July 26, 1952 - Two monkeys and two mice are recovered alive and unharmed after being fired to approximately 200,000 ft. in an "Arobee" rocket from Holloman AFB, New Mexico. campaign. 1929 - Fritz Opel of Germany flew the first rocket-powered plane for 1 minute 15 seconds. Grasshopper is a part of SpaceX’s initiative, JAXA, and NanoRacks are working together to formulate a plan. Beginning in October, resupply missions will feature SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon 2 capsule. November 16, 2012 – NASA, Boeing Mark Testing Milestone for X–48C Aircraft – NASA and Boeing's blended wing X–48C flies its 100th flight, marking a major milestone for the experimental aircraft. Limited, VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc. were officially provided the agency’s approval. June 26, 2019 – North Dakota DOT Receives FAA Waiver To Operate UAS Over People – The North Dakota DOT receives a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to routinely operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of C-47 transport planes drop approximately 200 parachutists over Normandy, France. February 15, 2016 – DARPA Tests Self–Navigating Quadcopter – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announces that it has tested a self–navigating quadcopter using only onboard sensors / software at an old 1994 - The K-Max "aerial truck" designed and built by Kaman becomes the first helicopter designed for repetitive lift operations. June 26, 1978 - Seasat, the first satellite launched to provide global observations of the Earth's oceans. 1927 - Lockheed debuts the Vega (designed by John K. Northrop). companies to “operate under clearer rules and extended liability protections.”, May 13, 2015 – NASA Releases Draft Technology Roadmaps – NASA releases a new series of draft 2015 Technology Roadmaps on Monday, providing a detailed examination of the agency’s anticipated missions and technological advancements Kelly’s and Kornienko’s stay in space was the longest by any astronauts aboard the ISS and seen as a vital chance July 24, 2015 – Kepler Finds Closest Earth Analog So Far – NASA announces that the Kepler space telescope discovered an exoplanet known as Kepler 452b, which may be the closest thing yet to Earth. an hour. The agreement will fund the development of Aerojet’s AR1 engine, intended to April 27, 2017 – NASA Confirms Delay Of SLS Mission – NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier confirms that the agency has determined that the Space Launch System (SLS) will not be ready May 21, 2018 – Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Launches Aboard Antares – A Cygnus spacecraft, carrying about 7,400 pounds of supplies, cargo and research equipment, successfully launches aboard an Antares 230 rocket from NASA’s September 15, 2015 – Blue Origin Will Launch Payloads and Crews from Florida – Jeff Bezos announces that Blue Origin will build rockets that can launch science payloads and people — including space tourists and even himself — September 15, 2017 – Cassini Spacecraft Consumed In Saturn’s Atmosphere, Ends 20-Year Mission – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in the skies over Saturn as planned, ending a 20-year mission exploring the planet and its By the end of his mission in March, 2016, and video services. eight years. The flight, which takes place over California, moves the US closer to allowing unmanned aircraft operation within the US national airspace. December 13, 1923 - Lawrence B. Sperry, one of American aviation's foremost figures, is drowned while attempting a flight over the English Channel. June 11, 1971 - Sheila Scott flies the first light plane around the World via the North Pole. February 1, 2003 - STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia, is lost as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere. August 21, 2019 – Astronauts Install Docking Port On ISS During Spacewalk – NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan conduct a spacewalk during which the duo equips the ISS with a second set of hardware to accommodate two simultaneous In its announcement, UPS says it will initially set up March 29, 2019 –Japan Declares F-35A Squadron Initial-Operation-Capable – Japan’s air force stands up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron. as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he would do if approved. March 1, 1912 - Capt. to film live games, but they are allowed to gather footage from closed–set locations around NFL stadiums and practice facilities to make films and television segments. It was a very clever design that showed just how man could fly and the … March 19, 1964 - Geraldine Mock, in a Cessna 180, becomes the first woman to fly around the world. its first touch and go landings aboard the USS George H.W. June 27, 2013 – FAA Releases NexGen Plan. hope the data from the Global Hawk flights will refine the existing models forecasters rely on to predict the course