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January 16th in Aviation History: Final Space Shuttle Columbia Launch, TWA Flight 3 Crashes

Posted January 16, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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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The remnants of Shuttle Columbia rain down over Texas.
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10 Years Since Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: February 1st in Aviation History

Posted February 1, 2013 by NYCA Admin

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

Posted January 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

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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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)
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World’s First Airport Opens, Apollo 17 Splashes Down: December 19 in Aviation History

Posted December 19, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

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

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

Posted July 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Aloha Airlines predecessor makes its first flight, Space Shuttle Discovery makes first spaceflight since Columbia disaster, and more…

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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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The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)
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March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

Posted March 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 28th

Posted November 28, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A South African Airways jet crashes into the Indian Ocean, Air New Zealand’s Mount Erebus disaster, Lufthansa makes its first flight to Japan, first ever flight over the South Pole in 1929, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 1st

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Columbia completes two important missions, SAS bans smoking on many flights, X-15 sets a speed record, United Flight 629 is bombed and more.

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Drought Reveals Large Piece of Space Shuttle Columbia Debris at Bottom of Texas Lake

Posted August 3, 2011 by BNO News

Previously undiscovered debris from NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was found in Lake Nacogdoches in eastern Texas last week as a severe drought has dried out previously covered areas of the lake.

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