20th SOS CV-22B in action in Afghanistan

An impressive video.

Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force

An inspiring video: In Celebration of 100 Flying Adventures

Photo of the week

Photo of the week

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing sits on the flightline after a rain storm May 7, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Complete MQ-4C Triton’s First Flight

It’s been a busy month for Northrop Grumman and the US Navy in the area of unmanned aircraft flight test. On May 22, the MQ-4C had it’s first flight.

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Northrop Grumman photo by Bob Brown

 

Photo of the week

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity used its front left Hazard-Avoidance Camera for this image of the rover’s arm over the drilling target “Cumberland” during the 275th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (May 15, 2013). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

First catapult launch of the X-47B from aircraft carrier

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) off the coast of Virginia on May 14. The Northrop Grumman vehicle landed at NAS Patuxent River.

Image credit: Alan Radecki, Northrop Grumman

Image credit: Alan Radecki, Northrop Grumman

ISS Expedition 35 crew lands

Space station Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn undocked their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from the space station at 7:08 p.m. EDT. They landed southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, about 10:31 p.m. (8:31 a.m. May 14, Kazakh time).

Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn traveled almost 62 million miles while completing 2,336 orbits of Earth. The trio arrived at the station Decebmer 21, 2012 and spent 146 days in space, 144 of which were aboard the station.

Skywriting humor

Don’t try this at home

F-35 departure testing