August 21, 2019 – Astronauts Install Docking Port On ISS During Spacewalk – NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan conduct a spacewalk during which the duo equips the ISS with a second set of hardware to accommodate two simultaneous The Airlock provides astronauts living aboard the space station access to and from space wearing space suits without the need of a docked October 18, 2018 – US Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane Passes 400 Days In Orbit – The US Air Force’s X-37B space plane passes the 400-day mark for its classified mission in orbit. CA. Intel, One Sky, Skyward, T-Mobile, and Wing. March 10, 2016 – NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Celebrates 10 Years of Pioneering Scientific Work – NASA celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which has, to this point, lasted five times Upgrades on the neo include aerodynamic improvements featuring little curved winglets, December 1889 - Publication of Lilienthal’s Book “Vogelflug als Grundlage des Vogelfluges” (or "Bird Flight as the Basis of Aviation") with measurements of drag and lift of wings which are the concept of description of airfoils even today. from its tethers and floats aimlessly over Pennsylvania, downing power lines and cutting off electricity for tens of thousands of residents. Among the jumpers are World War II paratrooper veterans, and others, who jump with World War II souvenirs, some carrying items their grandfathers took into Thomas S. Baldwin accomplishes the first circuit flight in a navigable balloon in Oakland, California. Meanwhile, for the third time over a period of 24 hours, an asteroid flew past the Earth, coming February 27, 2015 – Bombardier CSeries 300 Makes Its First Flight –Bombardier’s CSeries 300 makes its first flight after being delayed a day because of frigid winter weather. The flight operates on a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel. Orion was successfully pressurized to 110 percent of the conditions it will be subjected to in flight, also demonstrating that repairs made to superficial cracks resolution of images from these instruments could be used to identify objects of about 98 feet or larger. December 8, 1903 - Samuel P. Langley s "Aerodrome," piloted by Charles Manley, plunges into the Potomac River on the second launching attempt and is completely wrecked. The veteran skydiver is in freefall for four minutes and 20 seconds before opening March 31, 2014 – NASA Announces New Commercial Spaceflight Initiative – NASA is trying to increase its ties with commercial space companies by proposing a new initiative called the Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities (CCSC), Using the History of Flight PowerPoint and Timeline Worksheets, pupils are introduced to early attempts at flight and the invention of the aeroplane. The experimental X–48C ‘blended wing body’ aircraft recently makes the last of 30 test flights concluding an eight–month program backed by Boeing January 1, 1922 - Underwriter's Laboratories, in Chicago, began registration of American aircraft as a private enterprise for benefit of insurance companies. All 155 people aboard survived, and the safe landing would quickly become known as Nineteen Joint December 31, 2013 – FAA Selects Sites to Conduct UAV Tests – The FAA announces six test sites in six states to guide the future course of UAVs in the U.S. Each of the six test sites pose unique challenges for drone operations, and for missions planned for 2007 and beyond. in Europe and gives it potential leverage over its European workforce. April 13, 2015 – ULA Unveils New Vulcan Rocket Concept – United Launch Alliance (ULA) reveals details about its new Vulcan rocket, which will have reusable engines, which could lower launch prices. March 7, 2015 – Dawn Becomes First Spacecraft to Visit a Dwarf Planet –The Dawn spacecraft enters Ceres’ orbit, making it the first spacecraft ever to visit a dwarf planet. May 16, 2016 – International Space Station Completes Milestone 100,000th Orbit of Earth – Following 17 ½ years in orbit, the International Space Station (ISS) circled the Earth for a milestone-setting 100,000th time on Monday The satellite’s imager will offer three times as many safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheer. July 20, 1976 - Viking 1: First U.S. landing on another planet (Mars). 13–story rocket blasts off at 10:58 a.m. EDT. The prototypes are followed by the B2, representative of the initial production version. in what is the aircraft’s first air show demonstration of its full flight ability. November 30, 2016 – NASA’s Cassini Begins First Ring-Grazing Orbit of Saturn – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft begins the first orbit of a mission to graze Saturn’s main outer rings over the next five months. July 16, 2013 – NASA HS3 Team Deploying UAVs to Track Hurricane Intensity. 55 pounds. The space shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center officially opens on Saturday, 29 June 2013. The group had sued the agency, seeking to overturn its warning, although the FAA responded John J. Montgomery builds a glider, flying it down hill and landing safely. November 2, 2012 – space shuttle Atlantis Moves to KSC Visitor Complex – On Friday, November 2, 2012, space shuttle Atlantis makes its final departure from the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, making August 24, 2018 – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Captures First Images Of Bennu Asteroid – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures its first images of the Bennu asteroid as part of a mission to land on the object, collect small samples This is especially important if conditions become unsafe for a landing and it needs to be waved off. Additionally, the stealth features September 11, 2014 – Curiosity Rover Reaches Base of Mount Sharp – Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson and two cosmonauts safely land back on Earth after spending almost six months at the ISS. History and Physics of Flight In 1944, the first production jet powered aircraft, the ME 262, was introduced into combat by the Germans. F/A-18Fs as part of the Block II Super Hornet program, launched in 2005. The company has orders for 548 A350s, a family of long–range 250–350–passenger widebody airliners with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily from June 12, 1934 - The Air Mail Act of 1934, which includes the provision for the appointment of a Federal Aviation commission, is signed by Resident Roosevelt. The discovery may help prove the The group found that, if in a worst–case scenario the Atlas V rocket was retired because of a lack of engines, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and ULA’s Delta IV would not be able to immediately pick up the launch slack. in space.”. September 7, 1909 - The U.S. Army's first aerodrome established in College Park, Maryland. air-cooled engine in DT-6 torpedo plane at Muchio's Field, New Jersey. So far, reports are that the avionics are all working as hoped. in 2014 that raised concerns about the future of the commercial space industry. New Shepard launch vehicle into suborbital space and subsequently and successfully landed its capsule and spent rocket on Earth, achieving a significant milestone for the burgeoning commercial space industry. October 2, 2019 – UPS Wins FAA Approval for Drone Deliveries Nationwide – UPS announces it is the first to receive approval from the FAA to operate a nationwide fleet of drones. Gordon, a chemist and Navy captain, was part orbital distances where liquid water could be stable on a world’s surface, researchers announce. The pilots say in a statement that while the flight has “cover[ed] nearly half of the journey, setbacks are part of the challenges November 23, 2015 – SpaceX Selected to Launch Astronauts to ISS – SpaceX receives official confirmation from NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that it has been selected to transport astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center to the June 12, 2018 – Unmanned NASA Aircraft Flies Solo For First Time – NASA flies a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase September 4, 2011 – First Time That a Military Aviation Unit Flies on a Biofuel Mix – At the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo in Maryland, the United States Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron uses a 50/50 blend July 3, 2013 – UAV Swarms Expected to Benefit a Variety of Fields. May 5, 2018 – SpaceX’s Reused Dragon Cargo Carrier Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean – An automated SpaceX supply ship parachutes into the Pacific Ocean, bringing more than 3,800 pounds of cargo – including a NASA robot requiring 1909 - Prior to this year, no two aeroplanes of identical design existed in America. Noting that the Fort Worth, Texas campus testing program will have both military and practical applications, a UTARI student is quoted as saying that the UTARI student body wants to use the FAA certificate as well as other opportunities to The first In Science and Technology. Sikorsky will maintain its Stratford, Connecticut, headquarters under the terms of the deal. power that provide it with power during darkness, makes its first flight powered entirely by solar energy, charging its batteries in flight. of conventional jet fuel and a biofuel made from Camelina sativa, the first time an entire military aviation unit flies on a biofuel mix. December 2, 1971 - First soft landing on Mars. January 15, 2014 – Pilots, Passengers Reflect on Anniversary of “Miracle” Landing – Wednesday, January 15, 2014, marks the 5 year anniversary of Capt. 1536 - Denis Bolor in France tries to fly using wings flapped by a spring mechanism. to continually test [UAV delivery] technology in real-world scenarios. December 10, 1911 - Cal Rodgers completes the first transcontinental flight in the Wright EX "Vin Fiz" from Long Island, New York to Pasadena, California. The balloon is propelled by burning a pile of moist wool and old shoes. May 16, 2014 – Delta IV Successfully Launches New GPS Spacecraft – A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launches with its Global Positioning System (GPS) payload. Ryan Denneny Period 3. Wood, Major Harry Wexler, and Lt. Frank Record, flying in a Douglas A-20 "Havoc," successfully carry out the first attempt to fly into the heart of a hurricane to obtain valuable scientific data. A NASA spokesperson verified the discovery was confirmed using information from the Marshall Space Flight Center. It will be technology January 14, 2019 – China Exchanges Data On Lunar Landing With NASA – China exchanges data with NASA regarding its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency says, in what is the OTV–3 May 28, 2010 – Solar Impulse Makes First Flight Powered Entirely by Solar Power – The first Solar Impulse aircraft, HB-SIA, the first solar-powered aircraft with the ability to fly both day and night due to batteries charged by solar C7 Stingray on a closed runway at Wright–Patterson Air Force Base behind the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at speeds of up to 84 miles per hour. The capsule named Cygnus, carrying 1,300 pounds of supplies, is now on its way to the ISS and is scheduled to arrive on Sunday. 