Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: April 12th

A day of major space milestones: Russia Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space and the US launches the first Space Shuttle 20 years later. Also, a British Airways Concorde loses part of its rudder, the first passenger flig...
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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)

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

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more...
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A VC-25 passes over the Statue of Liberty during a controversial photo shoot.

On This Day in Aviation History: January 26th

The US Air Force takes delivery of the first Boeing 747 version of Air Force One. NASA launches Ranger 3 to the Moon, Glenn Curtiss flies the first seaplane and more...
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MIT-Designed, Fish-Shaped Airliners Could Burn 70% Less Fuel

A team of MIT researchers has unveiled their aircraft designs for NASA's N+3 initiative, an engineering study intended to help define the next three generations of commercial aviation while reducing fuel usage by 70% and NOx em...
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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)

Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Harry Atwood lands his "Moth" biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more...
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