10 Most Amazing Flying Machines Ever


NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour appears to hang off one end of the International Space Station in this photo taken by an astronaut aboard a nearby Soyuz spacecraft on May 23, 2011 during Endeavour’s final mission. It is one of the first-ever images of a space shuttle docked at the space station. CREDIT: NASA View full size image Humanity has reached out to the stars on the wings and rockets of incredible flying machines, culminating in a permanent space station orbiting above the Earth. But the journey from the skies to space includes many smaller steps that opened humans' eyes to knowing what is possible under the heavens. Each step represented a human flight of fancy transformed into a…

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