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16th October 2014

Photo reblogged from F&O FABFORGOTTENNOBILITY with 1,113 notes

Tagged: aeromilitaryhistory

16th October 2014

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The last launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, as photographed by Dan Winters, an award-winning photographer based in Austin, Los Angeles.
Last Launch is a book by Dan Winters which is a beautiful compilation of photos of the final days of the Shuttle Program.

dequalized:

The last launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, as photographed by Dan Winters, an award-winning photographer based in Austin, Los Angeles.

Last Launch is a book by Dan Winters which is a beautiful compilation of photos of the final days of the Shuttle Program.

Tagged: spaceNASAspace shuttlehistory

Source: TIME

9th October 2014

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annettebamf:

The Glamorous Glen, recorded to have reached the highest altitude of 71,900 ft and speed of 957 mph than any other plane. The first man to ever have flown faster than the speed of sound? Chuck Yaeger.

annettebamf:

The Glamorous Glen, recorded to have reached the highest altitude of 71,900 ft and speed of 957 mph than any other plane. The first man to ever have flown faster than the speed of sound? Chuck Yaeger.

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Tagged: technologyspacehistory

5th October 2014

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booksnbuildings:

Otto Schmalz (German, 1861-1909), Design for a royal summer residence (1886)

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Tagged: architectureartdesignhistory

2nd October 2014

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Tagged: spacehistoryportraits

Source: futurnow

1st October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Fidelis Ad Mortem with 332 notes

crookedindifference:

Congressional Space Medal of Honor

Astronaut Neil Armstrong received the first Congressional Space Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter, assisted by Captain Robert Peterson. Armstrong, one of six astronauts to be presented the medal during ceremonies held in the Vehicle Assembly Building, was awarded for his performance during the Gemini 8 mission and the Apollo 11 mission when he became the first human to set foot upon the moon.

October 1, 1978, was the first time this medal was awarded.  Other recipients on that inaugural date:  Alan Shepard, first American in space (Mercury-Redstone 3); Gus Grissom, commander of the first manned Gemini mission and lost in the Apollo 1 fire; John Glenn, first American in orbit (Mercury-Atlas 6); Frank Borman, commander of first lunar orbit (Apollo 8); and Pete Conrad, first commander of Skylab.

Tagged: spacehistory

Source: crookedindifference

29th September 2014

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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The French battleship Vauban, launched in 1882.
(USNHC)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The French battleship Vauban, launched in 1882.

(USNHC)

Tagged: marinerhistorymilitary

Source: georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov

25th September 2014

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halftheskymovement:

On this day, Mae Jemison became the African-American woman in space! Mae always assumed she would go into space. “I wanted to explore because it was so mysterious,” she says. But as she watched shuttle launches and moon landings, she was disappointed to see a lack of female astronauts. After serving as a Peace corps medical officer in Liberia and Sierra Leone, she applied to be an astronaut. She was aboard space shuttle Endeavour on NASA’s 50th mission. When the shuttle launched on September 12, “I remember having this huge grin on my face,” Mae remembers. 
Learn more via Makers.

halftheskymovement:

On this day, Mae Jemison became the African-American woman in space! Mae always assumed she would go into space. “I wanted to explore because it was so mysterious,” she says. But as she watched shuttle launches and moon landings, she was disappointed to see a lack of female astronauts. After serving as a Peace corps medical officer in Liberia and Sierra Leone, she applied to be an astronaut. She was aboard space shuttle Endeavour on NASA’s 50th mission. When the shuttle launched on September 12, “I remember having this huge grin on my face,” Mae remembers. 

Learn more via Makers.

Tagged: spacehistoryNASA