The escape tower, Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft and third stage are moved for assembly to the first and second stages Monday, March 23, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the crew of Expedition 19 and a spaceflight participant on March 26, 2009.
December 17, 2013 marks the 110th anniversary of the world's first powered flight by the Wright Brothers in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The Wright Experience tested a reproduction of the successful Wright Flyer in NASA Langley's historic Full Scale Tunnel in 2003.
Gorgeous Black-and-White Photos of Vintage NASA Facilities
NASA's 1st wind tunnel, located at Langley Field in Hampton, VA, was an open-circuit wind tunnel completed in 1920. Essentially a replica of the ten-year-old tunnel at the British National Physical Laboratory, it was a low-speed facility which involved the one-twentieth-scale models.