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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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On This Day in Aviation History

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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The Surveyor 5 (above) was the third in the Surveyor series to successfully land on the moon.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: September 8th

Posted September 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

US Air Mail begins, the first V-2 rockets hit London, Surveyor 5 launches, USAir Flight 427 crashes near Pittsburgh, first Russia relief mission to the US and more…

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