64 Votes (4.72 Average) and 6,340 Views  

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
/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Northrop T-38 Talon (N966NA)

Submitted

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

Comments

Please log in or register to post a comment.

Robert Tinsley
That back story took some doing to figure. However that Neil Armstrong flew this to the "Cape" in 69" is awesome!
avionik99
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.
adelma
Don't believe I've ever seen this view of a T-38 before! Beautifully done!
Jorgiane Kaminski
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.
bentwing60
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!
ACTIVITY LOG
Want a full history search for N966NA dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
08-Aug-2022 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 03:25PM CDT 04:30PM CDT 1:04
05-Aug-2022 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 09:58AM CDT 10:49AM CDT 0:50
04-Aug-2022 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 10:57AM CDT 11:48AM CDT 0:51
03-Aug-2022 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 02:05PM CDT 02:57PM CDT 0:51
Basic users (becoming a basic user is free and easy!) view 3 months history. Join
 

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Dismiss
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss