A Few Important Web Sites

The Internet has proven to be a valuable research tool. Information about almost any topic is available on-line. Finding that information, however, can be difficult. The Web sites listed below relate specifically to articles in this work. Although every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, readers must be aware that Web sites are continually being updated and hence there may be changes in the homepages listed. Please note when entering these Universal Resource Locators (URLs) that proper capitalization and punctuation are required. The standard prefix “http://,” often automatically inserted by one’s Web browser, has been excluded from the below-listed URLs in order to avoid redundancy.


AVStop Magazine Online

AvStop Magazine Online provides readers with general aviation information, news stories (both contemporary and historical), as well as research tools, editorials, and classifed advertising.

National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Web site contains in-depth information about the museum and its holdings.

Science Daily

An on-line magazine devoted to science, technology, and medicine. Articles are selected from news releases submitted by universities and research organizations around the world.


Advanced Propulsion Researches

A personal site showcasing a collection of advanced propulsion research, complete with images and subject-specific links to additional papers, publications, and Web sites.

Chemical Propulsion Information Agency

A program of The Johns Hopkins University, the Chemical Propulsion Information Agency Web site provides readers with a list of propulsion news and technology reviews related to the propulsion industry, a calendar of events database related to the aerospace industry, and a comprehensive list of propulsion acronyms and trade names.

Meridian International

This informative Web page discusses advanced propulsion systems in a clear and easy-to-read manner. The home page host is Meridian International, an aerospace market research firm.

Stanford University

A university research site for information on scramjets, advanced propulsion, and pulse detonation engines.



This site hosts multiple forums for professional engineers in a variety of disciplines to discuss work-related topics in a noncommercial setting. Specific forum headings include aeronautic engineers and aerospace engineers.

NASA Quest

Designed specifically for the kindergarten through twelfth grade classroom, this NASA Quest site, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides a firsthand look into aerodynamic design research.

Space and Tech

(www.spaceandtech.com/spacedata/engines/ engines.shtml)
This section, of a larger, informative space-related Web site, gives a brief overview of rocket engines, as well as providing a large list of specific engine types and a summary of each.


A private company providing a variety of engineering services for the commercial development and exploration of space. The site contains a library of contracted study reports and research papers.


Most major airlines around the world maintain Web sites that provide travelers with information about the airline’s history, fleet, schedule, and pricing information. A comprehensive but by no means all-inclusive list follows.

North America



Air Canada


AirTran Airways

(formerly ValuJet) (www.airtran.com)

Alaska Airlines


Aloha Airlines


America West Airlines


American Airlines


American Trans Air


Continental Airlines


Delta Air Lines


Frontier Airlines


Hawaiian Airlines


JetBlue Airways


Mexicana Airlines


Midwest Express


National Airlines

(www.nationalairlines.com or www. southwest.com)

Southwest Airlines

(www.iflyswa.com or www.southwest.com)

United Air Lines


US Airways


Caribbean and South America

Air Jamaica

(Jamaica) (www.airjamaica.com)

Lan Chile

(Chile) (www.lanchile.com)

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

(Bolivia) (www.labairlines.com)


(Brazil) (www.vasp.com.br)


Aer Lingus

(Ireland) (www.aerlingus.ie)


(Russia) (www.aeroflot.com)

Air Atlanta


(Iceland) (www.atlanta.is)

Air Europe

(Italy [non-English site]) (www.aireurope.it)

Air France

(France) (www.airfrance.com)


(Italy) (www.alitalia.com)

Austrian Airlines

(Austria) (www.aua.com or www.austrianair.com)

British Airways

(United Kingdom) (www.britishairways.com)

British Midland

(United Kingdom) (www.flybmi.com)

Czech Airlines

(Czech Republic) (www.csa.cz)

Finnair (

Finland) (www.finnair.com)


(Greenland) (www.greenland-guide.dk/gla)
Iberia (Spain) (www.iberia.com)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

(the Netherlands) (www.klm.nl)

Lauda Air

(Austria) (www.laudaair.com)


(Germany) (www.lufthansa.com)

Malev Hungarian Airlines

(Hungary) (www.malev.hu)

Portugalia Airlines

(Portugal) (www.pga.pt)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

(Scandinavia) (www.scandinavian.net)


(Switzerland) (www.swissair.com)

