Cohetes y sus "jinetes". Tumblr con imágenes menos vistas, sobre las personas y las máquinas que siguieron La Estela de Gagarin
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5/24/61, New York: “Lt. Richard F. Gordon (L), 31, of Seattle, Wash., who piloted the winning plane, holds a replica of the Bendix Air Trophy with Radar-Interceptor Officer Bobbie R. Young (R), 34, of Modesto, Calif., after they flew a U.S. Navy Phantom II jet coast-to-coast in 2 hours and 47 minutes. The Bendix Trophy Air Race started at Ontario, Calif., and finished at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, a distance of 2,445.9 miles.”
Two years after breaking this record, Gordon would be selected into the NASA’s 1963 astronaut class.

lightthiscandle:

5/24/61, New York: “Lt. Richard F. Gordon (L), 31, of Seattle, Wash., who piloted the winning plane, holds a replica of the Bendix Air Trophy with Radar-Interceptor Officer Bobbie R. Young (R), 34, of Modesto, Calif., after they flew a U.S. Navy Phantom II jet coast-to-coast in 2 hours and 47 minutes. The Bendix Trophy Air Race started at Ontario, Calif., and finished at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, a distance of 2,445.9 miles.”

Two years after breaking this record, Gordon would be selected into the NASA’s 1963 astronaut class.

  1. lightthiscandle ha reblogueado esto desde kaiyves y ha añadido:
    Thank you for the background info, that’s awesome!
  2. kaiyves ha reblogueado esto desde lightthiscandle y ha añadido:
    Floyd Bennett Field is a really interesting place in aerospace history— it was New York City’s first municipal airport...
  3. rocketsandriders ha reblogueado esto desde lightthiscandle