Sunday, September 29, 2013

Schwerer Gustav Gun shell projectile



Fireball over Ohio



Last night, a meteor exploded in the skies above the US midwest. Witnesses report shadows cast upon the ground, unusual sounds, and a swirling contrail marking the aftermath of the blast. A NASA all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio, recorded the fireball at 11:33 pm EDT.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

F-16 goes supesonic without a pilot



Two pilots were on the ground at a control station conducting Boeing's QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. This first ever pilotless flight for the jet included various maneuvers at 40,000 feet and reached supersonic speeds.

"It's a replication of current, real world situations and aircraft platforms they can shoot as a target. Now we have a 9G capable, highly sustainable aerial target," Inman, Commander, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, said in a statement.

Woomera rocket park images by Sascha Grant