A V-22 Osprey passes overhead while hiking at the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. From Boeing, the manufacturer of the V-22 Osprey: “The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of […]
A unique view of the distant Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center taken from the rooftop of the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station shows in the foreground an Osprey nesting platform atop a pole. A small reminder that there is room for Ospreys in the Space Age provided for by the fish-filled waters of Cape Canaveral.
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: ASOC, Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, VAB, Vehicle Assembly Building
An Osprey can dream big about the size of the nest he is going to build. Even collect big material for it. Unfortunately, whether this oversize dwelling will hold together is another story. Jumping to the end, it did not hold together. A more modest nest made of more modest sized material, though, turned into a big success at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.