Category: aviation

Test pilot Joe Engle next to an X-15 rocket pl…

Test pilot Joe Engle next to an X-15 rocket plane.

(NASA History Office)

August 8, 1936: The airship Hindenburg floats …

August 8, 1936: The airship Hindenburg floats past the Empire State Building in New York.

News from June 11, 1941 in Borger Daily Herald…

News from June 11, 1941 in Borger Daily Herald, Borger, Texas: “Soldiers of the 15th Infantry from Ft. Lewis, Washington, bayonets fixed, slowly advance against pickets blocking main gate of North American Aviation, Inc., plant at Inglewood, Calif.” Read the original article here or learn more here and here.

(University of North Texas)

1986 Boeing concept art for a future airliner …

1986 Boeing concept art for a future airliner powered by propfans, illustrated by Steve LeBailly.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

Astronaut Sally Ride, June 1983. (NASA)

Astronaut Sally Ride, June 1983. (NASA)

Autogyro plane in Burbank, California, 1931.

Autogyro plane in Burbank, California, 1931.

The awesome Convair XFY-1 Pogo, ca. 1954.

The awesome Convair XFY-1 Pogo, ca. 1954.

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtu…

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtus transport plane carrying a future space shuttle.