Posts Tagged ‘Space Shuttle’
 

 
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)

March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

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...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discuss the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. (Photo by NASA)

Today in Aviation History: January 5th

The Space Shuttle program is launched, Amelia Earhart is declared legally dead, Independence Air ceases operations, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
The vertical stabilizer of American Airlines Flight 587 is lifted out of Jamaica Bay. (Photo by NTSB)

American Airlines Flight 587 Crash: November 12 in Aviation History

American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in New York, Saudi Arabian and Kazakh jets collide, Delta orders 60 Boeing 757s, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: May 4th

The "Superga Air Disaster" kills the entire Torino AC football team, US Airways joins Star Alliance, EAS Flight 4226 crashes after overshooting a runway and demolishing dozens of buildings, Lunar Orbiter 4 and Magellan space pr...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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The Logbook: Another Air France A330 Atlantic Emergency

In today's daily digest, an eerie near-repeat of Air France 447 as its replacement flight declares Mayday over the Atlantic! Also, Atlantis comes home with amazing photos and video, a woman calls in a bomb threat for a very san...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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