Turkish Airlines

(Turkey) (www.turkishairlines.com)

Virgin Atlantic

(United Kingdom) (www.virgin-atlantic.com)


Air Macau

(Macau) (www.airmacau.com.mo)


(Malaysia) (www.airasia.com)


(India) (www.airindia.com)

All Nippon Airways

(Japan) (www.ana.co.jp/index_e.html)

Asiana Airlines

(Korea) (www.asiana.co.kr)

Cathay Pacific

(Hong Kong) (www.cathaypacific-air.com)

China Airlines

(China) (www.china-airlines.com/us/index.htm#)



JAL Japan Airlines

(Japan) (www.japanair.com)

Korean Air

(Korea) (www.koreanair.com)

Malaysia Airlines

(Malaysia) (www.malaysiaairlines.com.my)

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

(Mongolia) (www.miat.com.mn)

Philippine Airlines

(Philippines) (www.philippineair.com)

Singapore Airlines

(Singapore) (www.singaporeair.com)

Thai Airways International

(Thailand) (www.thaiair.com)

Uzbekistan Airways

(Uzbekistan) (www.uzbekistan-airways.com)

Africa and the Middle East

Air Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe) (www.airzimbabwe.com)



El Al



(United Arab Emirates) (www.emirates.com)

Ethiopian Airlines

(Ethiopia) (www.flyethiopian.com)

Ghana Airways

(Ghana) (www.ghana-airways.com)

Gulf Air

(United Arab Emirates) (www.gulfairco.com)

Qatar Airways

(Qatar) (www.qatarairways.com)

Royal Air Maroc

(Morocco) (www.royalairmaroc.com)

South African Airways

(South Africa) (www.saa.co.za)

Australia and the Pacific Islands

Air New Zealand

(New Zealand) (www.airnz.com)

Air Pacific

(Fiji) (www.airpacific.com)

Air Vanuatu


Aircalin Air Caledonie International

(New Caledonia) (www.aircalin.nc/index_en.htm)


(Australia) (www.ansett.com.au)


(Australia) (www.qantas.com.au)


U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this Web page gives significant information on the training requirements, working conditions, and general nature of the work of aircraft pilots and flight engineers.

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this Web page gives significant information on the training requirements, working conditions, and general nature of the work of flight attendants.


AirSafe.com (www.airsafe.com)
A comprehensive on-line database of aviation safety information, aviation facts, and information on aviation disasters, founded by a former aviation safety analyst with Boeing.


An on-line database of air shows in the United States and around the world. Also included are links to individual performers and performance groups.

Bermuda Triangle.Org

Provides current and in-depth information about the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle.

The Golden Age of Aviation and Antique/Classic Airplane Site

(www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/4515/map.htm) A personal Web site dedicated to the “golden age of aviation.” The site includes a history of air racing, pictures of classic airplanes, and links to additional aviation sites and organizations.


This site lists skydiving centers across the United States, with links to those centers, own Web sites. Also included are answers to frequently asked questions and descriptions of skydiving courses.

Skyrage Foundation

The Skyrage Foundation’s Web site was started by a flight attendant and her husband shortly after she had been injured by a passenger while inflight. The site lists current and archived articles on air rage as well as several articles on research studies on the issue of air rage.


The manufacturer sites listed below all contain information on the companies’ histories and product lines and an assortment of news features, press releases, and photos.







Cessna Aircraft Company


Fokker aircraft


Gulfstream jets


Hughes aircraft




Lockheed Martin


Northrop Grumman


Piper aircraft



Academy of Model Aeronautics

The official Web site of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. It lists its membership services, links to publications, and a calendar of competitions.

Advanced Space Transportation Program

NASA’s Advanced Space Transportation Program site contains information about reusable launch vehicles.

Association of Professional Flight Attendants

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Web site, and the organization itself, is designed for the flight attendants of American Airlines. Most areas are password protected, but the News & Events feature is open to the public and contains relevant news stories on the airline industry and stories that would be of interest to flight attendants. Related sites of flight attendant organizations for other airlines include those of United Air Lines (www .unitedafa.org), US Airways (www.afausairways.org), and Northwest Airlines (www.local2000.org).

Astronaut Hall of Fame

The Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, is the organization responsible fortius Web site. It offers readers biographies on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts, press releases and photos, and a virtual tour of the hall of fame.

