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A shape only its mother could love

Although it has a shape that only its mother - or a geometrician - could love, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber is certainly striking, particularly in this US Air Force photo where it’s pictured taking on fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Credit: US Air Force

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A rocket from Russia (sort of)

Pictured is the 15 July launch of the Soyuz rocket and Expedition 32 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, carrying a three-nation crew to the International Space Station. Credit: Rex Features

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B-2 Spirit (of America) bomber over Pasadena

Here’s a nice shot from the US Air Force site of a Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit bomber over Pasadena in California earlier this month. Credit: US Air Force

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Aerial view of Space Shuttle Discovery

Here’s an aerial view of Space Shuttle Discovery as she waits for launch to the International Space Station. After a week’s worth of aborted attempts to send the Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to the International Space Station, NASA now says the earliest it will launch is 30 November. But rescheduling a Shuttle launch […]

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Image of the Week: B-2 Flyby

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user runlikehell.The image is of a B-2 stealth bomber at Edwards Air Force Base.Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as our Image of the Week.

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Apollo Landing and Quarantine

40 years ago today Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing its historical mission.Time to celebrate, right?Unfortunately not.Out of fear of astronauts bringing “unheard-of” diseases back to Earth, US public authorities imposed a 21-day quarantine on all returning astronauts. They were confined to the “Lunar Receiving Laboratory” in Houston that featured, amongst other […]

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ATK scores launch abort system test success

Alliant Techsystems reported a successful full-scale test of the Orion crew exploration vehicle launch abort system (LAS) at the company’s Promontory, Utah, test site on 20 November.  There’s more….

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