A 4-year old girl takes her first aerobatic flight, and giggles with glee

Have fun with young Lea.

Stunning World War II color photography

This photos look like they were taken yesterday.

The Oshkosh gallery of Crosswind Images

Jay Beckman of Crosswind Images brings his formidable photography talent to aviation’s premier event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

Pluto flyby – the back stories

The people of Pluto

The “Apollo 13″ moment of New Horizons

Next stop – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

Oshkosh, here we come!

New Horizons flyby of Pluto

New Horizons successfully flew by Pluto today, making its closest approach this morning. Interestingly, this milestone happened exactly 50 years to the day after Mariner 4’s historic first fly-by of Mars.

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False color images of Puto and Charon.

False color images of Puto and Charon.

The stunning photography of Adam Senatori

Adam Senatori has produced an outstanding portfolio of aerial landscape photography and aviation photography. Check out his website.

Less than 2 days to Pluto close approach

Imagine a trip in time to tell your great-grandparents this:

“There’s a world 12,000 times as far away from Earth as our moon, that you don’t know exists. On this world, our Sun looks like a bright star, and it’s so cold there that everything there is ice.

We built a machine to visit this world. It rose on a pillar of fire and became the fastest human-built object ever. It’s powered by the decay of the most elemental particles of matter. Here is a photograph that planet, which thismachine has taken and is sending back through space. I am viewing that planet on a little box that I put in my pocket.”

1 day, 18 hours, 54 minutes to Pluto close approach.

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Two Dead In F-16-Cessna Collision

An F-16 collided with a Cessna 150 over South Carolina. The pilot of the Cessna, Joseph Johnson, and his passenger, Michael Johnson were killed. The pilot of the F-16, Major Aaron Johnson, ejected shortly after the collison and was uninjured.

Rosetta in intermittent contact with Philae comet lander

The Rosetta spacecraft regained communications with the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on June 13, 2015. Communications has been interittent, and the most recent communications was on July 9. Rosetta continues to take photos and other measures of the comet, as it approaches perihelion.

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 85.7 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015. Image credit: European Space Agency

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 85.7 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.
Image credit: European Space Agency

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