Tag: Kennedy Space Center
719 Days of Orbital Spaceflight and Counting: the Mysterious X-37B Set New Spaceflight-Duration RecordDario Leone -
The current X-37B mission has broken a new spaceflight-duration record that was previously set at 717 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes during the previous mission. With 719 days of orbital spaceflight and counting, the current X-37B mission – known as Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) – has broken a new spaceflight-duration record that...
Cool Video Shows Starfighters’ TF-104G Intercepting Gulfstream G650ER Business Jet during World Record Flight “One More Orbit”Dario Leone -
Starfighters’ operates the world’s only fleet of flight-ready F-104 supersonic aircraft. Taken on Jul. 9-11, 2019 the cool video in this post features a TF-104G belonging to Starfighters Aerospace flown by Piercarlo Ciacchi intercepting Gulfstream G650ER during World Record Flight "One More Orbit" from the Kennedy Space Center and back through the poles.
Military AviationDario Leone -
In 1969 Buzz Aldrin broke barriers and he set foot on the Moon On Apr. 2, 2017 retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Buzz Aldrin flew in an F-16 belonging to the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds and took part in the diamond formation fly by over Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral,...
The New York ANG 106th Rescue Wing provided a rescue support package at Patrick AFB, which is located near the Kennedy Space Center, for 109 of those Space Shuttle missions Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing are heading to Hawaii on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 to participate in a joint NASA/Department of Defense mission...