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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Posted January 14, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say…

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Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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WATCH LIVE: Orion EFT-1 Launch Will Test Human Flight Into Deep Space

Posted December 4, 2014 by Sarina Houston

Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live!

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Orion atop Delta 4 Heavy Booster. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

Posted December 3, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

A cool animation details NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, which will go farther than any human spacecraft has in the past 40 years.

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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock seen here retires
NASA’s 135th and final shuttle mission takes flight on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS and the high frontier with Chris Ferguson as Space Shuttle Commander. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com
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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock Retires

Posted November 21, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

Space enthusiasts say goodbye to Kennedy Space Center’s iconic Countdown Clock after years of poor weather and decades of unforgiving time have visibly taken their toll.

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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Today in Aviation History: November 7th

Posted November 7, 2014 by NYCA Admin

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more…

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Today in Aviation History: October 28th

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, the Airbus A300 flies for the first time, an Air China pilot hijacks his own plane, a Continental 757 lands on a taxiway, and more…

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Today in Aviation History: October 27th

Posted October 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Cuba shoots down a U-2 spy plane, NASA launches the first Saturn rocket, Air Mali is formed, and more…

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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

Posted August 15, 2014 by Shannon D. Moore

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Photo by Shannon Moore (@ageekmom on Twitter)
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LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Posted August 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.

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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)
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August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

Posted August 7, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more…

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