Aviation News

February 8, 2010

VIDEO: Space Shuttle Endeavor Makes Last Night Launch

More articles by »
Written by: Phil Derner Jr.

After a delay in Sunday’s morning launch plans due to cloud coverage, Space Shuttle Endeavor finally blasted off at 4:41am EST this morning in what may be the final night launch before the Space Shuttle program’s retirement this September.

The 13-day mission of STS-130 and its crew of six is to dock with the International Space Station and deliver another “room” in what is the final large addition to the station’s construction, which includes a 31-inch viewing dome, the largest of its kind, and medical and exercise equipment.



About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

Our Amazing #SpotLAX2022 Event Returns This September

SpotLAX returns this September, and once again we've partnered with Crankyflier.com to hold both #SpotLAX2022 and #Dorkfest the same weekend.
by Ben Granucci
0

 
 
Northern Pacific Boeing 757 with black and white livery on fuselage and tail, aurora borealis inspired splash of color on winglets, and similarly colored N on the tail.

Northern Pacific Airways Unveils First Aircraft

New airline Northern Pacific Airways unveiled their first aircraft on Tuesday evening in an event held at San Bernardino International Airport.
by Rufus Powell
0

 

 

For National Dog Day, FLL Highlights Canine Capabilities

August 26th was National Dog Day. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport hosted a demonstration highlighting their K9 teams training and abilities.
by Mark Lawrence
0

 
 

UPDATED: #SpotLAX2021, What You Need To Know

Enter your email address to receive the latest updates through the SpotLAX Newsletter. powered by TinyLetter UPDATE Aug 17 2021: Just as expected, COVID continues to throw us curveballs, but we’re ready to meet them and updat...
by Heather Abbott
1

 
 

For Disruptive Passengers, The Cost Can Be Sky High

Air travelers are returning to the skies in large numbers following the downturn in travel caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, some disruptive passengers are discovering the hard way how high the cost of air travel can re...
by Mark Lawrence
0