Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: May 7th

The Soviet Union proves that they shot down a U-2 spy plane after an American attempt to cover it up, Pacific Air Flight 773 crashes after a man shoots both pilots, Varig is founded, the Lockheed L-1011-500 enters service and m...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: December 13th

First flight from England to India takes off, last humans walk on the moon, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: January 31st

“Ham the Chimp” heads into sub-orbit in 1961, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes in 2000, the near-collision of two widebody JAL jets in 2001, the launch of Apollo 14 and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: May 4th

The "Superga Air Disaster" kills the entire Torino AC football team, US Airways joins Star Alliance, EAS Flight 4226 crashes after overshooting a runway and demolishing dozens of buildings, Lunar Orbiter 4 and Magellan space pr...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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MIT-Designed, Fish-Shaped Airliners Could Burn 70% Less Fuel

A team of MIT researchers has unveiled their aircraft designs for NASA's N+3 initiative, an engineering study intended to help define the next three generations of commercial aviation while reducing fuel usage by 70% and NOx em...
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