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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Stallion 51 Adds L-39 Turbojet to Aircraft Fleet For Unusual Attitude Training (UAT)

Jun 11, 2012 No Comments

Kissimmee, Florida, April 1, 2012- Stallion 51 Adds L-39 Turbojet to Aircraft Fleet For Unusual Attitude Training (UAT) Stallion 51 has expanded their flight operational syllabus to include an introduction to unusual attitude training utilizing their specialized L-39 Turbojet. It is an educational and exhilarating flying experience at the controls of this dual-cockpit, dual-control jet [...]

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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: 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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