1965: The Ranger IX lunar probe mission launches; it impacts within 4 miles of moon target area on 24 March. En route it sends […]
The C-17 Globemaster III fleet surpasses its millionth flight hour during a mission to evacuate injured US troops from Iraq to Germany. Colonel William […]
1910: Orville Wright opens the Wright Flying School at Montgomery, AL. This site becomes Maxwell AFB.
1945: After Germans shoot down Maj Pierce W. McKennon near Berlin, his wingman Lt George D. Green lands near him, dumps out his dingy […]
1983: Thru 28 Mar SAC successfully demonstrates sea interdiction capability with three AGM-84 Harpoon missile launches from a B-52.
2003: The Air Force Flight Test Center accelerates dual-door separation testing of the F-117A; results are sent immediately to the AOR and are employed […]
1958: The USAF Ballistic Missile Committee picks Lowry AFB, CO to become the first Titan I base.
1998: NASA’s B-52 drops the X-38 atmospheric test vehicle from 23,000 feet on its first test. The vehicle deploys its parafoil parachute […]
1912: Lt Frank P. Lahm opens an Army Air School at Fort William McKinley, Philippines, with two volunteer students, Lt Moss L. Love and […]
2007: The Air Force marks its 50th consecutive successful launch with an Atlas V loaded with six experimental satellites.