From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations – Dmitriyev et al — Mir Books

In this post, we will see the book From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations  by A. Yu. Dmitriyev; V. P. Denisov; A. A. Yermil’ov; V. A. Polyakov; B. I. Zhelyabin; A. V. Kirsanov; I. L. Leonidov; A. A. Timonin; A. M. Tumano About the book Book discusses the Soviet manned space program. The main stages of […]

From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations – Dmitriyev et al — Mir Books

Some Applications Of Mechanics To Mathematics (Popular Lectures in Mathematics Vol 3) – Uspenskii — Mir Books

In this post, we will see the book Some Applications Of Mechanics To Mathematics by V. A. Uspenskii. This book is Volume 3 of the Popular Lectures in Mathematics series. About the book The applications of mathematics to physics (in particular, to mechanics) are well-known. We need only open a school text-book to find examples. […]

Some Applications Of Mechanics To Mathematics (Popular Lectures in Mathematics Vol 3) – Uspenskii — Mir Books

1910: The Start of a Pioneering Airshow in California — Transportation History

January 10, 1910 The first major airshow in the United States — as well as one of the earliest airshows worldwide — made its debut at Dominguez Field in Los Angeles County, California. Approximately 254,000 spectators turned out for the 10-day extravaganza, which was characterized by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the greatest public […]

1910: The Start of a Pioneering Airshow in California — Transportation History

Chet’s Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan Makes #DavesCarIDService

This pleasant surprise was on my Twitter feed this AM:

This of course is from David Burge’s Car ID Service, one of the most fun things on Twitter and elsewhere these days (and Twitter could use many more.)

The photo appears at my page on the Congressional Airport, and has been on this site since its launch in 2004. The fact that the car dates from 1929-31 squares well with the narrative; Chet received his pilot’s license after training at Congressional on 1 July 1930, but gravitated away from that facility, first to Washington-Hoover Airport and then to College Park Airport.