All posts tagged 'NASA'

Remembering aerospace pioneer William H. Dana

Posted on May 6th, 2014 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

One of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. Distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6, 2014. His long and illustrious career at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center spanned more than 48 years, during which Dana logged more than 8,000 hours in..
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JFK Toured Cape Canaveral 50 Years Ago, 6 Days Before Death

Posted on November 17th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

On November 16, 1963, President John F. Kennedy traveled from Palm Beach to Cape Canaveral, Florida on a Saturday morning, where he visited Pad B at Complex 37 and was briefed by Wernher Von Braun on the Saturn rocket booster. JKF is seen in the photo below with (L-R) NASA..
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Aurora 7, the flight of Scott Carpenter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

To commemorate the life of Scott Carpenter, here is a NASA documentary video on the flight of Aurora 7. An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts This 2011 lecture features a moderated conversation with two of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human..
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NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body Crash

Posted on May 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The battered hulk of the M2-F2 lifting body rests upside-down on Rogers Dry Lake after its crash on May 10, 1967. On May 10, 1967, NASA research pilot Bruce Petersen was severely injured when the wingless M2-F2 lifting body crashed and flipped over numerous times on the bed of Rogers..
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Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon

Posted on January 13th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Neil Armstrong’s family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before, tell the story of the first man to set foot on the moon. Drawing heavily on unbroadcast archive footage and the unique perspectives of the contributors, this is an exclusive account of Neil Armstrong’s extraordinary life story.

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Tour of California

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover of Dryden (Entire 27 minute Flyover & Landing) by SpaceVidsNet Shuttle Endeavour Antelope Valley Flyover by AirBoyd Endeavour Salutes Mojave Spaceport by Kevin Baird Endeavour aerial view during Tour of Southern California by NASA Dryden Space Shuttle Endeavour over San Francisco Bay by Moulfrit Productions SCA-Endeavour Griffith..
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50th Anniversary of JFK’s Moon Speech at Rice University

Posted on September 12th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Here is the original, unedited speech by President John F. Kennedy given on September 12, 1962 at Rice University near Houston, Texas expressing the commitment of the United States of landing an astronaut on the Moon. Here is Dr. Buzz Aldrin’s remarks on the 50th anniversary of the speech. Here..
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NASA’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Robotic Prototype Lander Takes 100-Foot Free Flight

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

With a whistle and a roar, the “Mighty Eagle,” a NASA robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. During the 35-second run, the vehicle was “open loop” — navigating autonomously without..
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Apollo Astronauts Tour Altair Lunar Lander Mockups in 2008

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

by Travis Baldwin, Industrial Designer — Bristol, United Kingdom Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, John Young, and Harrison Schmitt tour the Altair lunar lander human factors mockup that we built in Building 220 (Hangar X). This was my first project as a Space Architect at NASA JSC in Houston,..
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Joe Engle Recalls the Legacy of the X-15 Rocket Plane

Posted on August 26th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Jay Levine, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center On the eve of one of NASA’s major space science milestones – the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the red planet – retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle recalled several earlier..
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