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Remeber the Crew of Apollo 1, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. Today 51 years ago, they conducted a routine test at the launchpad when a fire spread in the Command Module capsule that killed all three of them.
May they Rest in Peace.
Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin!! Buzz Aldrin is an Ex-NASA Astronaut and had been the second man on the moon. He flew on Gemini 12 as Pilot and conducted an EVA. Later he flew Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong as CDR and Michael Collins as CMP. Aldrin was the LMP. Apollo 11 was the first manned lunar landing and after Neil Armstrong Buzz became the second man on the moon.
So now let's celebrate his 88. birthday and make sure to follow him on Twitter @TheRealBuzz
Today nine years ago, Captain Sullenberger ditched his A320 into the Hudson River after a bird strike that damaged both engines. It was like miracle, all 155 people onboard survived.
Thanks to the abilities and skill of Captain Sullenberger and F/O Skiles, this is one of the most succesful ditchings ever and a true miracle.
Have you already seen the movie "Sully"?
R.I.P. Astronaut John Young.
John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972.
Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to make six space flights over the course of 42 years of active NASA service, and is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle.
In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission, and commanded another Gemini mission the next year. In 1969, he became the first person to orbit the Moon alone during Apollo 10. He drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon's surface during Apollo 16, and is one of only three people to have flown to the Moon twice. He also commanded two Space Shuttle flights, including its first launch in 1981, and served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974–1987. Young retired from NASA in 2004. He died on January 5, 2018.
#nasa #johnyoung #apollo #Gemini #astronaut #spaceshuttle #rip
Happy New Year 2018 everyone!
Picture stolen from @speedbird.concorde
Concorde climbing out in sunset.
Guess the registration, nation and location :) #concorde #sunset #queenofthesky #takeoff #concordesst
On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 - the ﬁrst
manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit.
That evening, the astronauts Commander Frank
Borman (left), Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell (right) and
Lunar Module Pilot William Anders (middle) held a live
broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed
pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their
spacecraft. They ended the broadcast with the crew
taking turns reading from the book of Genesis.
During a broadcast that night, pilot Jim Lovell said
"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes
you realizejust what you have back there on Earth."
After circling the Moon 10 times on Christmas Eve, it
was time to come home. On Christmas morning,
mission control waited anxiously for word that Apollo
8's engine burn to leave lunar orbit had worked. They
soon got conﬁrmation when Lovell radioed, "Roger,
please be informed there is a Santa Claus." The crew
splashed down in the Paciﬁc on December 27. A
lunar landing was still months away, but for the ﬁrst
time ever, humans from Earth had visited the Moon
and returned home safely.
#space #nasa #moon #lunar #christmaseve
#christmas #santaclaus #astronauts #earth
R.I.P. Astronaut Bruce McCandless.
Two days ago, retired astronaut Bruce McCandless passed away. He got fame for the first free floating space walk.
Old but Gold ... 😂
Today 60 years ago, the first living creature was had been shot into an earth orbit. On board of "Sputnik 2" Laika had been launched on Third of November 1957 into the space. Laika died a few hours after launch because of overheating and stress. Laika brought many important Information for Juri Gagarins first Space Flight. May she rest in peace, legend of Space.
R.I.P. Astronaut Paul Weitz.
Today Ex-NASA Astronaut Paul Weitz passed away in age of 85 years. He lived on the first american Space Station "Skylab" and was on command of the first Flight of Space Shuttle "Challenger".
Well yeah, definitively real Concorde formation😂
#concorde #photoshop #queenofthesky #supersonic #concordesst #aviation
My Google Feed likes me and does strange things ... 😂
Lufthansa's beautiful 747-8i
Look what I got!
A painted Concorde departing the airport painted by @victxlia
Going to hang it over my bed :) ~Tagcloud~
#concorde #painting #drawing #queen #queenofthesky
Concorde F-BVFB "Fox Bravo"'s Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Number 3+4 Engine
Photo by @_photobella
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