of storms. July 26, 1912 - The U.S. Navy begins experiments for radio communication between the air and ground. April 27, 1925 - Lt. Webb, U.S. Navy, makes trial flight of new Wright "Cyclone" 450-hp. October 24, 1978 - Nimbus 7, an environmental research satellite, was launched and provided global evidence of Antarctic ozone depletion in the 1980s. August 29, 1909 - Glenn H. Curtiss wins speed tests in Rheims, France, at an average speed of 46.5. December 8, 2015 – Honda Business Jet Receives FAA Approval – Honda announces that its recently unveiled business aircraft, the HondaJet, received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. two Global Hawk aircraft equipped with instruments to measure atmospheric humidity, pressure, temperature, aerosols and wind; and will focus on tracking intensity changes of hurricanes, which is the most difficult aspect for forecasters. May 29, 2014 – SpaceX Unveils Manned Version of Dragon Spacecraft – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the Dragon V2, the manned version of the cargo spacecraft already making deliveries to the ISS. constellation, now comprising 31 active spacecraft. 12 missions to the International Space Station. It takes 17 hours During the test, Orion is scheduled to go 15 times further away than the International Space Station before returning to Earth. either sitting on the sidelines or operating in the absence of appropriate safety guidelines.”. February 3-11, 1995 - STS-63: Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot a space and Vladimir Titov is the first Russian to be launched aboard an U.S. spacecraft. October 19, 2016 – NASA Testing First UAVs Flying Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Wednesday – NASA tests the first UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research platform to fly beyond-line-of-sight, at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada. June 9, 1907 - The first building at any exposition devoted exclusively to aeronautics in the history of the world is dedicated at the Jamestown Exposition (U.S.A.). In his testimony, Carlisle explained that “remote piloted aircraft enterprise is The current record is 469 days, set during OTV–2, which launched in 2011. March 26, 1940 - Commercial airlines of the United States complete today a full year of flying without a fatal accident or serious injury to a passenger or crew member. March 1928 - Ten men of the U.S. Army Air Corps jump from a Ford airplane at Chanute Field in the space of 8.2 seconds, thus establishing a world record. Martin also announces that Dan Schultz, Lockheed vice president of ship & aviation systems, will serve as Sikorsky’s president. December 8, 2015 – Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX Jetliner at Employee Event – Boeing unveils its first 737 MAX aircraft to employees at its factory in Renton, Washington, demonstrating the latest update to Boeing’s popular 737 2014. tests will involve an Insitu ScanEagle. September 13, 2013 – Voyager 1 Leaves Solar System – NASA confirms that its Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first probe to exit the solar system, an extraordinary achievement that NASA could only dream about when Voyager was launched She is the first woman to lose her life while flying. of 16 feet before landing safely at a site in Pendleton, Oregon. Describing the feat, Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton said, “We just did the hardest thing NASA’s ever done!”. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the technology would significantly “ease air traffic congestion around the carbonfibre–re–inforced polymer. Hanks as Jim Lovell, Bill Paxton as Fred Haise, and Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert. 1981 - Double Eagle V: First balloon flight over the Pacific Ocean. May 18, 1923 - WWI ace Frank Ford pays $5 and becomes Charles Lindbergh's first paying passenger. 33 in 2014 and NASA’s 29 the year before. April 9, 2020 – Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Docks at ISS – A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Expedition 63 crew launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT and successfully docks at the International Space Station's The crew that Swanson led as commander Station. April 4, 2018 – SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Reaches ISS – A SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying 6,000 pounds of food, experiments and other goods for NASA arrives at the International Space Station after a two-day journey. put it into orbit around the moon. While other airplanes have disappeared in the past, none have been of the size and the ability of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777–200ER. February 8, 2018 – China Debuts Military UAVs At Singapore Airshow For First Public Appearance In Southeast Asia – State-owned China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) demonstrates two versions of its June 12, 2018 – Unmanned NASA Aircraft Flies Solo For First Time – NASA flies a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase The FAA program grants permission August 16, 2017 – Dragon Arrives At ISS – SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully docks at the ISS, delivering three tons of supplies. The San Francisco–Chengdu route is 6,587 miles. in the last, not just to propel our economy and secure our nation but, above all, because the rules and values of space, like every great frontier, will be written by those who have the courage to get there first and the commitment to stay.”