youlikeairplanestoo: Doing air-to-air with a Spitfire and a Mustang ain’t the worst way to spend a day! Photo by Anette Holmberg. Used with permission.

November 6, 2013
June 1, 2011 El AL
February 28, 2015 rocketman-inc: F14

thedemon-hauntedworld: The Spider and The Fly Bright clusters and nebulae abound in the ancient northern constellation of Auriga. The region includes the open star cluster M38, emission nebula IC 410 with Tadpoles, Auriga’s own Flaming Star Nebula IC 405, and this interesting pair IC 417 (lower right) and NGC 1931. An imaginative eye toward the expansive IC 417 and diminutive NGC 1931 suggests a cosmic spider and fly. About 10,000 light-years distant, both represent young, open star clusters fo...

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#sgairshow This @superjetintl operated by @sky_aviation brings comfort to a greater level. You don’t feel claustrophobic on this aircraft the moment you board, and the lavatory is really comfortable to be in, I swear. @superjet_international (at Changi Exhibition Centre)

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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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June 26, 2013 Boeing 757. 
May 1, 2014
January 29, 2013  
July 26, 2011 By: United
October 8, 2012 By: Ireland Aviation
May 8, 2013

popmech: Will robots take over for top gun? PM’s in-depth look at the dogfight over the Navy’s next warplane, and whether robots or human pilots will dominate the future.

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September 19, 2013 The triple seven

spacetravelco: Daily reminder that we have a spacecraft orbiting Saturn—over one billion miles (1.636×9 km) away—and it transmits photos like these to us regularly. Thank you, Cassini–Huygens!

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April 23, 2014

just–history: Flight Lieutenant George Aird AFC, a test pilot with the De Havilland Aircraft Company, ejecting from an English Electric Lightning P1B XG 332 on 13 September 1962. [1024x1203]

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February 21, 2014 By Alberto Reyes
July 19, 2017 Witchs Head Nebula js
December 5, 2011 Night Flight

#latergram From Tehran we come, on a Mahan Air Airbus A310-300. (at Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

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October 13, 2013 By Alberto Reyes
May 23, 2011 At JFK

Tuesday night (September 23rd, 2014), the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully put their Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in orbit around the Red Planet. With this mission, India became the first nation to successfully put a spacecraft into Mars orbit on the first attempt. Congratulations and welcome to Mars! More information about the mission: http://ow.ly/BSXTg Follow @isro and @MarsOrbiter on Twitter for MOM updates!

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If you all remember Air France Flight 447, which crashed just off the Brazilian border in the Atlantic Ocean, this is the aircraft, F-GZCP, that was involved in the accident! May all those who perished on board have a wonderful time in heaven! My condolences go out to the victims families! What a horrible end for this aircraft! :(

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June 23, 2013

An interacting colossus This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. From tip to tip, NGC 6872 measures over 500 000 light-years across, making it the second largest spiral g...

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APOD retrospective: Sun with solar flare  This week the Sun gave up its strongest solar flare so far in 2013, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME) headed toward planet Earth. A false-color composite image in extreme ultraviolet light from the Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the moment, recorded on April 11 at 0711 UTC. The flash, a moderate, M6.5 class flare erupting from active region AR 11719, is near the center of the solar disk. Other active regions, areas of intense magnetic fi...

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May 31, 2013

belowwing: Here’s another of my personal favorites. Took this picture myself. Buffalo Airways CL-215 waterbomber on the ramp at YZF. If you have ever seen Talespin, that plane reminds me of their plane.

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