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Northrop T-38 Talon (N966NA) - The same jet Neil Armstrong flew to Cape Canaveral before the Apollo 11 launch, lines up on final to Runway 17R at Houston Spaceport on 11 February 2022
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Northrop T-38 Talon (N966NA)


The same jet Neil Armstrong flew to Cape Canaveral before the Apollo 11 launch, lines up on final to Runway 17R at Houston Spaceport on 11 February 2022


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Robert Tinsley
That back story took some doing to figure. However that Neil Armstrong flew this to the "Cape" in 69" is awesome!
Its now been modified so many times he wouldn't recognize it anymore.
Chris Croft
LTJG Armstrong had time in over 200 aircraft. I think he could recognize a T-38 regardless of its modifications.
Arnold Hauswald
Nice photo and accompanying info. That's the way I usually see aircraft overflying my house. So, Houston now has a Spaceport? Co-located with or on Ellington AFB/AFNG. I did not know that.
Don't believe I've ever seen this view of a T-38 before! Beautifully done!
Insane view... Wonderful aircraft!
Mark Bullock
Spent a lot of time upside down in the cockpit of T-38s, working on the seats and canopies.
Kam Bahrami
@Arnold Hauswald Yeah, the crew office at JSC have always flown out of the NASA hangar at Ellington. I am one of the NASA flight controllers and part of all of our training is to get familiar with the facilities. Ellington was always fun to go to especially if you are an av-geek. Our bootcamp class in 2012 got our class photo in front of one of these birds.
Really nice to see a relatively spotless view of the normally "dirty side down" part and three cheers for J85s, CJ610s when you absolutely, positively must turn kerosene into speed and noise!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 02:28PM CST 03:11PM CST 0:42
16-Feb-2024 UnknownChennault Intl ()Houston Ellington () 10:11AM CST 11:03AM CST 0:51
16-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Chennault Intl () 08:29AM CST 09:16AM CST (?) 0:46
15-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 04:03PM CST 05:06PM CST 1:03
13-Feb-2024 UnknownSan Angelo Rgnl ()Houston Ellington () 04:05PM CST 05:16PM CST 1:10
13-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()San Angelo Rgnl () 12:43PM CST 01:49PM CST 1:06
13-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 08:34AM CST 09:44AM CST 1:09
12-Feb-2024 UnknownChennault Intl ()Houston Ellington () 04:46PM CST 05:36PM CST 0:49
12-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Chennault Intl () 02:23PM CST 03:23PM CST (?) 1:00
12-Feb-2024 UnknownVictoria Rgnl ()Houston Ellington () 11:44AM CST 12:41PM CST 0:56
12-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Victoria Rgnl () 09:10AM CST 10:05AM CST (?) 0:55
08-Feb-2024 UnknownEl Paso Intl ()Houston Ellington () 02:28PM MST 04:42PM CST 1:13
08-Feb-2024 UnknownMidland Intl Air and Space Port ()El Paso Intl () 11:35AM CST 11:08AM MST 0:32
08-Feb-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Midland Intl Air and Space Port () 09:43AM CST 10:43AM CST 1:00
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