Bruce C. Murray, RIP

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Former JPL Director Bruce C. Murray died on August 29. Murray was at the helm of JPL from 1976 to 1982, during a very busy time for planetary exploration – when the Viking spacecraft landed on Mars, and Voyager 1 and 2 were launched and flew by Jupiter and Saturn.

Flying’s 51 Heroes of Aviation

Of course it’s impossible to narrow it down to just 51. Who would you add or subtract from the list?

Photo of the week

Incredible photograph of the Perseid meteor shower

Incredible photograph of the Perseids meteor shower

Courtesy of Peter Greig

Two legends fly west

RIP Gordon Fullerton

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RIP Paul Poberezny

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Fly with Sean Tucker

Fly with Sean Tucker

An unusual view of a rocket launch

An airline pilot flying over an undercast photographed a rocket climbing through above the clouds.

CH-53E training exercise

Matt Ottosen has some outstanding photography of US Marine Corps CH-53E training at Southwest Aviation Review.

1/3 scale manned flying replica of a B-17

Jack Bally is building a 1/3 scale manned flying replica of the B-17. This certainly must rank as one of the most unusual homebuilt aircraft ever.

h/t to Mitchell Baxter

Photo of the week

Larry Meyer took a fine image of a restored B-25J Mitchell.

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