. These flights are considered to be the first safe, repeatable and documented glides in the history of heavier-than-air manflight. November 18, 2018 – Virgin Orbit Completes First Captive Carry Flight – Lockheed Martin’s experimental X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, designed to cruise at 55,000 feet and reach speeds of about 940 miles per hour, in the relationship between the U.S. and Russia at the International Space Station despite tensions between the two countries over Ukraine. May 12, 2020 – Two Xingyun Spacecraft Launch Aboard Chinese Kuaizhou 1A Rocket – A Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket launches carrying the first two spacecraft for China’s planned 80-satellite Xingyun communications and data relay constellation. March 19, 2019 – OSIRIS-REx Finds Surprises At Bennu Asteroid – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, flying in close formation with a tiny asteroid named Bennu, finds clear signs of water-rich clays on its rock-strewn surface, as well December 6, 1998 - Unity, a six-sided connector for future station components, is connected to Zarya by Shuttle Mission STS-88. Bush, bringing the technology demonstrator ever closer to being fully carrier–capable. The award is presented biennially (in even numbered years) generally at the AIAA T&E Days Conference. While the first untethered human flight occurred in the late 1700s, ideas and designs for man-carrying flight contraptions can be traced to as far back as 428 BC. August 6, 1946 - Two B-17 bombers, minus pilot and crews, are flown nonstop from Hilo, Hawaii to Muroc Lake, California, controlled entirely by radio. from Payerne Airport outside Payerne, Switzerland, and returns after 26 hours 10 minutes 19 seconds in the air, the first overnight flight by a solar-powered aircraft and the longest flight in history up to this time by a manned solar-powered November 1, 1950 - The U.S. Navy announces development of an automatic pilot for helicopters. Launch occurs from pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional museum exhibit paying tribute to California's aerospace industry and the American shuttle program. August 7, 2018 – Wing Conducts First UAV Package Delivery In Virginia – Wing, an Alphabet subsidiary, conducts its first UAV package delivery. was likely caused by a “a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank.”. July 23, 1972 - Landsat 1: the first U.S. environmental satellite, which demonstrated global remote-sensing of Earth's surface, is launched. The test takes place August 13, 2013, at SpaceX’s test facility near McGregor, Texas. August 5, 1975 - NASA's John Manke landed the X-24B proving a shuttle-like vehicle without power could land safely upon return from orbit. July 20, 2018 – Gulfstream G500 Earns FAA Type, Production Certificates – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces the Gulfstream G500 receives both its type certification and production certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Making its first night flight just a week prior, the X–47B is scheduled to be deployed by the Navy in 2019. Signals of activity were received for about a minute and survive what it is expected to experience in space, and validating its design. officially enters production, as part of a $250 million NASA contract. The ban takes effect Friday, April 14, 2017. The test lasts about 10 seconds and includes nine Merlin 1–D engines. 240 UAV on Friday, December 5, 2014, as the inaugural flight. December 7, 1995 - Galileo released probe into Jupiter's atmosphere. August 5, 2013 – Japanese Talking Robot On Its Way to the ISS. Aboard the Soyuz is Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko Selected sites include the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; the cities April 6-14, 1984 - STS-41C: First onorbit satellite repair (Solar Maximum Mission), aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. February 14, 2019 – Airbus Shuts Down A380 – Airbus announces it will be abandoning the production of the A380 superjumbo due to lackluster sales, with the last A380 scheduled to be delivered in 2021. February 9, 2011 – US Air Force Announces C-17 Globemaster III First Aircraft Certified to Fly on Biofuel – The US Air Force announces that the C-17 Globemaster III is its first aircraft certified to fly on biofuel. In Science and Technology. has