Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away today.

The rocket that carried him and the others to the moon:

Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle First Flight

The U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV),a blimp capable of autonomous flight, flew for the first time from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Aug. 7, 2012.

Saab JAS 29 Gripen

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a Sweden-made lightweight single-engine multirole fighter.


The US Navy conducted the initial flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D). The tailless, unmanned aircraft launched from Pax River and flew for a planned 35 minutes over the Chesapeake Bay on July 30, 2012.