Aviation & Space Exploration

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  • 20-GAME WINNING STREAK: The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

  • ABORTING THE MISSION: NASA designs four "abort methods" in case the space shuttle has a problem during its ascent, following launch..

  • A DARING ESCAPE: A Swedish judge ensures that Frank is returned to America rather than Italy; using the toilet hatch, Frank escapes from the plane.

  • AIRCRAFT CONTROL: With their knowledge of controlling movement, Wilbur and Orville begin by launching gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

  • AIR SHIPS OF WORLD WAR I: At the start of World War I, few countries can match Germany'sair ships- often calledZeppelins.

  • Alan Shepard - First American in Space: Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

  • ALAN SHEPARD'S FLIGHT: In 1961, Alan Shepard becomes the first American to launch into space.

  • Amelia Earhart - Last Footage Before Disappearance: Did Amelia land at Nikumaroro, a Pacific atoll, when she couldn't find Howland? Why did she lose radio contact? Historic footage from her last flight may reveal the reason why she and Fred Noonan did ...

  • America Attacked: 9/11: Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense of security on September 11, 2001.

  • AMERICANS FLY FOR FRANCE: Young Americans want to fly combat missions for France during WWI; they form the Escadrille Americaine (American Squadron).

  • AN ACCIDENT ROOTED IN HISTORY: Solid rocket boosters used in shuttle launches show a potential O-ring design flaw.

  • AN ORBITING TELESCOPE?: Hubble telescope is a high power space telescope which orbits the Earth.

  • APOLLO 11: The world watches on TV as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take mankind's first steps on the moon.

  • Apollo 11 - Approaching the Moon Despite Warning Alarms: Apollo 11's Lunar landing is a dangerous mission without alarms going off. Getting close to the Moon's surface, the astronauts receive a program warning! What should they do?

  • Apollo 11 - Crew Photo: This is the official portrait of the Apollo 11 crew.

  • APOLLO 13: "Houston, we've had a problem," is how Apollo 13 lets mission control know about serious problems aboard the space capsule. Teamwork on the ground and in space gets the crew safely back.

  • Apollo 13 Accident: During the Apollo 13 accident, the crew used the three modules of their spacecraft in unplanned ways.

  • Apollo 13 - Gene Kranz at Mission Control: Gene Kranz was a key player, among other NASA employees, who helped Apollo 13's flight crew safely return to Earth after a life-threatening situation developed in space.

  • Apollo 13: Houston, We've Got A Problem, Part 2: Some people wondered whether Apollo 13 should have had that number..."13." When a life-threatening situation developed, how did collaboration between teams on the ground and in space save the astronau...

  • A TEEN RUNAWAY: Frank runs away and decides to fake a career as an airline pilot; he is 16 years old.

  • Aviator: For his entire life, Howard Hughes was afraid of germs and their effect on him.

  • A VISIT TO SATURN: NASAs orbiter (Cassini) and ESAs probe (Huygens) provide the world with in-depth information about Saturn.

  • BATAAN and CORREGIDOR: The military retreats to Bataan and General MacArthur moves to Corregidor.

  • Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - Tuskegee Airmen Leader: Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was commander of the 332nd Fighter Group, composed entirely of Tuskegee Airmen. The character of Colonel A.J. Bullard, in theRed Tailsfilm, is based on Davis.

  • Billowing Bug Nebula:

  • BILLY BEANE and PAUL DePODESTA: Billy Beane, the A's general manager, and Paul DePodesta, an A's scout, discovers a method to pick baseball players using limited funds.

  • Black Hawk Down: US military troops enter every battle thinking they will win because of superior technology; this isn't always the case.

  • BLACK HAWK GOING DOWN!: It's October 3, 1993 and a Black Hawk chopper - Super 64 - is flying over Mogadishu. Soon thereafter, the crew tries to recover hurt or dead soldiers. Then Super 64 is also struck by a rocket-propelle...

  • BLACK HAWKS IN SOMALIA: The helicopters sent to Somalia are Black Hawks; they have many uses including carrying troops and weapons.

  • Bubble Nebula:

  • CAN PEOPLE FLY?: The Wright brothers, and other flight pioneers, study how birds fly and use that understanding to design the first gliders.

  • Can the Shuttle Abort a Mission?: This diagram depicts what happens if the Space Shuttle's Orbiter needs to return to the launch site.

  • CARL HANRATTY: Carl Hanratty is the FBI agent in the movie who first catches Abagnale, but he is able to escape.

  • Cassini-Huygens and the Grand Finale: Meet the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, built for a soon-to-end mission to Saturn. Cassini is the orbiter; Huygens is the probe.

  • Cassini-Huygens Orbits Around Saturn: This artist's conception depicts a view of how it may appear as the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft orbits Saturn.

  • Catch Me If You Can: Steven Spielberg reveals Frank Abagnale's life in a movie that includes themes of divorce, loneliness, law breaking and redemption.

  • CAUGHT: The real life Carl Hanratty, Joe Shea, catches Frank, but believes he has a career helping the FBI catch con men just like him.

  • CAUGHT - TEMPORARILY: At the age of 20, the police in France catch Abagnale when an airline attendant sees and reports him.

  • Challenger and the Last Crew: This NASA graphic highlights the Space Shuttle Challenger, her last crew, the patches from her numerous missions and a featured spacewalk.

  • Challenger Disaster: January 28th is the 31st anniversary of Challenger's loss. Christa McAuliffe is selected to be the first teacher to fly in space aboard the Challenger. Planning to teach lessons to American school chi...

  • CHALLENGER'S AFTERMATH: In honor of the astronauts, Challenger Learning Centers provide space and science information.

  • Charles Messier: Charles Messier created a catalog of "objects" in the sky which professional and amateur astronomers still use.

  • Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier: On the 14th of October, 1947, Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager flew an airplane at speeds which reached Mach 1.

  • Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - A.J. Bullard: Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

  • COLORED PICTURES from SPACE: See color pictures from the space telescope.

  • Columbia - DOD - Shuttle Disintegration: On the 1st of February, 2003, two RNAF (Royal Dutch Air Force) pilots were training on a Longbow Apache Helicopter (AH-64) out of Fort Hood, Texas. Practicing maneuvers, the pilots were about 100 fee...

  • COLUMBIA IS LOST: On 1 Feb 2003, the crew dies and parts of Columbia are scattered as the shuttle disintegrates over a large area.

  • COLUMBIA'S CREW: The Columbia carries a well-trained crew of seven when it launches in 2003.

  • COLUMBIA'S HISTORIC FLIGHT: Columbia's first mission, in 1981, proved that a space shuttle could lift-off, travel in space and return to earth.

  • COLUMBIA'S LAST LAUNCH: Columbia's launch appears perfect, but debris strikes the shuttle's left wing.

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