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  • Perfect Landing!

    The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew are home after completing a 13-day journey of more than 5.2 million miles in space. Endeavour's STS-118 mission successfully added another truss segment, a new gyroscope and an external spare parts platform to the International Space Station.

    Endeavour's Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Tracy Caldwell, Rick Mastracchio, Barbara R. Morgan, Alvin Drew and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday at 12:32 p.m. EDT.

  • Endeavour Undocks from Space Station

    Space Shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 7:56 a.m. EDT (1156 UTC) today, ending an almost nine-day stay at the orbital outpost for the STS-118 crew.

    Undocking was moved up a day in preparation for landing on Tuesday. The earlier landing opportunity was selected in the event Hurricane Dean threatens the Houston area. It allows an opportunity for the shuttle to land before Mission Control, Houston, would be shut down in preparation for a storm. Mission managers are continuing to monitor the situation and assess their options.

  • Endeavour Off to Space

    Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off on Aug. 8 on a flawless beginning for the STS-118 mission. With engines and boosters roaring and spectators cheering, the shuttle headed spaceward as it cut through the late afternoon sky over Florida's east coast. Endeavour and the seven-member STS-118 crew are set to land Aug. 22 at Kennedy Space Center.

  • Canada One C-17 Makes Historic Flight

    July 25, 2007 - BOEING/DND - It was a three-hour and 45-minute flight into Canadian aviation history on Monday afternoon as Canada One, the first of four new C-17 Globemaster IIIs Canada has on order from Boeing, took its first flight.

    The first Canadian C-17, with the Maple Leaf and giant Canada word mark emblazoned on its fuselage, took off at 3:36 p.m. for its maiden flight from Long Beach, California Airport.

  • First CF Pilots Certified on The C-17

    “It’s like a CC-130 on steroids,” says pilot Major Jean Maisonneuve. It carries four times the payload, flies 40 percent faster and can fly twice as far. And Maj Maisonneuve and Maj Jeremy Reynolds are the first Canadian Air Force pilots certified on the C-17 Globemaster III.

    Maj Maisonneuve, chief check pilot at 429 Transport Squadron at 8 Wing Trenton, says the aircraft offers much in the way of tactical and operational capabilities. First, it has phenomenal stopping power. Travelling at 209 kilometres per hour, it can come to a full stop on a runway measuring between 609 and 914 metres—that’s at a weight of 200 tons. To compare, Maj Maisonneuve says that’s about one-third the size of a runway found at a major Canadian airport.

  • First CF C-17 rolls out of factory

    The first C-17 Globemaster III to be based in Canada rolled out of the Boeing factory on its way to the paint hangar June 16 at the Long Beach, Calif. assembly facility. Canada's first C-17 airlifter is scheduled for delivery in early August to its new home at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario.

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