Belgian World War I fighter ace Willy Coppens records his first kill.
Known as the Stout ST-1, the first all-metal airplane designed for the U.S. Navy makes its first flight piloted by Eddie Stinson.
The Stout ST-1, the first all-metal airplane built for the U.S. Navy, makes its first flight, piloted by aviation pioneer Eddie Stinson.
McGee Airways pioneers the transportation of fresh meat and milk to the Alaskan interior.
A North American F-86 Sabre becomes the first jet-powered aircraft to break the sound barrier.
Two YF-12 were flown to Eglin AFB in Florida for firing trials. On the same day JimEastham fired an unarmed AIM-47 against a QB-47 flying 60,000 feet below. The missile passed throughthe QB-47s horizontal stabilizer. The YF-12s scored an impressive 6 hits out of 7 attempts. The single miss was attributed to missile gyro defects.
Apollo 6's SIV-B staqe re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and the Apollo 6 command module is recovered.
The world straight-line distance record for a single-seat sailplane is set by German Hans Werner Grosse, who sails 907 miles (1,460 km) in a Sleicher AS-W12 sailplane.
Helicopters play a major role as British forces recapture South Georgia Island from Argentine forces.
NASA exploration spacecraft Pioneer 10 flies past the orbit of Pluto.
Hubble Space Telescope - USA & Europe Telescope launched. The Hubble Space Telescope has returned high-resolution images of Mars and the other outer planets of the Solar System. In July 1994, it photographed the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter.