- May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site
Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter's Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth.
Category Archives: Aviation
This has got to be one of the most awesome jobs in the universe. I only wish I had realized it when I still had a shot at achieving it. Paths not taken.
Now if we can just get an FAA Airworthiness Cert on this. The Future Is NOW! Flying Cars….. Oh Boy!!
With the news out of Fallon yesterday, I am somewhat at a loss for words. As part of the military community, you understand that there will be losses. Friends that for whatever reason abruptly depart from our lives. Yesterday, saw … Continue reading
When I first started getting interested in history I gravitated toward the stories of World War II. Watching Victory at Sea, The World at War, and so on. As I grew into my teens and started to really have to … Continue reading
Is this a great country / time to be living in or what?! Here is a 5th generation stealth fighter that has variants that are capable of VTOL. In this video it is being launched from an EMALS. If that … Continue reading
CAS or Close Air Support is a staple of the Marine Corps combined arms approach to battle. For the grunt on the ground that is in contact the roar of a big radial engine, or a Cobra, or an A-10 … Continue reading
I will bet you have never seen a stealth aircraft land aboard a ship before. Because it hasn’t happened before now. F-35B “Sea Trials” are underway. There is a lot of talk about cutting this aircraft from the development program. … Continue reading
Okay that’s just about the end of my experiment with Delta airlines. They posted a 2 HR delay then said oops my bad it’s only 40 min. UPDATE: Then the aircraft showed up earlier than they had projected, and the … Continue reading
Now, I love aviation. Always have, always will. I also love You Tube, and one of the things that shows up regularly is video of low passes in tactical aircraft. Having been “buzzed” by a BUFF (B-52) during a terrain … Continue reading
I think I have posted this one before but, I think it is worth a re-post. Find 10 minutes out of your day to watch, and enjoy. Pop it up there full screen.