Blue Angels

The official Web site of the United States Navy Blue Angels lists the squadron’s history, current officers, show schedules, and photos.

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Web site lists traveler information and tips, a real-time map display of the status of airports across the United States, and press releases, reports, and fact sheets.


Created primarily as a message board in late 1998 by an individual flight attendant, FlightAttendants.Org has become a warehouse of information, news stories, and other areas of interest to flight attendants worldwide. The site offers individual e-mail accounts, reports on “air rage” incidents, and a large listing of related Internet links.

International Aerobatics Club

The Web site for the International Aerobatics Club. This site answers frequently asked questions including how to begin and locate aerobatic flight schools, lists a calendar of regional and national events, and includes aviation photos and Internet links.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Web site, this government organization’s site provides Internet researchers with everything from aerospace technology and space exploration information, to jobs and internship listings, to a multimedia image/video/audio gallery.

National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation

The mission of the National Air Disaster Alliance/ Foundation is “To raise the standard of safety, security and survivability for aviation passengers and to support victims’ families.” The site features sections devoted to news articles, discussions, and assistance, such as family support, training, and the Red Cross.

National Transportation Safety Board

The aviation section of the National Transportation Safety Board contains over 46,000 descriptions of aviation accidents, as well as reports of major investigations and public hearings.


The official Web site of the International Organization of Women Pilots, commonly known as the Ninety-nines, contains articles on the history of the organization and advances for women pilots and programs such as grants and scholarships.

Royal Air Force

This is the official Web site of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF). The site contains, among many other items, news stories, a picture gallery, and a listing of links to stations, squadrons, and RAF associations.

Women’s Airforce Service Pilots

This site is dedicated to the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, and includes official government records and reports, a gallery of photographs, audio and video clips, and resource guides such as a timeline and glossary of World War II terms.


Armstrong, Neil

Features include an extensive biography and a log of Armstrong’s flights.
A brief biography of Neil Armstrong. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/armstrongn.html)
A lengthy biography of Armstrong’s career.

Branson, Richard

An informative biography of the multimillionaire entrepreneur.
A brief biography and article focusing on Branson’s entrepreneurial achievements. (www.time.com/time/magazine/archive/1996/dom/960624/entrepreneurs.html)
A 1996 Time magazine article focusing on Branson’s business ventures.

Braun, Wernher von


A biographical sketch with a photo gallery and sound files.

(www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/sputnik/ braun.html)
A brief biography of von Braun. (liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/history/vonBraun/ vonBraun.html)

An extensive personal and professional biography.


A lengthy biography of von Braun’s career.

(www.redstone.army.mil/history/vonbraun/ welcome.html)
A briefbiography with extensive photograph and video collections.

Byrd, Richard E.

(www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/AboutByrd/ AboutByrd.html)
A detailed biography with a separate chronological list of major events in Byrd’s life. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/byrd.html)

Lengthy biography of Byrd’s career.


A brief but informative biography.


A lengthy biography of Byrd.

Chanute, Octave

A very brief biography of Chanute, with a bibliography of related titles.
A review of Chanute’s contributions to aviation, particularly his glider experiments. (hawaii.psychology.msstate.edu/invent/i/Chanute/ Chanute_articles.html)
Features diary entries, papers, and correspondence by Chanute, as well as several newspaper articles. (www.loc.gov/exhibits/wright/wb005.html)
A brief biography and links to multiple photographs taken by Chanute of the Wright brothers’ experiments at Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/chanute.html)

An informative biography of Chanute’s career.

A very brief biography, featuring several clear photographs of early gliders.
(www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/preww1/pw1.htm) A brief article on Chanute’s glider.

Cochran, Jacqueline


A very brief biography of Cochran.


A very brief account of Cochran’s aviation career.


A brief biography with photo.

A brief biography of Cochran’s career.

Coleman, Bessie


A very brief biography.

Simple site with an extensive biography, broken into separate sections, and links to additional relevant sites. (www.faa.gov/avr/news/Bessie.htm)

A lengthy biography of Coleman.


A brief biography of Coleman.

A brief biography, with photo, links to a more complete biography within the same Smithsonian site. (www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flygirls/peopleevents/pandeAMEX02.html)
A lengthy biography of Coleman.

