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NASA Invites Social Media Fans To Mars Landing Event

Jun 07, 2012 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – NASA will host a 3-day NASA Social for 25 of its social media followers Aug. 3-5 at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. The NASA Social is scheduled to culminate in the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover at Mars’ Gale crater. The landing is anticipated at approximately 1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The [...]

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Solar plane on historic intercontinental flight

Jun 05, 2012 No Comments

A Swiss pilot flew a solar plane across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain into Moroccan airspace Tuesday on the world’s first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun. Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old psychiatrist and balloonist, took off before dawn from Madrid in the Solar Impulse, an aircraft as big as an Airbus [...]

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Shuttle Enterprise Barge Ride Up River to Manhattan

Jun 05, 2012 No Comments

Great visual of the Shuttle Enterprise being transported to the Intrepid Museum on a Barge via Hudson River.

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SpaceX’s Dragon splashes down

May 31, 2012 No Comments

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule parachuted to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean today, ending the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station. The 19-foot-long (6-meter-long), gumdrop-shaped Dragon made history last week as the first U.S. craft to reach the orbital station since [...]

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747 Pilot comments about carrying the Shuttle

May 25, 2012 No Comments

A quick “trip report” from the pilot of the 747 that flew the shuttle back to Florida after the Hubble repair flight.A humorous and interesting inside look at what it’s like to fly two aircraft at once . . . Well, it’s been 48 hours since I landed the 747 with the shuttle Atlantis on [...]

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Hometown America Goes to War – Memorial Day Tribute

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Last year, while preparing an article celebrating the Navy’s 100th anniversary, we stumbled across the photo below. It reminded us what Memorial Day is all about, something we can’t forget. The photo had a profound effect on us and we thought we’d be remiss if we didn’t share it with our readers.   by Budd [...]

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70th Doolittle Reunion

May 23, 2012 3 Comments

  As the hands of time continue to march forward, we find ourselves now approaching the 70th anniversary of the epic events of WW II. While the participants of those desperate times steadily dwindle, efforts to honor and acknowledge their sacrifices and service are being held around the country at appropriate venues. To commemorate America’s [...]

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William Wylam P-47D Drawing

May 22, 2012 1 Comment

The date on Wylam’s art for the P-47D Thunder-bolt is December 1944. At the time, Air Age Publish-ing was 15 years old. Model Airplane News was a relative upstart and Wylam was producing his fantastic art for us. That makes FJ’s sister magazine and our parent company 83 years old—one of the oldest family-owned publishing [...]

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