been pushed back from 2017 to 2018. February 24 2015 – X–37B Orbital Test Vehicle Team Wins AIAA Foundation Award For Excellence – The. History of Flight Timeline created by sketch. at 1:55 PM local time, completing the coast-to-coast mission in 3 hours and 54 minutes, beating the previously held record established by a competing aircraft manufacturer and making it the fastest business jet ever to complete this route. The spacecraft traveled 125,935,769 miles during 33 spaceflights, including October 9, 1890 - Clément Ader flies a steam-powered, bat-winged monoplane, which he names the Eole, a distance of 50 m (160 feet) near Paris. February 1912 - The Wright Brothers produce a new model incorporating a patented stability device that automatically banks the aeroplane at a correct angle when turning. had launched its rockets from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The helicopter performs basic January, 1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt boarded a Boeing 314 flying boat in Miami, Florida, and became the first chief executive to make a wartime flight while in office. May 14, 1973 - Skylab: Unmanned space station launched. September 2, 1916 - Airplanes in flight communicate with each other directly by radio for the first time. August 26, 2019 – X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record On Latest Military Mission – At 6:43 a.m. The company reuses a Falcon 9 first stage, or booster, to power the launch, before landing the rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic. September 25, 2016 – SpaceX Test Fires Raptor Engine – Elon Musk writes via Twitter that SpaceX has “achieved first firing of the Raptor interplanetary transport engine,” intended to serve as a spacecraft’s propulsion March 8, 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Goes Missing– An international passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, disappears on Saturday, March 8, 2014, with 227 passengers, including three Americans, and January 13, 2019 – Boeing 727 Makes Final Commercial Flight– The final Boeing 727 commercial aircraft to carry passengers makes its last flight. 1978 - Double Eagle II: First balloon flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Once the Wright brothers demonstrated that the basic technical problems had been overcome at the start of the 20th century, military and civil aviation developed quickly. July 20, 2001 - The X-35B, flown by USMC Maj. Art Tomassetti, performs the world’s first short takeoff, level supersonic dash and vertical landing in a single flight. produced by men like Robert Hooke and Sir Christopher Wrenn. NASA currently is exposing small–scale model designs by Boeing and Lockheed Martin to wind tunnel tests to see how they react. November 10, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-4C Triton UAV To US Navy – named the the S.S. Gene Cernan in honor of the late NASA astronaut – arrives at the ISS to deliver more than three tons of fresh food, made beyond what the agency has done already. to the ISS. The first flight takes place on Sunday, June 8, 2014. January 29, 2016 – Boeing 737 MAX Completes Maiden Flight – Boeing’s new 737 MAX jetliner takes off on its maiden flight from an airfield in Renton, Washington. December 21, 2015 – SpaceX Completes Historic Landing of Spent Orbital Rocket – SpaceX launches its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and then successfully lands the first–stage booster March 23, 2001 - The remains of the Russian space station Mir re-enters the Earth's atmosphere on its final flight and splashes down in the Pacific Ocean. Gennady Padalka says he regrets his impending departure but thanks the other crew members for supporting each other and for working together. October 2, 1898 - Percy Pilcher dies, crashing in his Hawk. 2004. to Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport. test. The company also has a patent pending on a 3–D–printing process that can create high–strength metal objects from schematics in zero–gravity object, an intermediate–size Kuiper belt object which is almost a billion miles beyond Pluto, in 2019. That’s part of the reason why I prefer to talk about “generations” in stead of versions. consecutive time. April 26, 2020 – Boeing Completes Second COVID-19 Transport Mission – Boeing completes a second COVID-19 transport mission, using a Boeing Dreamlifter to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) from Hong Kong to the United States. manufacturing, and flight testing services for Aerion’s $120 million supersonic business jet, slated for first flight in 2023. The X–51A is thought to have experienced positive acceleration to speeds in excess of Mach 5 and run for the full duration of the planned powered phase of the April 16, 1941 - Igor I. Sikorsky sets a national helicopter record by hovering virtually motionless over a Stratford, Connecticut airport, for 1 hour, 5 minutes. Orion was successfully pressurized to 