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First launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, Mission STS-41-D. (Photo by NASA)
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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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On This Day in Aviation History: September 9th

Posted September 9, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In 1970, a BOAC VC-10 is hijacked and flown to Jordan, joining 4 other hijacked aircraft; Orville Wright makes a 1-hour flight in 1908; Two Tupolev aircraft collide in 1994 and an Allegheny DC-9 collides with a Piper over Fairland Indiana in 1969.

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