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STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 30th

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europe’s first flight between two towns.

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Sally Ride communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck of Space Shuttle Challenger during her first mission in space, STS-7. (Photo by NASA)
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Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dies at Age 61

Posted July 24, 2012 by BNO News

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died in California on Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her office said in a statement. She was 61. Ride was born and raised in Encino, California, and first joined NASA in January 1978, just before finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford […]

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Space Shuttle launches grand finale
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Video: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches At Once

Posted July 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Not long after the final space shuttle lifted off in 2011, McClean Fahnestock merged footage from all 135 launches onto one screen.

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This FedEx DC-10 (N306FE) was involved in an attempted hijacking in 1994. (Photo by JoePriesAviation.net)
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Today in Aviation History: April 7th

Posted April 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Auburn Calloway attempts to take down a Federal Express DC-10, Story Musgrave and Don Peterson become the first astronauts to perform a space shuttle spacewalk, history’s first midair collision takes place over France, and more…

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Closeup of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-6 patch.
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April 4th in Aviation History: Space Shuttle Challenger’s Maiden Spaceflight

Posted April 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Challenger makes her maiden spaceflight, a US Air Force C-5 crashes in Vietnam, the USS Akron airship crashes near New Jersey, and more…

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Challenger disaster video by Jeffrey Ault
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Video: Another Amateur Video of Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion Revealed

Posted March 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

For the third time in two years, unseen footage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster has been uncovered, this time from a teenager using a Super 8 movie camera.

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Video: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Caught on Tape from Orlando Airport

Posted February 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Only the second known amateur video of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy has surfaced 26 years after the disaster.

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On This Day in Aviation History: February 7th

Posted February 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts conduct the first untethered spacewalk, The Beatles arrive at JFK for their first US tour, a Cessna completes a 65-day flight and much more.

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The Day the Music Died memorial at the crash site near Clear Lake, Iowa.
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Today in Aviation History: February 3rd

Posted February 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash. Also, a US Marines jet slices down a cable car in Italy, Lufthansa launches the first regular transatlantic airmail service and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: February 3rd

Posted February 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash. Also, a US Marines jet slices down a cable car in Italy, Lufthansa launches the first regular transatlantic airmail service and more…

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