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
Did you miss our recent open house commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Bell X-1 breaking the sound barrier? We weren't the only ones
Fifty years ago today, the NASA Mariner V spacecraft flew by Venus, propelled there by a Bell Agena rocket engine built in Niagara Falls. In fact,
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Sixty years ago today the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik, clearly proving the U.S. was behind in the Space Race. But a
Nice article about the first flight of the first US jet fighter, the Bell XP-59A Airacomet. See the story at the excellent This Day in Aviation
via Niagara Aerospace Museum's Facebook Page.