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After a stop at Seattle-Tacoma airport to collect $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1.28 million today) and four parachutes, he leapt to an uncertain fate over southwestern Washington. Despite an extensive manhunt and a 45-year-long FBI investigation, the perpetrator's identity and fate remain unknown. The crime remains the only unsolved air piracy in commercial aviation history.
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia19968orig.jpg NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/p23-092-09.jpg NASA’s X-59 research aircraft moves from its construction site to the flight line – or the space between the hangar and the runway – at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, on June 16, 2023.
https://www.dlr.de/en/latest/news/2023/02/mars-in-colour-as-never-seen-before/simulated-view-of-the-hrsc-colour-mosaic/@@images/image-1600-799af8d16c391d1b9aada552e5a86f59.jpeg To mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft, the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) science team is announcing the upcoming release of a global colour mosaic of Mars that is unparalleled in the accuracy of its colour information and provides insight into the diverse composition of rock, sand and dust on the surface.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/52920038606_816bedf573_k.jpeg The SpaceX Dragon crew spacecraft, named Freedom, is seen as it approaches the International Space Station with four Axiom Mission 2 private astronauts aboard on Monday, May 22, 2023.
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http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/682400main_pia14922_full_full.jpg Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, looks quite small in comparison to the giant planet behind it in this natural color view from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/friendship_7_8_glenn_ingressing_spacecraft_314095main_image_1288_full.jpg Astronaut John Glenn enters the Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7, prior to the launch of Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) on Feb. 20, 1962. Credit: NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21590_orig.jpg A blue halo glows around Pluto’s receding crescent in this parting image taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.
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