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retrowar: Students lift a 21,000 pound decommissioned A-6E Intruder Navy plane during a Crash Damage or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) training course at Volk Field Air National Guard base on May 23. In the simulation, the aircraft was found upside down and students must rig the aircraft and conduct a complex lift and roll maneuver. During the procedure, the appointed team chief, who is also a student in the class, coordinates the task with the two crane operators.

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July 12, 2013

The Comet and the Star Cluster : Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in 2000, underwent a 100-fold outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from Earth late last month. The comet was captured here last week at about magnitude 6 just bright enough to be seen by the unaided eye passing in front of the distant globular star cluster M14. Comet 252/P LINEAR is one of a rare group of comets that vacillate between the Earth and Jupiter every 5 yea...

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#nasa, #space, #astronomy

lemon-heart: #花金gold #boeing #boeing777 #b777 #japanairlines #oneworld #instagramaviation #boeinglovers #sunset #takeoff #oka #okinawa

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September 9, 2013 The thrust levers
April 27, 2013
December 17, 2011 By: Iberia

b787: A special one for my friend www.cassiemoll.tumblr.com because it’s his favorite airplane. By http://b787.tumblr.com/

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September 7, 2012

A dwarf galaxy ravaged by grand design The subject of this new Hubble image is NGC 5474, a dwarf galaxy located 21 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This beautiful image was taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The term “dwarf galaxy” may sound diminutive, but don’t let that fool you — NGC 5474 contains several billion stars! However, when compared to the Milky Way with its hundreds of billions of stars, NGC 5...

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#space, #astronomy, #ngc_5474, #galaxy

August 3, 2014 ☽ Space Blog ☾

Reaching for stars Reaching for stars. The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the dark and transparent sky of Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile. Image credit & copyright: Babak A. Tafreshi

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#night_sky, #astrophoto, #stars, #milky_way

August 14, 2012

Beautiful shot taken on August 31st 2014 by cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev while he was on the ISS for Expedition 40. Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev

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#photography, #beautiful, #cosmonaut, #rocosmos, #oleg_artemyev, #expedition_40, #iss, #international_space_station, #space, #astronaut, #window

Chris Hadfield: “Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection.” Source : Chris Hadfield’s Twitter

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#chris_hadfield, #selfie, #photography, #astronaut, #space, #spacewalk, #space_suit, #international_space_station, #iss, #nasa, #canadian_space_agency

Glittery night As seen on the National Geographic News stargazers observe the night sky reflected in Lake Erken, 70 kilometers northeast of Stockholm, Sweden. The Andromeda galaxy is visible on the left.  Image credit & copyright: P-M Heden

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#astrophoto, #night_sky, #lake_erken, #stockholm, #sweden, #andromeda_galaxy

April 16, 2014

This former Cathay Pacific Lockheed L-1011-385-1 Tristar has been turned into a Coffee Shop after its retirement in 1995!

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#cathay, #cathay_pacific_airways, #cathay_pacific, #lockheed, #lockheed_l_1011, #lockheed_l_1011_tristar, #l_1011, #l_1011_tristar, #aviation

zainisaari: HOW WE TALKU.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Dust Devils of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., conducts an interoperability test event with a Navy F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft over the Edwards Air Force Base test range

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May 8, 2013
February 1, 2012 By: Swiss

Ground stop for @airbus A350-900 MSN 2 F-WWCF at #sgairshow. #singaporeairshow #spottedatsgairshow #avgeek #aviation #airplane #aircraft #aerosexual #aeroplane #aerospace #plane #planeporn #igaviation #instaaviation #instagramaviation #instaplane #Airbus #airbuslovers #a350xwb #a350lovers #sgvsco #vscosg #vscosingapore #vscocamsg #vscocamsingapore (at Changi Exhibition Centre)

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Centaurus A “Only 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy also known as NGC 5128, is featured in this sharp telescopic view. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. Near the galaxy’s center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central bl...

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#elliptical_galaxy, #ngc_5128, #centaurus_a, #cosmic_collision, #black_hole, #active_galaxy, #astronomy, #space, #astrophotography, #star_clusters, #stars, #mine

‘Ghost Light’ from dead galaxies photographed by the Hubble telescope Credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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#ghost, #light, #stars, #galaxy, #photography, #hubble_telescope, #nasa, #space

aatheplanespotter: Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343E (B-LAK) Holding short of RWY06 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL)

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traverse-our-universe: Supernova Remnant 0509-68.7 [N103B] The remnant is the small, reddish dust cloud in the upper right corner. It lies 160,000 light years from Earth, in a galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud. The mass of stars in the lower left corner is part of the star cluster NGC 1850. (NASA.gov)

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May 9, 2014 XB-70
May 17, 2014

poesiabarbara: bobbycaputo: Surreal Photos of A Frozen Venice Art director Robert Jahns has created a series of surrealistic photos of Venice by combining photos of Italy by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando with photos of frozen lakes in Russia by Daniel Kordan. Robert Jahns wanted to show how the Venice Canal would look like if it was frozen by the winter. :O

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May 8, 2014

zainisaari: Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16The Royal Netherlands Air Force purchased a total of 213 F-16A/B aircraft.but force reductions saw the fleet reduced to 68 aircraft, all of them upgraded to MLU standard.

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This PIA Boeing 777-200ER is blowing major dirt off the runway! This is why we should be thankful for having the GE90-110B/115B engines invented! Because 1, they are very powerful and fuel efficent, and 2, they are very attractive!

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#boeing, #boeing_777, #boeing_777_200, #boeing_777_200er, #b777, #b772, #aviation, #ge, #general_electric, #ge90, #ge90_110b

August 8, 2013 F-35 Lightning II. 
September 9, 2012

Unique clouds in the Milky Way - Diffuse nebulae LBN552 and LDN1228 surround a small orange reflection nebula, Cohen 129 js

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#space, #astronomy