An English Electric Lightning in afterburner ignition. The Electric Lightning, noted for its great speed, is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. It was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise.
Guion "Guy" Bluford - NASA Astronaut was the first African American in space for the STS-8 mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger on August 30, 1983. In 1977 he applied to NASA to become an astronaut. A year later, he was selected for the program, along with two other African-Americans, Fred Gregory and Ronald McNair. Graudate of Penn State in 1964 in Aerospace Engineering and PHD from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
10.10.13 - The world's most beautiful wastewater treatment plant - Several of these living eco machines are sited around the country, including this one at the Omega Institute in New York. The building that houses the plant is certified a "Living Building." See more at http://www.pinterest.com/carolbrighton/eco-engineering/ and http://www.pinterest.com/carolbrighton/living-building-challenge/