All posts tagged 'Shuttle'

Tom McMurtry, Renowned Former NASA Pilot

Posted on January 9th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Thomas C. McMurtry was respected by peers, admired for his piloting skills and appreciated for his mentoring by many who knew him. The retired NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center research pilot died Jan. 3. He was 79. He is known for his exploits behind the stick of such aircraft as..
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“Journey To Space” IMAX movie coming in February 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

When the last shuttle landed in 2011, it was actually the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight, with new mission preparations by NASA and the international space community which will take astronauts beyond low earth orbit back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars within a generation...
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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 Moves to Final Home

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies..
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Buran – The Soviet Space Shuttle

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Article courtesy of the Molniya Research Industrial Corporation The BURAN (“Snowstorm” in Russian) orbiter was the first Soviet reusable manned space vehicle, capable of descending from an orbit and landing at an airdrome. The BURAN was our first vehicle capable not only to put payloads into space, but also to..
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Chasing Atlantis, An Upcoming Film about the Shuttle’s Legacy

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Chasing Atlantis is a documentary film project exploring the pursuit of a dream. For over the 30 years the Space Shuttle has served as a symbol of collective exploration and international cooperation. The end of an era in human space flight approaches in July with the retirement of the space..
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