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Specter177

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Wednesday Evening Overflow Thread

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Today in Aviation History: In 1946, first flight of the Northrop YB-35 flying wing bomber.

Saturday Afternoon Overflow

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Today in Aviation and Space History: In 2004, Mike Melvill pilots the first non-government produced spacecraft into space, when SpaceShipOne, designed and built by Scaled Composites, breaks the 100 km mark.

Friday Afternoon Overflow Thread

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Today in Aviation History: In 1951, first flight of the Avro Canada CF-100 MK.II Canuck, the first jet fighter completely designed and built in Canada.

Wednesday Evening Overflow Thread

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Today in Aviation and Space History: In 1981, the first flight of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.

Tuesday Overflow Thread

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Today in Aviation History: In 1955, the first flight of the Tupolev Tu-104 Camel, the first jetliner to provide sustained and successful service.

Sunday Evening Overflow Thread

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Today in Aviation and Space History: In 1936, the first flight of the Vickers Wellington, a WWII British heavy bomber.

Today in Aviation and Space History

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In 1983, Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to go beyond the orbit of Neptune, the farthest planet out at the time.

Friday Evening Overflow

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North American P-51B/C Mustangs of the 376th Fighter Squadron get ready to fly air cover on D-Day.

Saturday Open Thread

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Today in 1976, Concorde service to the United States began, with both Air France and British Airways operating London to Washington DC routes.

Wednesday Morning Thread

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At 10:22 in the evening, on May 21st, 1927, Charles Lindburg became the first person to fly non-stop from New York City to Paris, when he touched down at Le Bourget airfield after flying nearly 34 hours in his Ryan NYP, "The Spirit of St. Louis."

It's an Airplane

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Today in 1943, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" became the first US bomber to complete its 25 mission tour.

Friday Afternoon Open Thread

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Happy Birthday, Gina Torres.

Friday Evening Open Thread

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50 years ago yesterday, in her 1953 Cessna 180, the "Spirit of Columbus," Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly around the world solo. The Columbus Foundation

Wednesday Evening Thread

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Happy birthday, Karee- Err, I mean, "Roger."

APRIL FOOLS

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The Swedish spaghetti trees are in full bloom this time of year.

FLYERS

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Saturday Late Night/Sunday Morning Thread

Cosmos Open Thread

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3 years ago today, my favorite space shuttle completed its final mission.

Sunday Morning Open Thread

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Is the big sky too crowded?

Tuesday Evening Open Thread

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RIP Intimidator. 13 years today.

Day Of Remembrance

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Blue Skies, Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee, Francis Scobee, Michael Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Greg Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon.

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread

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Rest in peace, Spirit. 10 years on Mars today.

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EDSBS Civilization V Game

Hi y'all! I'd like to organize a Civilization V games for those of us in the commentariate who have it. The time will be 12:00 Eastern on Saturday. The Brave New World expansion is required, and...

Fight Hunger Bowl Open Thread the Second

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Fight Hunger Bowl Open Thread the Second

Sunday Overnight Thread

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240 years ago today, there was a big party in Boston.

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