Doolittle, Jimmy

A brief biography of Doolittle, with a bibliography of related titles.

A very brief biography of Doolittle.

A very brief biography of Doolittle’s career.

Earhart, Amelia

A brief biography of Earhart, with a bibliography of related titles.
The official Web site of the estate of Amelia Earhart contains biography, quotes, photos, and links. (ellensplace.net/eae_intr.html)
An informative personal Web site, broken into “The Early Years,” “The Celebrity,” and “The Last Flight.” (www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq3-1.htm)
A brief biography with a bibliography. (www.nasm.edu/nasm/aero/women_aviators/
A brief illustrated biography. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/putnam.html)
A lengthy biography of Earhart’s career.

Gagarin, Yuri

An extensive, multipage biography that includes numerous personal and public photographs. (www.allstar.fiu.edu/aerojava/gagarin.htm)
A brief biography. (www.astronautix.com/astros/gagarin.htm)
Brief biography and a log of Gagarin’s flights. (www.kosmonaut.se/gagarin)
An informal, but informative and lengthy biography that includes an audio file of the Soviet national anthem.

Glenn, John

A detailed biography and log of Glenn’s flights. (www.astronauts.org/discover_heroes/glenn.htm)
A brief biography of Glenn. (www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/html/glennbio.htm)
The official NASA biography of astronaut John Glenn. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/glenn.html)
Lengthy biography of Glenn’s career, including a 1998 NASA press release.
Goddard, Robert H.
An informative biography. (www.clarku.edu/offices/library/archives/
A biographical chronology. (www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/service/gallery/fact_sheets/
A lengthy NASA biography, including Goddard’s historic “firsts.”
(www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/ goddardrobert.html)
An informative biography of Goddard’s career. (www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/profile/ goddard.html)
Lengthy biographical article from Time magazine Web site.
Hughes, Howard (www.aerofiles.com/bio_h.html)
Brief biography of Hughes. (www.myprimetime.com/work/ge/hughesbio/index.shtml)
An informative biography. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/hughes.html)
Brief biography of Hughes’s aviation career.

Johnson, Amy

A very brief biography with photo. (www.ninety-nines.org/johnson.html)
A brief but informative biography. (www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flygirls/peopleevents/
Informative biography of Johnson’s career. (www.raf.mod.uk/history/amyjohnson.html)
An extensive three-part biography of Britain’s “Queen of the Air.”

Langley, Samuel Pierpont

Brief biography of Langley’s career, with several photos.
Extensive four-part biography, including links and references.
(hawaii.psychology.msstate.edu/invent/i/Langley/ Langley.html)
Brief biography of Langley’s career. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/langley.html)
Brief biography of Langley’s career.

Leonardo da Vinci

Informative, somewhat brief biography. (www.flight100.org/history/davinci.html)
Biography focusing on da Vinci’s interest in flight. (galileo.imss.firenze.it/news/mostra/6/)
Biographical site with sections devoted to engineering and da Vinci’s studies of flight. (www.webgod.net/leonardo/Flight/)
A listing of images of da Vinci’s flight-related sketches.

Lilienthal, Otto

Sponsored by the Otto Lilienthal Museum, this site contains a short, chronological biography, a detailed annotated bibliography, and several galleries of photos. (www.nasm.edu/nasm/aero/aircraft/lilienth.htm)
Biography focusing on Lilienthal’s glider designs. (www.wam.umd.edu/~stwright/WrBr/inventors/Lilienthal.html)
A brief biography of Lilienthal’s career.

Lindbergh, Charles A.

An informative biography with lengthy bibliography. (www.firstflight.org/shrine/charles_lindbergh.html)
A brief biography of Lindbergh’s career. (www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/5460/
Informative biography from a personal aviation buff’s Web site.
The Web site of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.
A lengthy biography of Lindbergh’s career. (www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/
A lengthy biographical article from Time magazine’s Web site, written by Lindbergh’s youngest child.
Markham, Beryl
A lengthy, informative biography of Markham.
Brief biography mixed between other pilot biographies on the same page.

Mitchell, Billy

Very brief biography with a lengthy bibliography of related titles.
An informative biography of Mitchell’s career.
(www.thehistorynet.com/aviationhistory/articles/1997/ 0997_text.htm)
A lengthy biography of Mitchell’s life and career. Montgolfier brothers
A very brief biography of the brothers’ career.
A brief biography of Joseph-Michel Montgolfier.

