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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest, Raw Color
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Celebrate One Year of Curiosity On Mars

Posted August 6, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

One year ago today, NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity epically landed landed on mars in the most absolutely of dramatic fashion. The “sky crane” landing, dubbed “7 minutes of terror,” required the transformation into six different configurations, all of which worked exactly as intended. Since landing, Curiosity has found evidence of extraterrestrial water, discovered […]

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NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)
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The Mars Mystique

Posted January 15, 2013 by Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor

After 50 years of missions to Mars, scientists are unlocking some of the mysteries surrounding a planet that has long captivated mankind.

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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)
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First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers: August 5 in Aviation History

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War’s first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. (Rendering by NASA)
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Watch Live: Mars Curiosity Rover Lands on the Red Planet at 1:31 AM ET Sunday Night/Monday Morning

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Mars Curiosity rover, aka Mars Science Laboratory, is set to land on Mars Monday morning at 1:31 AM ET. Watch live video here.

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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)
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Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Posted July 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Harry Atwood lands his “Moth” biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more…

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Video: NASA Engineers Face 7 Minutes of Terror During Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

Posted June 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

On August 5, computers will orchestrate the most complex landing maneuver ever attempted on another planet using the biggest Mars rover ever built.

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Bump Holman stands in front of the DC-3 with Lee Pike, his first flight instructor and first co-pilot with the Dodgers in 1954. Holman got his commercial pilot’s license at the age of 18. Photo by Barney Stein 	     	The Brooklyn Dodgers Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine plane was purchased on January 4, 1957. The Dodgers took delivery of the plane in mid-March. At the time of purchase, Dodger President Walter O’Malley announced to Associated Press, “This is the first time a major league club has bought an airplane.” 	     	Dodger President Walter O’Malley and Dodger Director Bud Holman are on the steps of the 44-seat Dodger Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine plane. Holman’s son Bump is visible in the cockpit window. O’Malley added to the order of Eastern Air Lines to purchase the plane directly through the Convair factory, with the assistance of his friend Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, President of Eastern. Bud Holman served as a Director of the Dodgers and was Eastern’s representative at the Vero Beach Airport. 	     	The Dodgers became the first major league baseball team to own their own airplane, as they purchased a Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine. From left to right, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, President of Eastern Air Lines, Dodger Director Bud Holman, Dodger President Walter O’Malley and Dodger Director James Mulvey show a model of the Convair 440. The Dodgers made the purchase of the airplane on January 4, 1957, piggybacking on Rickenbacker’s order of airplanes for Eastern.
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 4th

Posted January 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A day of firsts: The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first baseball team to buy a plane, Pan Am launches the first all-cargo transatlantic service, a pope flies on a plane for the first time, Sputnik 1, the first satellite, falls out of orbit, and more…

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LIVE VIDEO: Launch of Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft

Posted November 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Laboratory is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral at 10:02 AM ET on Saturday.

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