Category: aviation

The peppy intro to NASA’s 1968 “Aeronautics and Space Report.” It’ll put a spring in your step.

The peppy intro to NASA’s 1968 “Aeronautics and Space Report.” It’ll put a spring in your step.

Spotted in a C-130 Hercules at NASA’s Wallops Flight Center, 1/14/2020. Too many buttons, wires, and lights for me. Don’t get me wrong: it’s awesome. But I am not qualified.

Inside the hangar during my NASA Social adventure at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. What you see here is a NASA P-3B, basically a flying laboratory packed with microphysics probes and assorted doodads, ready to chase snowstorms for the agency’s IMPACTS mission.

Inside the hangar during my tour of @nasa‘s Wallops Flight Facility. It’s big! I was there to get the lowdown on the IMPACTS 2020 airborne research mission to study the inner mechanisms of snowstorms.

NASA Super Guppy unloading the Orion Spacecraft, November 2019.

(USAF)

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot gets some help from “physiology technicians” of the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2019. (dvids)

A Bell X-2 skids to a landing at Edwards Air Force Base, April 22, 1952.

The view from from a NASA ER-2 research plane over the Sonoran Desert coastline, March 13, 2017.

(NOAA/NASA)

Technician David Johnson rewires the front end of a NASA ER-2 high-altitude research plane at @nasa’s Armstrong Research Center, June 2018. Photo by Lauren Hughes.