Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
 

 

January 21st in Aviation History: First Concorde Passenger Flight, Cargolux Lands on Van and 40 More Events!

The Concorde begins scheduled service for both British Airways and Air France, crashes of Galaxy Airlines 203, Pan Am 1104 and an Iranian 727. NASA's Spirit rover ceases communication from Mars, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
Apollo 15 blasts off from Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)

Apollo 15 Blasts Off for the Moon: July 26 in Aviation History

Aloha Airlines predecessor makes its first flight, Space Shuttle Discovery makes first spaceflight since Columbia disaster, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: November 16th

Qantas is founded, NASA's X-43 hits Mach 10, NASA's Skylab 4 and Russia's Venera 3 are launched, National Airlines Flight 967 crashes, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: January 28th in Aviation History

The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after launch, the crash of a TAME 727 in Colombia, a DC-3 chartered by the INS goes down in 1948 and more...
by NYCAviation Staff