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An American Airlines DC-3 at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Matthew Smith)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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 more…

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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)
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On This Day in Aviation History

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

Posted August 7, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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)
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Blog

NYCAviation’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2012

Posted December 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

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)
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On This Day in Aviation History

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

Posted August 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

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)
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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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Space Shuttle launches grand finale
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Videos

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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Hubble Space Telescope is Launched, Longest Flight by a UAV: April 24th in Aviation History

Posted April 24, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on Space Shuttle Discovery, a Global Hawk UAV flies from California to Australia nonstop, heli-logging pioneers Columbia Helicopters is founded, LOT Polish Airlines launches service to New York, and more…






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Space Shuttle Discovery and Shuttler Carrier Aircraft at Kennedy Space Center.
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Space News

Watch Live: Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives in Washington on the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Posted April 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Watch live Tuesday morning as Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at her new home at the Smithsonian.






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Space Shuttle Discovery while being prepped for display at the Smithsonian. (Photo by Suresh Attapatu)
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Space News

Photos: Inside the Mummification of Space Shuttle Discovery

Posted March 27, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

An exclusive look at the preparation of Space Shuttle Discovery as it becomes a shell of its former self before moving to the Smithsonian.






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Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.
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Photos: Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

Posted March 16, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Sister space shuttles Discovery and Atlantis crossed paths for the last time last week before they are mummified and shipped off to museums.






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