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The Space Shuttle to Launch Ramp
Now that the retirement of the space shuttles Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour is approaching, one wonders what will be their future.

The scenarios seem to have many but ultimately nothing is decided.

Initially, NASA had expressed their intension to sell spaceships to the end of their service at a cost of $ 42 million each. Indeed, it seems they are no longer for sale as reported by CNN. So here comes the hit that the U.S. press that these days the question: “Do you have a garage large enough to park a shuttle?“... Continue reading [..]

New Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight Dec. 15, 2009, two years late than the scheduled date. And landed a few days ago in Europe, at the Aircraft International Exhibition of Farnborough, near London.

The plane is made mostly of carbon fiber, which together with other lightweight materials, accounts for more than 50%.. Continue reading [..]

Yuri Gagarin, first space flight
Exactly 50 years ago, April 12 1961, began the epic of man in space. Yuri Gagarin, ayouth of 27 years, aware that he could not accomplish other, was the first man to travel around the earth orbit.. Continue reading [..]

lockheed_sr-71_blackbird2

The Lockheed SR-71, better known by its unofficial nickname Blackbird was a U.S. strategic reconnaissance plane that served from 1966 until November 22, 1989, when all samples were placed and the land due to the deletion of funds for the usage. During his career, the SR-71 broke some records, such as faster speed.. Continue reading [..]

USAF_B-2_Spirit

The Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit is a U.S. strategic bomber capable of carrying both weapons conventional and nuclear. The enormous progress in technology has been instrumental in the program of modernization of U.S. bombers. Is the most expensive airplane ever built: it is estimated that the unit cost is between 1,157 e 2,2 billion. Stealth technology which has helped him penetrate enemy defenses without the possibility of being detected and shot down, something unthinkable for other types of aircraft. The initial order was for 135 planes, later reduced to 75 in the eighties, and finally the President George H. W. Bush reduced the final order for 21 copies in January 1991.. Continue reading [..]

In this turbofan engine, the amount of air pressure in the bypass is three times that which reaches the combustion chamber in the core of the engine. Although not as powerful as the turbojet, the turbofan is quieter and efficient features that justify their use on passenger aircraft.. Continue reading [..]

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