Oberth, Hermann

Brief biography of Oberth. (www.kiosek.com/oberth)
A lengthy, informative biography, including extensive Web site links to related information.

Piccard, Auguste

An informative biography of Piccard includes biographical information on his twin brother, Jean.

Post, Wiley

An extensive biography of Post’s life and career, including partial logbook entries. (www.centennialjournal.com/jan2001stories/TrailblazerWileyPost.htm)
An informative and lengthy biography. (www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/5460/post.html)
Informative and brief biography of Post from a personal aviation buff’s Web site. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/post.html)
Brief biography of Post’s career.

Prandtl, Ludwig

Biography of Prandtl’s career. (mech.postech.ac.kr/fluidmech/history/Prandtl.html)
Brief biography of Prandtl’s career.

Reitsch, Hanna

(avstop.com/History/AroundTheWorld/German/ hanna.html)
Brief biography of Reitsch’s career. (www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/5460/ hanna.html)
Informative biography from a personal aviation buff’s Web site.

Richthofen, Manfred von

Brief biography of Richthofen’s career. (www.briggsenterprises.com/bluemax)
Lengthy, informative biography that includes a chart of Richthofen’s numerous air victories. (www.richthofen.com)
An on-line version of Richthofen’s 1917 topic DerRote Kampfflieger (The red fighter pilot), based on a 1918 English translation.
A very brief biography.

Rickenbacher, Eddie

Extensive biography of Rickenbacker’s life and career.
Lengthy biography of Rickenbacker’s career.
(www.thehistorynet.com/aviationhistory/articles/1999/ 0199_text.htm)
Informative, lengthy biography of Rickenbacker’s life and career.

Ride, Sally K.

A brief biography and log of Ride’s flights.
(www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/archives/87/ 870921.html)
A lengthy article about Ride’s departure from NASA.
(www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/96may/ ride.html)
A brief biography of Ride’s life and career, including a bibliography and related links. (www.nasm.edu/nasm/aero/women_aviators/sally_ride.htm)
A brief biography with photo. (quest.arc.nasa.gov/people/bios/women/sr.html)
An informative NASA biography of Ride.

Ru tan, Dick

Rutan’s personal Web site, containing extensive biographical information about his personal life, travels, and career experiences.

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

(www.pbs.org/kcet/chasingthesun/innovators/ aexupery.html)
A brief biography of Saint-Exupery’s aviation career. (www.villastjean.com/saint-exupery/Biography.htm)
A very brief biography of Saint-Exupery.

Santos-Dumont, Alberto

(educate.si.edu/scitech/impacto/graphic/aviation/ alberto.html)
A lengthy biography of Santos-Dumont, focusing on his aviation career.
A brief biography of Santos-Dumont’s career.
Informative biography of Santos-Dumont’s life and career.

Shepard, Alan

An extensive biography and log of Shepard’s flights.
A brief biography of Shepard. (www.jsc.nasa.gov/pao/shepard/)
NASA site devoted to Shepard includes a biography of his life and career, a photo gallery, and video clips. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/shepard.html)
An informative biography of Shepard’s career. (www.space.com/news/spacehistory/
A lengthy and informative article about Shepard’s place in the history of spaceflight. (www.time.com/time/search/article/0,8599,14136,00.html)
Abrief obituary article from Time magazine’s Web site. Sikorsky, Igor
A lengthy biography with a bibliography of related titles.
A lengthy biography of Sikorsky’s career.
The online Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives include
a listing of Sikorsky’s honors and awards, a photo gallery,
and numerous biographical and technical articles.

Tereshkova, Valentino

A relatively detailed biography of Tereshkova and a log of her flights.
An interview Russia Magazine conducted with Teresh-kova.
A very brief biography. (www.nauts.com/bios/cosmonaut/tereshkova.html)
A brief biography of Tereshkova’s career.

Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin

A brief biography of Tsiolkovsky’s career.

Verne, Jules

A lengthy and informative biography. (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/verne.htm)
Lengthy biography with an extensive bibliography and further readings section.

