Posts Tagged ‘Space Shuttle Columbia’
 

 
The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

The world's first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk's Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more...
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January 16th in Aviation History: Final Space Shuttle Columbia Launch, TWA Flight 3 Crashes

Space Shuttle Columbia launches for the last time, five B-52s begin a round-the-world-flight, actress Carole Lombard is killed in the crash of TWA Flight 3, and more...
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10 Years Since Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: February 1st in Aviation History

Today marks the anniversaries of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, UAL's emergence from bankruptcy, Boeing's decision to discontinue the 727 and more...
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First Pan Am 747 Lands At Heathrow: January 12 in Aviation History

The first Pan Am 747 makes its inaugural proving flight to London, two Space Shuttle launches, launch of the Deep Impact probe and more...
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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...
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