. Quadcopters are four-rotored unmanned vehicles used in the US military for recon, by civilians for amusement, and even [...]
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