Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
 

 

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.
by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com
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January 21st in Aviation History: First Concorde Passenger Flight, Cargolux Lands on Van and 40 More Events!

The Concorde begins scheduled service for both British Airways and Air France, crashes of Galaxy Airlines 203, Pan Am 1104 and an Iranian 727. NASA's Spirit rover ceases communication from Mars, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

January 19th in Aviation History: Jet Airways Becomes Largest Indian Airline and More

Jet Airways buys Air Sahara to become India's largest domestic airline, Howard Hughes sets a new transcontinental speed record, Jules Vedrine lands his plane on top of a Paris department store, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff
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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest, Raw Color

Celebrate One Year of Curiosity On Mars

One year ago today, NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity epically landed landed on mars in the most absolutely of dramatic fashion. The “sky crane” landing, dubbed “7 minutes o...
by Jason Rabinowitz
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Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.