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August 1st, 1955; Article 341, also known as the Dragon Lady first took flight...and it wasn't on purpose!As with CIA involvement, , each U-2 had an "article number" assigned, and each U-2 would be referred to with its article number...
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July 21st, 1961, Virgil "Gus" Grissom launched away from Cape Kennedy on the second Project Mercury flight, Mercury-Redstone 4, more famously known as Liberty Bell 7.The successful sub-orbital flight lasted 15 minutes and 37 seconds, proudly making Grissom the second...
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July 17th, 1994; We witnessed the largest collision and explosion ever witnessed by mankind. Imagine a rock the size of Mt Everest moving at 60 kilometres per second(Yes you read that right), who's impact caused an explosion of energy equivalent...
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Here is a story that flight crews, animal lovers, and BBQ aficionados might enjoy.  A few years ago, in August of 2017, a lone Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was sighted with a most unusual marking on its side…a cow....
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Image Credit : Rob Hodgkins - G-BJRT BAC1-11 B.A.(15 July 1989) On June 10th, 1990, British Airways Flight 5390, a British Aircraft Corporation One-Eleven 528FL departed Birmingham Airport, England direct for Málaga Airport, Spain at 08:20 local time (07:20 UTC). At...
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