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Pathfinder: a Solar EV Airplane That Ate Altitude Records for Lunch, Without Any Pollution
Pathfinder: a Solar EV Airplane That Ate Altitude Records for Lunch, Without Any Pollution

10 Mar 2022, 20:37 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Meet Pathfinder, no, not the Mars rover, although it was also an EV if you think about it. Before it came around, the idea of an all-electric plane was silly.

 
Half Car, Half Airplane: The Arrowbile Flying Car Was Master of Neither
Half Car, Half Airplane: The Arrowbile Flying Car Was Master of Neither

25 Jan 2022, 21:29 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Only five Arrowbiles were ever manufactured during the late 1930s, so calling it a success would be more than a bit of a stretch

 
Up Close and Personal With Space Shuttle Discovery, Still Sports Char Marks From Re-Entry
Up Close and Personal With Space Shuttle Discovery, Still Sports Char Marks From Re-Entry

16 Jan 2022, 20:39 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Discovery was named for two colonial-era British merchants and warships that were instrumental in the colonization and ultimate founding of the United States.

 
Barn Find Condition Me-163 Komet Shows the Fall of WW2 Germany in a Nutshell
Barn Find Condition Me-163 Komet Shows the Fall of WW2 Germany in a Nutshell

6 Jan 2022, 18:43 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It's fitting that this rocket fighter is in such close proximity to Space Shuttle Discovery in the museum hangar. We may never have had one without the other.

 
Before Multi Billionaire Status,Steven Udvar-Hazy Made Airplane Models Out of Match Sticks
Before Multi Billionaire Status,Steven Udvar-Hazy Made Airplane Models Out of Match Sticks

31 Dec 2021, 21:28 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / What we can gather from Mr. Udvar-Hazy is A, he's a very big fan of aviation, and B, richer than most of us can comprehend

 
Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time
Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time

30 Dec 2021, 21:17 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Enola Gay was not just any Superfortress. It was one of 65 ever built to the Army Air Force's "Silverplate" designation. These could carry nuclear payloads

 
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship

30 Dec 2021, 06:19 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The tiny fighter was a mere 20 feet (6.14 m) long and 10.6 feet (3.2 m) tall, positively puny even in its day. It also weighed less than 3,000 pounds