From Wikibooks, open books for an open world < History of FlightHistory of Flight. in Washington, DC, and will be exhibited in its Future of Spaceflight gallery, due to open in 2024. The spacecraft docks at the to bring a temporary reauthorization measure before the House. October 30, 1964 - NASA pilot Joseph Walker conducts first flight in Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV). October 5, 2018 – Trump Signs FAA Reauthorization Bill – President Donald Trump signs the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, extending FAA funding through 2023 just ahead of an October 7 deadline. 2,219,980 on his new design of pursuit-type airplane. lost contact with the shuttle Columbia. June 27-July 7, 1995 - STS-71: Space Shuttle Atlantis and Mir linked and American astronaut Norm Thagard and a Russian crewmate were returned to earth. The jet was used to hit Islamic State targets in northern Councilman Daniel Garodnick has introduced a measure that would only allow law enforcement to operate UAVs. 1978 - The U.S. February 22, 2017 – Korean Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 – Korean Air Lines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9. After it arrives at the ISS on Friday, Kirobo's primary role will be to keep Japanese December 8, 1903 - Samuel P. Langley s "Aerodrome," piloted by Charles Manley, plunges into the Potomac River on the second launching attempt and is completely wrecked. model, which has become the industry’s best–selling jet since it debuted in the 1960s. into unexpected problems in new programs. Space Coast. which it claims is not governed by the guidelines prohibiting the use of UAVs for business purposes. Once the Cygnus spacecraft reaches the space station it will remain docked until late October. NanoRacks, said that despite what people thought even two years ago, commercial companies are expressing the greatest interest in launching CubeSats, followed by the government and then academia. United maintains that planes using scimitar winglets enjoy significant aircraft drag reduction compared to planes using the basic Blended Winglet, resulting in fuel savings of an additional 2% per aircraft. it is expected to take years before the necessary safeguards and regulations are in place. the drones’ use in specific situations, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and search warrants. July 7, 1981 - Solar Challenger flew 163 miles (262 km) across the English Channel from Paris to England. The rocket was first announced in 2009, but was originally scheduled to make its first launch back in 2013. These pilots are part of the USAF's new career field, designated 18X within the service's internal categorization, which is designed to train drone operators to fly unmanned aircraft The article noted that this version of the A330 is the “basis” for the A330neo now under development. January 15, 2014 – Pilots, Passengers Reflect on Anniversary of “Miracle” Landing – Wednesday, January 15, 2014, marks the 5 year anniversary of Capt. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, had been delayed one day due to the weather. with four rotors, a RGB color photographic camera, and a multispectral sensor with normalized difference vegetation index capabilities. aircraft, flies a circuit around the area before landing about half an hour later. The Spaceflight Insider reported that NASA concluded that Option B would cost $100 million more than Option A, towing an entire asteroid into lunar orbit. December 21, 2017 – Bell V-280 Valor Takes Flight For First Time – Bell Helicopter’s prototype V-280 Valor tiltrotror lifts vertically off the ground and hovers in ground effect for the first time. October 14, 1947 - Capt. two Global Hawk aircraft equipped with instruments to measure atmospheric humidity, pressure, temperature, aerosols and wind; and will focus on tracking intensity changes of hurricanes, which is the most difficult aspect for forecasters. The Apollo missions helped blaze a path for human exploration to In 2017, the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration is going to test the ability to relay data May 12, 1936 - The world's largest high-speed wind tunnel is put into operation at Langley Field Laboratories of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. April 6, 2015 – Reaper Takes Out Sea Target In Test – A MQ–9 Reaper UAV sinks a “sea–going target” for the first time during tests in the Gulf of Mexico. May 2-3, 1923 - Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready complete the first nonstop coast to coast airplane flight. January 25-May 3, 1994 - Clementine: NASA/DOD mission to map the lunar surface. September 25, 1903 - The Wright Brothers arrive in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to prepare for their historical flights. 1536 - Denis Bolor in France tries to fly using wings flapped by a spring mechanism. Scientists identified sulfur, December, 1947 - United Helicopters unveils its "Hiller 360" helicopter in Palo Alto, California. service in 1981 and has served in both Iraq wars. May 14, 2013 – X–47B UAV Launches from Aircraft Carrier for First Time. commercial spaceflight. but with several restrictions. November 18, 1913 - Lincoln Beachey flies his specially-built Curtiss biplane upside and down and also executes the first "loop" ever accomplished in the air. moons. June 3, 2014 – Lockheed Chosen to Construct Space Fence – Lockheed Martin is chosen by the U.S. Air Force to develop the Space Fence, which will detect smaller orbital debris than currently done under an Air Force system installed and landing the A321 passenger jet at its new facility near downtown Mobile, Alabama. May 10, 2016 – NASA Confirms Record-Breaking Discovery of 1,200 New Exoplanets – Researchers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope confirmed the record-breaking discovery of more than 1,284 new exoplanets, doubling the number of “The difficulties which obstruct the pathway to success in flying machine construction,” he noted, “are of three general classes.”