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Flight History

senior-crown:

Al White and Colonel Joe Cotton begin their pre-flight inspection of the Valkyrie. Today’s plan isn’t a taxi test, or an engine run-up. White and Cotton will lift the XB-70, the heaviest plane ever built, into the skies above the Mojave Desert and fly from North American’s Palmdale (“Plant 42”) facility to Edwards Air Force Base, the Air Force’s Flight Test Center (AFFTC).

This whole website is really great, but here’s the section on the first flight, 50 years ago today.

senior-crown:

zainisaari:

XB-70 VALKYRIE

The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the proposed B-70 nuclear-armed deep penetration bomber for the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. Designed in the late 1950s, the Valkyrie was a large six-engined aircraft able to fly Mach 3+ at an altitude of 70,000 ft (21,000 m), which would have allowed it to avoid interceptors, the only effective anti-bomber weapon at the time.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Valkyrie flight!

nyworldsfaircollections:

Nice look at the architecture of another Fair…

libraryofva:

Recent Acquisition - Photograph Collection

"Expo 67, Canada , August 1967"
W. Robert Hart Collection.

design-is-fine:

Ralf Schüler & Ursulina Schüler-Witte, Tower Restaurant Steglitz, 1976. Berlin. © Berlinische Galerie, 2011. Photo: Ralf Schüler

Known locally as the “Beer Brush” because of its angularly jutting, bright red crown and usage as a restaurant, today the building is seen as an outstanding example of post-war architectural modernism in Berlin.

design-is-fine:

Ralf Schüler & Ursulina Schüler-Witte, Tower Restaurant Steglitz, 1976. Berlin. © Berlinische Galerie, 2011. Photo: Ralf Schüler

Known locally as the “Beer Brush” because of its angularly jutting, bright red crown and usage as a restaurant, today the building is seen as an outstanding example of post-war architectural modernism in Berlin.

(via howweimagined)

the-final-sentence:

Final sentences:

[He put out his hand, and quite noiselessly the great window widened down to us, and the splendid nearer prospect of that dreamland city was before me.] “This is our home,” he said smiling, and with thoughtful eyes on me.

from In the Days of the Comet

And so, in hope and solitude, my story ends.

from The Island of Dr. Moreau 

And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers—shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle—to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.

from The Time Machine

And strangest of all is it to hold my wife’s hand again, and to think that I have counted her, and that she has counted me, among the dead.

from The War of the Worlds

thelandofmaps:

What 16th Century Arabs thought Europe looked like on Top of an Actual Map of Europe [1993 × 1375]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

What 16th Century Arabs thought Europe looked like on Top of an Actual Map of Europe [1993 × 1375]
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thelandofmaps:

Location of Nuclear Power Plants in the World, 2011 [1968x945]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

Location of Nuclear Power Plants in the World, 2011 [1968x945]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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futurist-foresight:

This map shows the locations of the worlds metros.
mapsontheweb:

Location of all of the world’s metro systems

futurist-foresight:

This map shows the locations of the worlds metros.

mapsontheweb:

Location of all of the world’s metro systems

did-you-kno:

The funeral of William the Conqueror was cut short when his body exploded, sending mourners running for the door to escape the putrid stench. Source

did-you-kno:

The funeral of William the Conqueror was cut short when his body exploded, sending mourners running for the door to escape the putrid stench. Source

8bitfuture:

GIF: Evolution of the iPhone

8bitfuture:

GIF: Evolution of the iPhone

(Source: Gizmodo, via drunk-ramblings)

justhavetofeelthewaves:

cinyma:

Heathers (1988)

:))

This made me smile so much when I saw it on my dash :))

stoleyogirl:

I don’t care if this isn’t your blog type, if you don’t reblog this I’m judg-

image

Except I’ll do it with pepper spray.

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