1958: The Saunders Roe aviation company builds the SR-N1 also known as the Saunders Roe Nautical One. 1959: American scientist W. Bertelsen develops his prototype the Aeromobile 35-B. Demonstration of the Saunders Roe Nautical One at the Isle of Wight. July 25: First SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel between Calais - France and Dover - United Kingdom. December: The Duke of Edinburgh damages the SR-N1 during a test flight.
11 turned off 8:40 Norad notified of Flt. 11 hijacking by FAA 8:45 Flt. 11 crashes into WTC 1 8:46 Transponder of Flt. 175 turned off 8:46 NORAD orders 2 F-15's to scramble from Otis Air National Guard Base 8:52 F-15 fighters take off from Otis ANG Base (153 miles from WTC) 8:56 Transponder of Flt. 77 turned off 9:02 Flt.
Winglets When the first airplanes were built, there were many different wing designs. At first, planes had two levels of wings. They called these planes “bi-planes” which was the first type of plane invented. But in the early days of aviation, winglets were not very common. In 1907, the Wright Brothers came up with the winglets concept but called them “blinkers”.
The couple, Mr. And Mrs. Dan Wilmot reported that the shape was moving northwest at a high speed. On July 3, Steve Mackenzie is called to White Sands radar station where he watches displays as a shape, identical to the shape the Wilmot’s reported, flashes through the New Mexico skies. These strange events are strong circumstantial evidence of UFO activity near the alleged crash sight (Corso, 1997). On July 2, 1947, outside Roswell New Mexico, Mac Brazil, the foreman on a local ranch was heading to a range shack for the night.
The USA then went onto create the first B-52 long-range bombers. These where able to fly 6,000 miles and deliver a nuclear payload. Such a development required massive financial backing from the goverment, something which America could afford to do and Russia could not. These also show that America was ahead in the arms race as the USSR where unable to transport nuclear weapons to anywhere near the distance that the Americans where able to do causing the USSR to become even more secure. On the otherhand it could be argued that it was the Russians who where ahead in the arms race with things such as the USSR's first Hydrogen bomb test in August of 1953.
The RAF Night Bombing Campaign (1939- 1945) * The Royal Air Force’s battle against Germany started in September of 1939 and finished in May of 1945. * During that period of time, there hardly was a day without bombing. * A lot of the attacks that the British Air Force tried, weren’t successful because most of the planes would get turned back from the weather and some being shot down by German’s air defence. * Daylight raids went on until December 18th 1939, when half of Wellingtons that were sent, were lost in a raid. * After that period of time, Twin-engined, slow “Whitley” bombers were introduced.
His manuscript included the equation now named for the scientist. Tsiolkovsky's formula provides the mathematical relationship between the changing mass of a rocket as it burns through fuel, the velocity of the exhaust gases, and the final speed of the rocket. It is considered a foundation of astronautics. But though Tsiolkovsky was the first to delve into such complex problems, his role as a provincial schoolteacher, combined with the shutdown of the magazine, meant that very few copies of his research left Russia. In the 1920s, German scientist Hermann Oberthand American physicist Robert Goddard were independently
These missiles were known as the intercontinental ballistic missile, otherwise known as the ICBM. The Americans started working on this technology in 1946. Due to lack of funding, the program had only gotten as far as partially testing their version of an ICBM, the MX-774, before the program was terminated in 1948. The program was restarted in 1951 and the Americans started retesting the MX-774 and developed another ICBM missile as well called the B-65, which will later be named the Atlas missile. The Soviet Union started working on the ICBM program in 1953 under the leadership of a well known scientist and rocket developer, Sergey Korlyov.
The Challenger Disaster “Sometimes, when we reach for the stars, we fall short. But we must pick ourselves up again and press on despite the pain,” said President Ronald Reagan on January 28, 1986 as he spoke of the Challenger’s tragic event. STS 51-L was in the beginning stage of the United States’ space shuttle program. The space shuttle Challenger exploded after seventy-three seconds of glory and fame. It involved the death of seven crewmembers including the first civilian (Teacher-in-Space) chosen to go into space and it also destroyed the orbiter’s satellite cargo.
Zach W. Wilkes Honors English III Mrs. Clemmons 27 November 2012 3nD1ezZxH0r150nzXxX420 – Why we should continue to fund Space Exploration. How many of you remember what happened on February 1st, 2003? Let’s talk about what happened that day. Just after space shuttle Columbia began its journey into space the shuttle’s left wing was damaged by a piece of foam insulation that broke off from the external fuel tank. The resulting damage proved fatal during Columbia’s reentry through the earth’s atmosphere, where friction can produce temperatures of up to 3000 degrees.