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Impossible Barriers Are Made To Be Broken

Jul 18, 2012 1 Comment

By  Sergei I. Sikorsky Few technologies have had such a rapid development and such a powerful impact on mankind as the invention of the airplane. Also, few new technologies were greeted with such enthusiasm by the general public and by such skepticism by the scientific community. It is enough to recall the comments of a [...]

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A-10 Goes to War on 40th Anniversary

Jul 16, 2012 1 Comment

The U.S. Air Force “isn’t even remotely considering” replacing the A-10 Thunderbolt II, alias the Warthog, with a newer-generation, single-mission ground attack aircraft. “It isn’t going to happen,” said outgoing Air Force chief of staff Gen. Norton Schwartz on the 40th anniversary of the A-10’s first flight on May 10. Gen. Mark Welsh, named to [...]

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Raised from the depths: German seaplane recovered from fjord 70 years after it sank in such good condition it could even fly again

Jul 13, 2012 1 Comment

  By JAMES WHITE and TOR KETIL SOLBERG/ Courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk/ This is the moment a rare World War Two German float plane was raised from its saltwater grave virtually intact – almost 70 years after it sank. The twin-engined Heinkel He-115 torpedo bomber was hoisted out of the water by engineers and divers in a recovery operation [...]

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Second Top Secret USAF Space Mission Completed

Jul 13, 2012 1 Comment

  The unmanned Boeing X-37B reusable spacecraft is described as an Orbital Test Vehicle or OTV. It is remotely piloted from the ground. Boeing has built and flown two X-37Bs—OTV-1 and OTV-2. OTV-1 was flown first on April 22, 2010 until December 3, 2010 during mission USA-212—224 days. The first flight demonstrated that the X-37B [...]

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To Fly Around The World

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Bertrand Piccard squeezes himself into the narrow cockpit of his solar-powered plane and feels like a prisoner. There’s not a lot of room in there. He can barely move. An engineer has to climb up to him to hook him up to an on-board computer. Piccard, 54, is wearing a life jacket over insulated overalls [...]

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X-37B Secret Space Plane Lands!

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B unmanned space plane returned to Earth last week after 15 months in orbit on a mystery mission! The Air Force released a video (below) that was partially shot in infrared. The X-37B landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.      

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Honoring Our Flag on Flag Day

Jun 14, 2012 1 Comment

The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of our country’s ideals since its early days. The American flag, also nicknamed “Old Glory,” consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed [...]

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Miami pilot dubbed ‘Emerging Explorer’ by National Geographic

Jun 12, 2012 No Comments

Barrington Irving flew around the world in a plane he built himself four years ago, becoming the first black pilot and youngest person to ever make the trip. Now he’s a teacher. As a young man at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Barrington Irving knew he had potential. He imagined a football scholarship to a [...]

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