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Reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Makes Successful First Flight

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This morning on Twitter, SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted this video of the Falcon 9 reusable (F9R) rocket making a successful first flight. It ascended to approximately 250 meters before returning back to Earth vertically, on its own "legs." The video was filmed using a hexacopter drone. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Video: AWACS Aerial Refueling over Afghanistan, March 2014

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A U.S. Air force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, refuels a NATO E-3 AWACS over northern Afghanistan Mar. 4, 2014, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during their more than seven hour combat sortie, off-loading over 70,000 lbs. of fuel. (www.aviationvideos.co) More...

What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

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Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's nothing but pure, unadulterated, capital-A Awesome. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Bluefin Mission 7 Marks Halfway Point in Flight 370 Sea Floor Search - Hunt Continues without ‘Contacts of Interest’

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Australian officials announced Sunday that the underwater search has covered “approximately 50%” of the highly targeted search area, adding that nothing from Flight 370 has been found. Bluefin 21, the autonomous underwater vehicle tasked with the search of the sea floor for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, completed its seventh mission Sunday having covered approximately half of the “focused underwater search area” according to Australian authorities. To date, it has not yet found any… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...