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Felix Baumgartner (43) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres =128,000-ft. (Cruising alt. for jet 35,000 ft), reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kilometres per hour, or Mach 1.24, on October 14, 2012. INCREDIBLE photo by redbullstratos
Endeavour at Edwards AFB After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the shuttle Endeavour was parked at NASA-Dryden for employees and their families to get up close to the retired orbiter and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II/Spaceflight Now
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C on display at the Udvar-Hazy Ctr in VA. Russia's first truly modern 2nd-generation jet fighter, the MiG-21 has a unique "tailed delta" configuration with a very thin delta wing which gave the aircraft maneuverability, high speed, good medium-altitude performance, and adequate takeoff and landing characteristics. The U.S. Air Force donated this MiG-21 to the Museum in 1990.
Headed to Europe? This infographic will make planning your flight a lot easier! Great info on destinations (which airport flies the most), amenities (who charges for Wifi or gives it away free), how far each airport is from the city center and how the prices vary in the duty free shops from airport to airport. Very useful #travel info!
Jerri Cobb, one of the 'Mercury 13'. A record breaking pilot, Cobb was denied entry to the NASA Space Program along with other women at the time. NASA requirements for entry into the early astronaut program were that a pilot be a military test pilot, but women were barred from joining Air Force training schools. en.wikipedia.org/...
A B-25 Mitchell from the 405th Bomb Squadron "Green Dragons", 38th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force doing some low-level 'skip' bombing. The bombers would come in over a target low and fast, dropping their bombs with delay fuses a distance from the target and it would skip across the water into the side of the ship.