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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

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

5 days 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

3 months 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

4 months ago

NASA bids farewell to SOFIA: the unique Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope made its last flight

NASA Boeing 747SP, registration N747NA, modified to carry a reflecting telescope for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), operated… Read More

4 months ago

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh announcer tells the story of when a NASA SR-71B Blackbird had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh

The cause of the fuel leak was a failed fuel pump and thankfully the SR-71B Blackbird pilot didn’t go into… Read More

5 months ago

Here’s how much Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin earned for their moonwalk on the Apollo 11 Mission

How much money did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin earn for their moonwalk on the Apollo 11 mission? Did they… Read More

6 months ago

Eclipse Project: when NASA used a USAF C-141A Starlifter to tow a QF-106A Delta Dart to demonstrate the feasibility of using the aerotow concept to launch space vehicles

The QF-106A Delta Dart was successfully towed aloft six times by the C-141A Starlifter to a peak altitude of 25,000… Read More

7 months ago

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first supersonic flight, USAF and NASA Jets will compete to determine which will be first to go supersonic during Edwards AFB Airshow

The event will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Air Force and the first supersonic flight, by then-Capt. Chuck Yeager… Read More

7 months ago

Here’s why in many ways Elon Musk’s Starship is a 21st Century version of the Classic Douglas DC-3

As Elon Musk tweets challenges to Vladimir Putin, launches astronauts to the International Space Station, builds electric vehicles, attempts to… Read More

11 months ago

Feb. 29, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly Reveals the YF-12A, the Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor

The USAF ordered 93 production F-12B Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor aircraft, which would have been armed with three Hughes AIM-47A… Read More

11 months ago

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

Is true that the Space Shuttle smelled quite bad when ground crews got aboard after a flight to clean and… Read More

1 year ago

One Step Closer to Flight: time-lapse video shows manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST aircraft from May 2019 to June 2021

The time-lapse video in this post features the manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST and includes the merger of its main… Read More

1 year ago

“NASA 831 do not light your afterburners!” The story of the SR-71B Blackbird that had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh

Upon their safe return to Dryden and exiting the SR-71B Blackbird, Meyer and Schneider donned a pair of Wisconsin "cheeseheads"… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know NASA had to borrow U-2/SR-71 “yellow” Pressure Suits for first space shuttle mission?

Prior to the first shuttle mission (STS-1), the launch of Columbia, there was a defect detected in the batch of… Read More

2 years ago

So Long, Hoover: NASA to retire last flying S-3 Viking

“This is the last S-3B flying today anywhere in the world. It’s been a workhorse for NASA, but we just… Read More

2 years ago

Faster than the X-15: the never told story of the Lockheed X 24C L-301, the Mach 8 hypersonic test aircraft that never was

The Lockheed L-301, also called the X-24C, though this designation was never officially assigned, was an experimental hypersonic aircraft project.… Read More

2 years ago