NASA's latest mission to Mars, InSight, is scheduled for launch Saturday, May 5th. The second stage of the Atlas V launch vehicle is steered by
March 26th marks the 78th anniversary of the first flight of the Curtiss C-46 Commando, at the time the largest twin engine aircraft in the world.
March 12th marked 110 years since the first flight of the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) "Red Wing" on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY. Glenn
In May of 1945, the Soviet Union received a single Curtiss C-46 Commando for evaluation as part of the Lend-Lease program. Though the aircraft (No.
January 25, 1946, Bell test pilot Jack Woolams makes the first of ten glide flights in the Bell X-1 at Pinecastle Army Airfield, Florida. Woolams was
Congratulations to John W. Williams, Bell Helicopter Test Pilot and Instructor who was recently selected as the Helicopter Flight Instructor of the
12 December 1953: On its tenth flight, U.S. Air Force test pilot Major Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1A rocket plane to Mach 2.44 (1,621 miles per
November 18, 1955, Major Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest made the first flight in the Bell X-2 rocket plane. It was dropped from the B-29-derived EB-50.
On 6 November 1958: NASA Research Test Pilot John B. (Jack) McKay made the final flight of the X-1 rocketplane program, which had begun twelve years