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  • Boeing-X36 aircraft

    This Month in Exploration - May

    05.01.07 - Ten years ago, this tailless aircraft completed its first flight. Read This Month in Exploration for more quick facts about aviation and exploration history.

  • F-18 Research Vehicle

    This Month in Exploration - April

    04.02.07 - Twenty years ago NASA began testing this F-18 Research Vehicle. Read This Month in Exploration for more quick facts about aviation and exploration history.

  • Vuia2 airplane

    This Month in Exploration - March

    03.01.07 - One hundred years ago, this plane unfolded its wings and flew 33 feet. Read This Month in Exploration for more quick facts about aviation and exploration history.

  • HESSI Observatory

    This Month in Exploration - February

    02.02.07 - Five years ago, NASA launched the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI) Observatory to study the behavior of solar flares. Read This Month in Exploration for more quick facts about aviation and exploration history.

  • Stardust Spacecraft

    This Month in Exploration - January

    01.03.07 - In January 2002, the Stardust spacecraft reached its farthest distance from Earth. Check out This Month in Exploration for more interesting facts about aviation and exploration history.

  • TIMED Spacecraft

    This Month in Exploration - December

    12.08.06 - In December 2001, NASA launched a research satellite to study the impact humans have on the least understood part of Earth's atmosphere. Find out the satellite's name, and discover other interesting developments that occurred in December.

  • Image of Surveyor.

    This Month in Exploration - November

    11.01.06 - In November 1996, NASA launched the Mars Global Surveyor to study Mars and its atmosphere. Read about other important aviation and space exploration moments that took place in November.

  • X-Wing Rotorcraft

    This Month in Exploration - October

    10.11.06 - This rotor aircraft made its first flight thirty years ago. Find out what other aviation and space exploration accomplishments occurred in October.

  • Vintage Postcard

    This Month in Exploration - September

    09.08.06 - Find out how the aircraft pictured on this vintage postcard played a role in the advent of aviation. Check out This Month in Exploration for more quick facts about space exploration, from its roots in aeronautics to its fascinating future.

  • USS Akron

    This Month in Exploration - August

    08.09.06 - The USS Akron was officially christened inside the hangar at the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation in August 1981. Learn about more August exploration events.

  • Image of Space Suit

    This Month in Exploration - July

    07.01.06 - Learn how lunar surface operations are fine-tuned in the dessert, and find out about other aviation and space exploration events.

  • This Month in Exploration - June

    06.02.06 - Read what important first this woman accomplished in June's "This Month in Exploration." Check out other June anniversaries too!

  • GOES-5 Satellite Image

    This Month in Exploration - May

    05.17.06 - Find out when the GOES-5 weather satellite started monitoring the atmosphere for moisture levels, and learn what other aviation and space accomplishments have occurred in the month of May.