. Air Force Station at 11:50 p.m. EST. In History. ambitions of one day following the United States in mounting a manned lunar mission. With the launch, SpaceX continues its effort to build out a fleet of orbiting broadband The agency notes that there were almost 4,000 laser strikes against aircraft reported parts in the Dragon V2 spacecraft, which could bring astronauts to the ISS. March 12, 2014 – NASA Joins Search for Missing Malaysian Jetliner – NASA joins the search for a Malaysian commercial jetliner that vanished over the weekend. May 9, 1926 - Comdr. but the C-130 lands safely without injury to its crew. June 1981 - February 1983 - NASA's Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility flight tested and evaluated the digitally controlled engine of the F-15. If the satellite successfully orbits the Red Planet, India's space January 19, 1784 - Joseph Montgolfier flies aboard his invention for the first time with six other passengers. January 25, 2020 – ISS Astronauts Successfully Repair Cosmic Ray Detector During Spacewalk – NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Italy’s Luca Parmitano conduct a spacewalk and plug a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the ISS. All 234 passengers and the 14 crew members February 27, 2018 – US Air Force Resumes Flights Of T-6 Trainers – The US Air Force resumes flights of its T-6 Texan II trainers after a rash of hypoxia-like scares grounded them for nearly a month. It is the 25th night landing of a shuttle. Martin anticipates completion of the project by 2030. January 10, 2020 – NASA Graduates 22nd Class of Astronauts – NASA’s 22nd class of astronauts graduate from basic training and became eligible for spaceflight assignments. February 25, 2020 – Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 Spacecraft Docks With Intelsat IS-901 Satellite Extending its Service Five More Years – Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 spacecraft travels to and successfully docks with the Intelsat Please select which sections you would like to print: Corrections? While the UN agency’s decision is not binding, most countries abide by its standards. of drones. March 5 2015 – FAA Approves Airworthiness For U.S.–Made Airbus AS350 AStar – FAA grants airworthiness certification to the first Airbus AS350 AStar helicopter to be entirely assembled in the U.S. Airbus said that its Columbus, to the U.S. August 12, 2014 – ESA’s ATV Spacecraft Docks at ISS for Final Time – The ESA’s Georges Lemaitre Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the last spacecraft in the series, successfully docks at the ISS. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin comments that the sanctions do not seem to be working and that the U.S. and Europe are causing more damage Since launching on October, 15 1997, the spacecraft logs more than 3.8 billion miles of exploration, November 4, 2012 – Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Makes Debut for United – Boeing's 787 Dreamliner makes its commercial debut for United Airlines on Sunday, November 4, 2012, on a flight from Houston to Chicago. He flies over 36 kilometers at an altitude of 3,500 meters. March 18, 2015 – MQ–9 Reaper Fleet Achieves One Million Flight Hours – The operational fleet of MQ–9 Reaper UAVs, which serves the U.S. air force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and the Italian, U.K. and French The plan, described as one of the FAA’s highest priorities, provides some detail on progress so far and what is expected in the near term. November 24, 2016 – Airbus A350-1000 Makes First Flight – The Airbus A350-1000 aircraft makes its initial flight on the morning of Thursday, November 24, 2016, from Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Supersonic flights over land are currently banned by The non–profit organization has four unmanned model aircraft that have been grounded since the FAA ordered the group to stop flying The NFL’s petition is approved under a section of federal law that allows the Transportation Department to waive requirements for FAA approval for drone flights that are operated The company is in the process of selecting partners to develop the autonomous version of the Black Hawk. to less than 50 UAV operators around the country. has been pushed back from 2017 to 2018. missing persons across the U.S., is resuming operations following its courthouse victory, on Friday, July 18, 2014, against the FAA. The university is using data collected for the technology. The 777X touches down at 2:00 pm at Boeing Field outside Seattle Fish and Wildlife Service “to test small unmanned drones for the detection of brush after undocking. November 10, 2018 – JAXA HSRC Survives Re-Entry – JAXA’s HTV Small Re-Entry Capsule (HSRC) becomes the first Japanese spacecraft to bring experiments back to Earth from the space station. Wings made of feathers or ligh… March 7, 2003 - The Bell Agusta 609, the world's first civilian tiltrotor aircraft, rose vertically for the first time from Bell Textron's Flight Research Center in Arlington, Texas. The tests are designed to help the SpaceX engineers devise a way of eventually bringing full–size, fully–loaded launch vehicles back to the launch pad. August 1, 2014 – ULA Launches Next GPS Satellite – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launches the U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIF–7 satellite on Friday, August 1, 2014, from Cape Canaveral. 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