First Double Crossing of the Atlantic: the R34 Airship

Jul 14

First Double Crossing of the Atlantic: the R34 Airship

Today in 1919, the Royal Air Force rigid airship R34 completed its two-way crossing of the Atlantic Ocean landing at Pulham Airship Station, United Kingdom.

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First All British Powered Flight: Sir Alliot Verdon Roe

Jul 13

First All British Powered Flight: Sir Alliot Verdon Roe

Today in 1909, Alliot Verdon Roe assembled his own triplane and made the first all British Powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

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First Flight of the Dornier Do X, a 12 Engine Flying Ship

Jul 12

First Flight of the Dornier Do X, a 12 Engine Flying Ship

Today in 1929, the Dornier Do X made its first flight. The flying ship, powered by 12 engines, was the largest aircraft of its day.

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Skylab, First U.S. Space Station, Falls to Earth

Jul 11

Skylab, First U.S. Space Station, Falls to Earth

Today in 1979, the world watched as Skylab, America’s first manned space station, hurtled toward Earth.

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First USAF Vietnam Victory: the Phantom F-4C

Jul 10

First USAF Vietnam Victory: the Phantom F-4C

Today in 1965, two F-4C crews scored the USAF’s first kills of the Vietnam War when they destroyed two MiG-17s over North Vietnam with Sidewinder missiles.

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