Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Are you planning to visit Niagara?: If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls and you have the curiosity to know about the place you are going to visit, the information here would make your trip even more enjoyable and memorable. If you have already visited, these details, which have been collected from documentary film, articles, books and write ups, would help you add more to your knowledge bank.
Above: Every passenger visiting the falls in the boat is provided a disposable raincoat.
Below: An "Out of the world" enchanting and breathtaking view of Niagara Falls at night.
Bridal veil fall. as seen from the observation deck.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
1909 Wright Military Flyer
The 1909 Wright Military Flyer was the World's first military airplane. In 1908, the U.S. Army Signal Corps ordered a two-seat observation aircraft-- one that was relatively simple to operate, could reach a speed of at least 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour in still air, and could remain in the air for at least one hour without landing.
The Army also required that the aircraft should be easy to assemble and disassemble and be able to land safely and take off quickly. By May 1909, Orville Wright successfully met the Signal Corps's specifications with this airplane, and the military gained its wings. In 1911, the War Department of US presented Wright Military Flyer to the Smithsonian Institution.
From the beginning of their aeronautical work the Wright Brothers focused developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to cracking "the flying problem". W
right Brothers' fundamental breakthrough was their invention of three-axis control i.e; yaw (nose movement up and down), Pitch (nose movement left and right) and Roll (sideways wings movement left and right), which enabled the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium.
V S Saxena
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
|Milestone: First successful self powered heavier than air machine to undertake sustained manned flight.|
|Date of Milestone: December 17, 1903|
|Aircraft: Wright Flyer 1|
|Pilot: Orville Wright|
Milestone: First Successful Liquid-Propellant Rocket
|Date of Milestone: March 16, 1926|
|Rocket: Goddard 1926 Liquid-Propellant Rocket|
|Engineer: Robert H. Goddard|
|Artifact Location: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Milestones of Flight Gallery|
Milestone: First Nonstop Solo Transatlantic Flight
|Date of Milestone: May 21, 1927|
|Aircraft: Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"|
|Pilot: Charles A. Lindbergh|
|Aircraft Location: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Milestones of Flight Gallery|