110 percent of the conditions it will be subjected to in flight, also demonstrating that repairs made to superficial cracks Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. battle. November 14, 2012 – Northrop Grumman Unveils Bigger Firebird – Northrop Grumman Corporation unveils a bigger Firebird aircraft, some 30 percent larger than the Firebird demonstrator it unveiled in 2011, when it began test flights on Anthony Foxx, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, and Christopher Dodd, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. See airplane for a full treatment of the principles of aircraft flight and operations, aircraft configurations, and aircraft materials and construction. April 12, 1961 - Vostok I: First human being (Maj. Yuri Gagarin) to travel in space by completing one full orbit of the earth. June 14-15, 1919 - Vickers Vimy: First nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by British Capt. May 2, 2013 – Navy Announces First Aircraft Squadron to Include Both Manned, Unmanned Vehicles. The plane flew 12,586 miles from Hong Kong to London. August 21, 1922 - Lawrence Sperry drops landing wheels from his plane in flight and successfully lands with a skid device in experiments carried out in Farmingdale, New York. The history of the airplane is rooted in several centuries of European research into the forces operating on a body immersed in a fluid stream, culminating in 100 years of active flight experimentation, from the work of the Englishman Sir George Cayley (1773-1857), to that of the German gliding pioneer, Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896). December 17, 2003 - 100th anniversary of the first powered, manned, heavier-than-air, controlled flight. March 26, 2018 – Bell Flight Demonstrates Urban Air Taxi Concept At Heli-Expo Conference – Bell Flight demonstrates its Urban Air Taxi concept at the 2018 Heli-Expo conference. June 4, 1974 - Lt. Col. Sally Murphy becomes the first woman to qualify as an U.S. Army aviatrix. It is watched by more than 10,000 staff and spectators. The tests demonstrate the ability for the UAV and the carrier to communicate with each May 23, 2017 – NASA Astronauts Perform Emergency Spacewalk – NASA astronauts repair a critical International Space Station system during a nearly three-hour spacewalk. It is the third of four GPS satellites launched this year to modernize the Department of Defense's largest to increased international cooperation, better data collection, and better pilot training. November 19, 2018 – Musk Announces Renaming of BFR to Starship, Super Heavy – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announces that SpaceX's next-generation launch system, previously known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) has a new name: Starship and January 11, 2020 – Iran Apologizes For Accidentally Shooting Down Plane After Days of Denying Involvement In Crash – Iran’s military announces it has accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming human error because of role in defense, as it is thought that such a coordinated attack could overwhelm standard missile–defense systems. This is the sixth in a series of 12 new–generation GPS spacecraft that will help ensure the system stays online. January 25, 2016 – U.S. Air Force Certifies Upgraded Falcon 9 to Launch Military Satellite – The U.S. Air Force certifies the latest version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, featuring higher–thrust engines, enlarged fuel tanks would have been carried by A380s. The rover Coinciding with the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, billionaire Jeff Bezos reveals Friday, July 19, 2013, that one of the engines he recovered from the ocean earlier May 25, 1910 - Orville and Wilbur Wright make a short flight at Huffman Field, Dayton, Ohio. August 30, 2014 – Discovery Made Its First Launch 30 Years Ago – 30th anniversary of the first launch of space shuttle Discovery, the third space shuttle to join NASA’s fleet. The FAA said it is reviewing the case. suborbital tourist flights. NASA is soliciting innovative These studies need to examine “capture mechanisms, sensors, precursor missions All 155 people aboard survived, and the safe landing would quickly become known as The F–35C is sent to the base so that aviators can “view it and receive a briefing from the jet’s flight crew and maintainers.”, October 28, 2014 – Lifeguard UAV Set for Mass Production –. at an average speed October 3, 2018 – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Successfully Passes Venus – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passes within 1,500 miles of Venus on its way to study the sun. Ansari travelled to the station onboard Soyuz TMA-9. December 21, 2017 – Bell V-280 Valor Takes Flight For First Time – Bell Helicopter’s prototype V-280 Valor tiltrotror lifts vertically off the ground and hovers in ground effect for the first time. October 1972 - The first airliner produced by international company Airbus Industrie, the A300B1, makes its maiden flight. Capturing this flow rate is considered important because it directly impacts a supersonic aircraft’s thrust performance in flight, as well as cruise efficiency. Seaplane CEO Greg McDougall says, “Today, we made history.” The project is conducted in conjunction with magniX, an Australian electric motor manufacturer. The only problem noted was a wing issue resulting from a tear in the fabric. December 1889 - Publication of Lilienthal’s Book “Vogelflug als Grundlage des Vogelfluges” (or "Bird Flight as the Basis of Aviation") with measurements of drag and lift of wings which are the concept of description of airfoils even today. February 6, 2018 – SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy for First Time – SpaceX’s First Falcon Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canveral at 3:45 p.m. Together, the two modules form the new, 70,000-pound, 76-foot long International Space Station. April 11, 2020 – 50th Anniversary of the Launch of Apollo 13 – On this date 50 years ago, NASA’s Apollo 13 mission launches on an unexpectedly difficult journey around the moon, which becomes known as the mission that fails to reach 1942 - The German Heinkel He 219 becomes the first aircraft to be equipped with crew ejection seats as standard equipment. May 3, 2018 – Boeing’s Insitu Debuts ScanEagle3 UAV – Boeing subsidiary Insitu debuts its ScanEagle3 UAV, promoting the UAV as a primarily commercial product that is free of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 12 crew on board. November 29, 2016 – First Foreign Military Sale of the F-35 – Japan takes ownership of the first F-35 aircraft to arrive at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, marking the first foreign military sale of the F-35. with accommodation for 525 passengers in a three-class configuration or up to 853 in an all-economy-class configuration, a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 and sufficient range to fly from New York to Hong Kong. California–based company, SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, accomplishes a similar feat on May 25, 2012 in a test mission, becoming the first company to do so. With its landing on Friday, March 6, 2020 – SpaceX Conducts Final Dragon Cargo Launch – SpaceX successfully conducts the final launch of an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft bringing supplies and new research to the ISS. July 3, 1940 - Northrop introduces the N-1M Flying Wing, the first flying wing airplane with pilot, engine, and fuselage in a single airfoil structure. February 26, 2016 – Air Force Designates Next–Generation Bomber B–21, Unveils Artist Rendering – Air Force Secretary Deborah James reveals the first artist’s rendering of the next–generation long–range May 22, 1906 - Patent No. Musk is reportedly “encouraged” that the booster was able to fly back to the barge even though it landed too hard. 1947 - The F-86 "Sabre Jet" made by North American Aviation became America's first single-seat, swept-wing jet fighter. August 24, 2016 – Astronaut Jeff Williams Sets New U.S. Spaceflight Record – NASA astronaut Jeff Williams breaks the U.S. spaceflight record with a collective 521 days in orbit, spanning four missions, breaking the previously established Timeline templates might be used for fast and effortless creation of timelines. January 1976 - Concordes of British Airways and Air France operate the world's first scheduled passenger services by supersonnic airliners. January 2, 2017 – SpaceX Announces Its Ready to Resume Launch Operations – SpaceX announces that following its determination of the cause of a launchpad explosion in September 2016 it is now ready to resume launches. September 11, 2018 – US, Japan Successfully Test Aegis Missile Defense System – The US and Japan successfully test Japan’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system off the coast of Hawaii. March 18, 2015 – MQ–9 Reaper Fleet Achieves One Million Flight Hours – The operational fleet of MQ–9 Reaper UAVs, which serves the U.S. air force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and the Italian, U.K. and French September 12, 2018 – NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Completes Final Parachute Test – A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully lands under three parachutes, completing the final parachute test to get October 2007 - The Airbus A380 enters initial commercial service with Singapore Airlines on its service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia, passengers having bought seats in an online auction. and inspire others to get involved in America’s space program. legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world. May 14, 2013 – X–47B UAV Launches from Aircraft Carrier for First Time. a “major feat” for the country, showing its capability of performing complex missions. 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