12 crew on board. June 22, 2019 – NASA Launches its Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) – NASA launches its Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, a technology demonstration of a small, ultra-precise, mercury-ion atomic clock, placed into Earth's orbit to test 1937 - Tricycle landing gear, used on many midget planes, is practically applied to conventional full-size airplanes this year. October 10, 2018 – US Navy Begins Formal F-35C Testing – The US Navy begins to formally test the operation of an F-35C stealth fighter intended to demonstrate fulfillment of the service’s requirements. The X–48C flew for approximately 30 minutes on most flights, attaining an altitude of about The pair replace the power regulator on the International January 28, 2014 – Challenger Tragedy Remembered – Twenty–eight years ago, on January 28, 1986, NASA and the world watched as space shuttle Challenger and its crew of seven were lost shortly after liftoff in a catastrophic launch Myths and legends of Flight There many legends in greek mythology for example pegasus (a very famous greek beast in mythology). Whitson, America’s most experienced astronaut May 5, 2015 – RMAX UAV Receives FAA Approval to Spray Crops – The FAA announces that a UAV called RMAX, which is large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides, was given approval by the agency last Friday for use in the Each orbit around the Earth takes the ISS 90 minutes, with the ISS completing 16 orbits per day. December 14, 1962 - Mariner 2: First successful planetary flyby (Venus). November 1, 1950 - The U.S. Navy announces development of an automatic pilot for helicopters. History of Flight Orville and Wilbur Wright make first powered, sustained, and controlled flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine. He flew from New York to … However, the rocket’s first launch The San Francisco–Chengdu route is 6,587 miles. August 1929 - Several small solid-propellant rockets were attached to a Junkers-33 seaplane and the first jet-assisted airplane takeoff was recorded. The real drama is exploring this alien, exotic world.”, March 6, 2015 – Dawn Spacecraft Arrives at Ceres Today – Once the spacecraft is in orbit, Ceres will no longer be "the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system," according to the Associated Press. July 1, 1924 - The U.S. Post Office Department opens regular day-and-night air-mail service between New York and San Francisco. University researchers will conduct flights from 11 ranges in Texas that offer access to a wide range of geography and climate. Solar Impulse, a solar–powered, single–seated plane, completes the last leg of its history–making cross–country journey Saturday night, June 2, 2017 – Cosmonaut, Astronaut Return To Earth From ISS – Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet return to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule from the ISS. He jumps from Malmesbury Abbey and alights 125 paces before falling and breaking his legs, 3500 BC - King Etana, Sumerian king, is featured on a coin, flying on an eagle's back, 2500 BC - Auca, an Inca Founder, is described as "winged and could fly", 1000 BC - The Chinese invent kites which carried men to scout troops. March 31, 2017 – Boeing Completes Successful Maiden Flight Of 787-10 – The Boeing Company conducts a successful maiden flight of its 787-10 Dreamliner from its North Charleston, South Carolina assembly plant. These pilots are part of the USAF's new career field, designated 18X within the service's internal categorization, which is designed to train drone operators to fly unmanned aircraft March 1, 2016 – DJI Launches New Autonomous UAV – China–based UAV developer DJI launches its most recent product, the Phantom 4 quadcopter, which uses multiple cameras and software to sense and avoid obstacles automatically. NASA confirms that the spacecraft impacted The company is in the process of selecting partners to develop the autonomous version of the Black Hawk. He adds that its maiden June 24, 1914 - Igor Sikosky sets an unofficial world distance record by flying a 1,590-mile round trip flight from Saint Petersburg to Kiev, Russia in the II'ya Muromets. The F–35C is sent to the base so that aviators can “view it and receive a briefing from the jet’s flight crew and maintainers.”, October 28, 2014 – Lifeguard UAV Set for Mass Production –. and NASA. BP and AeroVironment use a Puma AE UAV to survey Alaskan oil fields in order to November 1, 1958 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was established in the United States, with Elwood R. Quesada as the first administrator. In addition, the Air Force is set to contribute two–thirds of the total investment needed to complete the project by 2019. Musk said there is no reasonable basis 1804 - Sir George Cayley builds and flies the world's first successful model glider. The decision is also backed by the FAA, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the National Transportation Safety Board. The flight, operated by Iran Aseman Airlines, is a two-hour domestic route from Zahedan 1868 - Matthew Boulton obtains a British patent on a design for ailerons as control surfaces. January 5, 1972 - NASA announces the space shuttle program. With the GPM’s expected lifespan, NASA will have an unbroken 25– to 30–year rainfall record could be used to check soil quality and the status of crops. most UAV flights while the FAA crafts regulations for commercial use of the pilotless aircraft. The SR–72 is slated to feature hypersonic missiles and speeds of Mach 6. Space Station’s Expedition 39 crew, as part of a 12–mission contract with NASA. January 6, 2020 – SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites – SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites – bringing the total to 180. To this point, the USN has received 322 one-seat F/A-18Es and 286 two-seat July 1, 1941 - Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to ferry the Lockheed Hudson bomber across the Atlantic . April 4-9, 1983 - STS-6, the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger. July 14, 2017 – Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches 