How NASA plans to top the Mars Curiosity voyage

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

The rover’s near-miraculous mission has rekindled excitement about the space program. Here’s where we might be going next The stunning landing of the Mars rover Curiosity and the images it beamed home have renewed public fascination with the U.S. space program. President Obama even put in a personal call to the control room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion [...]

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Curiosity Rover tweets from Mars

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Last week NASA successfully landed a rover named “Curiosity” on Mars, and created a twitter account.  This is NASA’s official Twitter account for the rover, and it will be tweeting it’s daily missions and will keep the world posted on it’s objectives on the red planet.  Check out some of the tweets from the rover [...]

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Future Of Flight?

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes [...]

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First Autonomous Flight for Boeing Phantom Eye is a Success

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

  The Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system or UAS is a high-altitude, long endurance air vehicle optimized to remain aloft up to four days at a 65,000-foot altitude. It successfully completed its first flight of 28 minute on June 1, 2012, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After [...]

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Inside A Space Station

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

Check out this insider look at  the Space Station. The YouTube video was sent to us by a Flight Journal fan!

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A Flight Journal Photo Tour of Oshkosh

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

Basically, there are only two kinds of people in the aviation community: those who have been to the annual aerial orgy in Wisconsin known as Oshkosh (aka AirVenture) and those who want to go but haven’t. Unfortunately, the “wannagos” greatly outnumber the “beentheres.” So, as a public service to those who are getting tired of [...]

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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 07, 2012 No Comments

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, we promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.

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Curiosity’s Mission To Mars

Aug 06, 2012 No Comments

PASADENA, Calif. – Earlier today, just hours after NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars, a select group of images taken by the onboard Mars Descent Imager, or MARDI, were beamed back to Earth. The 297 color, low-resolution images, provide a glimpse of the rover’s descent into Gale Crater. They are a preview of the approximately [...]

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