Video Thursday 3.3.11 The Sound Barrier

  Today our videos take a look at supersonic flight, shock waves and the sound barrier (there is no such thing)…Supersonic flight and sonic booms literally grabbed the imagination and attention of the nation back in the 1950′s. Major John Glenn, a Marine fighter pilot (and future astronaut) flew his F-8 Crusader across the United [...]

Naval aviators in space!

Forty years ago today at 9:32 AM (EST) Apollo 11 launched from Pad 39A on its way to the moon. The mission commander was former naval aviator Neil Armstrong. Neil had honed his pilot skills by taking off and landing on Essex class carriersĀ  from 1950 to 1952. Attached to VF-51 onboard the USS Essex [...]