73 Satellites – A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket successfully launches 73 satellites into orbit for four companies. April 30, 2014 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Warns U.S. Could “Use Trampoline” to Access ISS – With more U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, Russia’s deputy prime minister says that the Take a tour through the entire history of aerospace. It’s an exciting time for NASA and our nation.". the end of sea–based testing aboard the USS Nimitz. Wing Loong reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial system at the Singapore Airshow, the drone’s first public appearance in Southeast Asia, according to trade media. Important landmarks and events along the way to the invention of the airplane include an understanding of the dynamic reaction of lifting surfaces (or wings), building absolutely reliable engines that produced sufficient power to propel an airframe, and solving the problem of flight control in three dimensions. March 19, 2007 - The Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial airliner, makes first flights to the United States, with one touching down in New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport and another in California at Los Angeles June, 1959 - Scott Crossfield, with the NASA/DOD hypersonic research program, makes the first unpowered glide flight. December 12, 2018 – China’s Chang’e-4 Spacecraft Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit – China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit following a four-and-half-day flight to the moon. 1966 - Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet" revolutionizes mass air transport. someday be used to land on Mars. November 15, 1942 - The first women ever to be flight trained by the Army Air Forces report for flight training in Texas and take Oath. January 21, 2020 – Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Conducts First Flight For US Navy – The US Navy’s Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey makes its initial flight at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. February 8, 1908 - The U.S. War Department concludes a contract with the Wright Brothers for $25,000 to become the owner of one flying machine. Swarming UAVs could also play a February 4, 2015 – TransAsia Airways ATR 72 Crashes Soon After Takeoff – A TransAsia Airways ATR 72 propjet aircraft with 58 passengers crashes soon after takeoff in Taiwan after it “turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated Rosetta is now on its way to meet up with a comet, which is considered an almost management system designed to coordinate multiple drones flown by different operators. February 25, 2020 – Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 Spacecraft Docks With Intelsat IS-901 Satellite Extending its Service Five More Years – Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 spacecraft travels to and successfully docks with the Intelsat May 20-21, 1932 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. July 18, 2010 – Boeing 787 Dreamliner Makes First International Appearance – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its first international appearance at the Farnborough Airshow, UK. The drone is similar to the X–47B drone being tested by the U.S. Navy. the ocean, never to be used again. November 20, 2015 – Turkey Downs Russian Fighter In Syria; Putin Vows “Serious Consequences” – On Tuesday, 20 November 2015, Turkish fighters patrolling the Syrian border shoot down a Russian aircraft after it purportedly impossible target. altitude of 200 feet, except in restricted airspace and other prohibited areas. rocket capable of carrying 25 metric tons into low Earth orbit, or 14 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit, and is nearly as powerful as ULA’s Delta IV Heavy launcher. Lightfoot said that the mission “will provide an initial demonstration October 22, 1900 - The Wright Brothers make their first glider flight. The data from that attempt was so promising that SpaceX now thinks it can return the booster successfully to land before 2015. Improving on his glider designs, he flies over distances up to 250 meters and shows the world that flying is safe and fun. January 1933 - Orville Wright is awarded the first Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Bolden also suggests that U.S. launches to the ISS could be accelerated with additional funds. about a dozen patients in the Appalachian region. March 7, 1980 - NASA research pilot John Manke tested the Gossamer Albatross to collect data on large lightweight craft . flight tests scheduled to begin on the USS Jason Dunham destroyer. estimated to have cost $15 billion. January, 1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt boarded a Boeing 314 flying boat in Miami, Florida, and became the first chief executive to make a wartime flight while in office. as another mineral – magnetite – that forms in aqueous environments, project scientists announce. the vehicle ready for a journey around the moon and back. Swarms could scan sites rapidly, whereas larger UAVs cannot. Its final flight, STS–135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era upon landing on July 21, 2011. Also, Peggy is the first female commander of the space station. mission aboard the ISS, expected to last a total of 328 days, or nearly 11 months. cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy end their stints aboard the space station. and ground stations. January 29, 2020 – SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink Satellites– After more than a week's delay due to weather, SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with 60 more satellites for the company’s Starlink Internet The A350–1000, will undergo a separate approval process before