One of the best military aviation videos ever

Less than two weeks until AirVenture 2014

Shoot down of Malaysian Airlines aircraft

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777-200, has been shot down over Ukraine, most likely by an SA-11 missile.

7/24/2014 update: US discloses intelligence on downing of Malaysian jet.

Image credit: Aldo Bidini on Wikipedia

45 years ago today ….

Apollo 11 launched, beginning the greatest expedition of exploration and the greatest technological feat in human history.

Apollo 11 launch.
Image credit: NASA

Ride along on a Space Shuttle SRB

Be sure to watch in HD on a large screen, with the sound turned up.

Fly with the USAF Thunderbirds photographer

Youngest pilot to circumnavigate the world completes his mission

19-year old MIT student Matt Guthmiller has completed his circumnavigation of the Earth in Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

 

Recent launches

Blogger DanSpace77 has some good coverage of recent launches on his blog.

Arianespace Soyuz VS08

OSC Orb-2

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 and OG2

Preflighting for Oshkosh

It’s less than two week until AirVenture! The Avemco blog has some good hints.

Preflighting for Oshkosh, Part 1: Before You Depart

Preflighting for Oshkosh, Part II: Before You Land

Space Launch System

A photorealistic rendering of the Space Launch System, the booster for the American deep space exploration by crewed spacecraft.

A photorealistic rendering of the Space Launch System, the booster for the American deep space exploration by crewed spacecraft. Image credit: NASA

 

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