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Did you know the USAF asked General Dynamics to keep the F-16XL supercruise ability quiet to avoid impacting the Advanced Tactical Fighter program?

Did you know the USAF asked General Dynamics to keep the F-16XL supercruise ability quiet to avoid impacting the Advanced Tactical Fighter program?

The F-16XL 42 years ago, on Jul. 3, 1982 the F-16XL, a unique prototype fighter jet that never quite reached… Read More

1 week ago

Cool video shows NASA DC-8 doing low pass over San Francisco Bay during its final flight

Low pass over San Francisco Bay NASA specially modified Douglas DC-8 airliner has made its final flight in some style… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s why 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

The Apollo Program Project Apollo’s goals went beyond landing Americans on the moon and returning them safely to Earth. They… Read More

2 months ago

In 1970s NASA was not allowed to have any SR-71s, yet they received one and they passed it off as YF-12C (with a bogus A-12 tail number)

NASA YF-12C Taken in 1975, the interesting photos in this post show NASA Blackbirds carrying the so called “coldwall” heat… Read More

2 months ago

Next-generation Lunar Rover will be built by Lunar Outpost and Lockheed Martin

Next-generation Lunar Rover NASA has awarded a Lunar Terrain Vehicle Services (LTVS) contract to the Lunar Dawn team, led by… Read More

3 months ago

NASA had to borrow U-2/SR-71 “yellow” Pressure Suits for first space shuttle mission. Here’s why.

David Clark Company David Clark Company (DCC) is an American manufacturing company. DCC designs and manufactures a wide variety of… Read More

4 months ago

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

The SR-71 Blackbird In the 1960’s, the US Air Force (USAF) developed the SR-71 Blackbird, a plane that could travel… Read More

4 months ago

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

6 months 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year ago