entering service – Making its first flight, Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket fails to reach space after release from the company’s modified 747 carrier jet over the Pacific Ocean. November 26, 2002 - Commander John B. Herrington becomes the first Native American to walk in space during the mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which launched Nov. 23, 2002. June 20, 2014 – UAVs to be Banned In All National Parks for Now – The National Park Service (NPS) bans drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, including all 401 national parks, citing expectations that unmanned October 10, 2012 – SpaceX Falcon Successfully Docks with ISS – Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s unmanned cargo ship successfully docks with the International Space Station during the first regular cargo mission in This interactive timeline shows the amazing history of human flight, from 1783 to innovations of the 20th century. November 21, 1921 - Wesley May steps from the wing of his Lincoln Standard biplane to the wing of a Curtiss JN-4, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, and completes the first, technical "mid-air refuelling" flying over Long Beach, a 10–mile journey from the assembly building to its new display site at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Bombardier Business Aircraft President Eric Martel says the Antigua Realty in Tucson, Arizona, to photograph properties for sale, January 7, 2015 – Small UAV Market To Exceed $8 Billion by 2019 – According to. SLS Program Manager Todd May says, “Critical design review represents a major commitment by the agency to human exploration...and through these reviews, we ensure the SLS design is on track to being a safe, sustainable The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launches the humanoid “Kirobo” This allowed the plane to fly up to 20,000 feet, avoiding turbulence. NASA’s history of X–planes includes projects such as the supersonic Bell X–1 and the hypersonic North American X–15. October 9, 1890 - Clément Ader flies a steam-powered, bat-winged monoplane, which he names the Eole, a distance of 50 m (160 feet) near Paris. Once constructed, the Space Fence should be able to detect debris as small as the size of a baseball, as compared to the current system At the same news conference, Musk also says that the Falcon 9 first stage successfully made a soft landing although the weather and The NFL’s petition is approved under a section of federal law that allows the Transportation Department to waive requirements for FAA approval for drone flights that are operated A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker. in a statement that “the U.S. Air Force decision to make the 15 F-35As...combat ready sends a simple and powerful message to America’s friends and foes alike – the F-35 can do its mission.”. Councilman Daniel Garodnick has introduced a measure that would only allow law enforcement to operate UAVs. Blog. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou VI capsule and two taikonauts, Fei Junlong and Nie Haishen, blasted off from a remote base in China's northwest. network. $93 billion over that same period. May 24, 2001 - Polly Vacher touches down in Birmingham, England and becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the globe in a small plane via a Pacific Ocean route that took her to Australia. December 31, 1968 - The Tu-144, the first Soviet Super Sonic Transport, flew. April 26, 2017 – US Test-Fires Minuteman III From Vandenberg AFB – The US Air Force test-fires a Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A. Cassada and Victor J. Glover, both lieutenant commanders in the U.S. Navy; Tyler N. "Nick" Hague, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force; Christina M. Hammock; Nicole Aunapu Mann, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps; Anne C. McClain and an hour. "The Miracle on the Hudson.". May 31-June 9, 1928 - Southern Cross: First trans-Pacific flight, from Oakland, California to Brisbane, Australia, by Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm. October 15, 2012 – Cassini Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary – NASA's Cassini spacecraft celebrates 15 years of uninterrupted drive time. ground control station. nationwide. The company said that unmanned Black Hawks could be used for resupply missions and expeditionary operations, allowing crews to conduct more sensitive operations. August 29, 2016 – CNN Receives FAA Approval To Fly Over People – CNN announces that it has been granted a waiver by the FAA to fly UAVs over people within the United States, becoming the first organization to be granted such a waiver. its users. The AP notes that the flight number of the aircraft, 1939, was assigned for the founding year of the carrier. A three–judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a “cease June 26, 2019 – AIAA Hosts Educational Event Honoring Apollo Anniversary – NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California partners with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to host an. serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo,” Virgin Galactic tweeted Friday, October 30, 2014. required to slim down its code-sharing agreement with American Airlines. Andrew R. Morgan, both majors in the U.S. Army; and Jessica U. Meir. instruments are active and collecting data. about 110,000 ft. A NASA statement says that the To help increase the options at the ISS, NASA, June 28-29, 1927 - Bird of Paradise: The first transoceanic flight -- from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii -- by Albert Hegenberger and Lester Maitland. December 1, 1935 - The first airway traffic control center went into operation at Newark, New Jersey. 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