Wright brothers

A biography with a lengthy bibliography.
An interesting biography on the lives and careers of the
Wright brothers, along with an informative chronology of events in their lives.
Brief account of Orville Wright’s life and career that includes related Web site links. (www.lucidcafe.com/library/96apr/wrightw.html)
A brief biography of the life and career of Wilbur, includes related Web site links.
A brief biography of the brothers’ lives. (www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/profile/
A lengthy article from Time magazine’s Web site. (www.wam.umd.edu/~stwright/WrBr/Wrights.html)
A brief biography focusing on the brothers’ personal lives.

Yeager, Chuck

A lengthy biography of Yeager’s life and career. (www.astronautix.com/astros/yeager.htm)
A detailed biography of Yeager and a log of his flights. (www.chuckyeager.com)
An unofficial Yeager fan site includes chronological biography, photo gallery, and several video clips. (www.hq.nasa.gov/offfice/pao/History/x1/yeagphoto.html)
A gallery of Yeager-related photos. (www.nationalaviation.org/enshrinee/yeager.html)
An informative biography of Yeager’s career.

Yeager, Jeana

(www.nasm.edu/nasm/aero/women_aviators/ jenna_yeager.htm)
A very brief biography with photo.
Zeppelin, Ferdinand von
A brief biography. (www.uni-konstanz.de/FuF/Philo/Geschichte/Zeppelin/
A short but informative biography, with accompanying photos.


Topic Astronautica

This highly organized Web site is packed with information and articles concerning rockets, spacecraft, space programs, and biographies of people, past and present, associated with space exploration.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration in space. Contains links to images of spacecraft, NASA reports and publications, and other spaceflight Web sites.

Marshall Space Flight Center

This site is for the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, NASA’s lead center for space transportation systems development. The site contains flight center research, news releases, and a gallery of images. See also: (www.msfc.nasa.gov)

NASA Quest

Designed specifically for the kindergarten through twelfth grade classroom, this NASA Quest site allows Web browsers to learn about the men and women of the NASA space program.

Space and Tech

This Web site is run by Andrews Space and Technology, a private company focused on providing highly technical engineering, product development, and research for the space industry. The site displays a calendar ofupcom-ing launches, a comprehensive archive of news articles, and a short list of Webcam sites.


This multimedia company, based on the Internet, offers news, research, and educational material on space and space-related content as well as on-line entertainment, games, and software.


SpaceDaily is a comprehensive, up-to-date Web site of news articles and information on space, space exploration, and related topics.


Airship: The Home Page for Lighter-Than-Air Craft (spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/airship.html)
A personal site dedicated to lighter-than-air craft, specifically airships (sometimes referred to as blimps). The site contains answers to frequently asked questions, links to similar sites, and a listing of manufacturers.


This Web page devoted to Boeing-manufactured Air Force One contains a fact sheet, photos, and specifications of the presidential aircraft.

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose is housed in the Evergreen Aviation Museum, and this is that organization’s Web site. The site lists a brief history of the aircraft, design specifications, and photographs.

Helicopter History Site

A site dedicated to the history of helicopters. It contains multimedia files of sound and images, a listing of helicopter manufacturers, and a chat room.

Hot Air Balloons USA

This site lists ballooning companies across the United States, with information and links to those companies’ own Web sites. Also included are answers to frequently asked questions about ballooning.


A very simple Web site, this page features a list of kite topics such as plans, manufacturers, places to fly kites, and kite clubs. All categories list numerous links to related sites.

National Air and Space Museum

The Spirit of St. Louis page on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s Web site documents Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic flight, lists the design specifics of the aircraft, and provides images.

National UFO Reporting Center

This Web site of the National UFO Reporting Center is “dedicated to the collection and dissemination of objective UFO Data.” The site maintains a database of reported sightings, several in-depth reports, and a telephone hotline number for reporting UFO sightings.
Official Web Site of Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets
(USAF Ret.) (www.theenolagay.com)
This site features detailed information about and photos of Tibbets, the Enola Gay, and the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Space and Tech

Part of a larger space-related Web site by Andrews Space and Technology, this section gives an overview of reusable launch vehicles, as well as listing several specific vehicles and providing a summary of each.

U.S. Navy

This Web site gives information about the United States Navy’s aircraft carriers and includes a listing of carriers with specifications and photos, and a history of the aircraft carrier.

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