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NASA could have tried to Launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on a rescue mission if they had known Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry

NASA could have tried to Launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on a rescue mission if they had known Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry

Space Shuttle Columbia is lost On Saturday Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost and seven NASA astronauts… Read More

1 month ago

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Rolls Out X-59 QueSST NASA’s Newest X-Plane

X-59 Roll out Lockheed Martin Skunk Works rolled out the X-59 on Jan. 12, 2024, a unique experimental aircraft designed… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the NASA F-106 Delta Dart that was struck by Lightning 714 Times

An extensively modified F-102 Delta Dagger An extensively modified version of the F-102 Delta Dagger was developed during 1955 under… Read More

2 months ago

The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed

The X-15 The X-15 experimental space plane was on the cutting edge of hypersonic aerodynamics, and its winged reentry from… Read More

3 months ago

X-37B seventh mission could be its last

X-37B seventh mission The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the US Space Force (USSF),… Read More

3 months ago

NASA Contractor tells why the Space Shuttle smelled quite bad when ground crews got aboard after a flight to clean and unload

The Space Transportation System The Space Transportation System (STS) is the formal name of NASA’s Space Shuttle, consisting of an… Read More

6 months ago

Boeing to transform this MD-90 jet into X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator to test Transonic Truss-Braced Wing configuration

From MD-90 to X-66A Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Boeing has ferried an MD-90 airplane to the company’s site in Palmdale where… Read More

7 months ago

The sheer stink of an Apollo cabin after two weeks was awe-inspiring: how Apollo Astronauts dumped on their way to the Moon and how they tried to stay clean without shower

Apollo Astronauts had to make adjustments in various daily activities, including the way they ate, drank, dressed, and even went… Read More

8 months ago

NASA X-59 QueSST aircraft moves Closer to Runway at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility for ground testing

NASA X-59 QueSST aircraft moves Closer to Runway The QueSST (Quiet SuperSonic Technology) for quiet supersonic commercial flight over land… Read More

8 months ago

The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The only other woman to have flown aboard the legendary SR-71 Blackbird was Congresswoman Beverly Byron who rode as a… Read More

11 months ago

Starfighters Aerospace to send two Lockheed F-104 fighter jets to 100th Anniversary of the Italian Air Force

The iconic F-104 Starfighter was officially retired from Italian Air Force service in October 2004. Designed by Lockheed’s ace engineer… Read More

12 months ago

F-15 maintainer explains why even though NASA equipped an Eagle with an AIM-54 the USAF Never Outfitted its F-15 fleet with the mighty Phoenix

The odd photos in this post show an F-15 Eagle fighter jet carrying an AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile. The… Read More

12 months ago

The new engines will remain on wing for the remainder of the BUFF life: Rolls-Royce has begun testing F130 engines for the USAF B-52 Stratofortress fleet

The new engines will extend the life of the B-52 aircraft for 30 years. F130 engines are so durable they… Read More

12 months ago

KC-97 Navigator tells the story of when his tanker refueled the then top-secret U-2 planes flying spy missions over Soviet Union

I was talking our first "hookup" down to us-- asked his altitude "classified", airspeed "classified" and finally "rate of descent"-… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s how NASA could have tried to rescue the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia if they had known the spacecraft was going to disintegrate on re-entry

If NASA had known ahead of time Columbia was going to disintegrate on re-entry, how would they have gotten the… Read More

1 year ago

X-37B Spaceplane lands after 908 days in space

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 was the first mission to introduce a service module-a ring attached to the rear of the… Read More

1 year ago

Space Movie could make Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise the First Civilian to Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station

The project will have Cruise and the rest of the film crew take a rocket to the International Space Station… Read More

1 year ago