Posts Tagged ‘Space Shuttle Discovery’
 

 

Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and mor...
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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)

August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more...
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Water laps at a jetway outside LaGuardia's Central Terminal. (Photo via Fox5)

NYCAviation’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2012

From space shuttles to Sandy, a look back at our most popular stories of 2012.
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First launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, Mission STS-41-D. (Photo by NASA)

Space Shuttle Discovery’s First Flight: August 30 in Aviation History

First flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, Lockheed and Martin Marietta announce a merger, a Conviasa 737 crashes into a mountain 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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