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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
22-May-2024 UnknownStennis Intl ()Houston Ellington () 04:30PM CDT 05:28PM CDT 0:58
22-May-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Stennis Intl () 02:11PM CDT 03:07PM CDT (?) 0:56
22-May-2024 UnknownAlexandria Intl ()Houston Ellington () 10:15AM CDT 11:26AM CDT 1:11
22-May-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Near Alexandria, LA 07:50AM CDT Last seen 08:59AM CDT 1:09
16-May-2024 UnknownEl Paso Intl ()Houston Ellington () 01:36PM MDT 03:57PM CDT 1:20
16-May-2024 UnknownEl Paso Intl ()El Paso Intl () 11:16AM MDT 11:50AM MDT 0:33
16-May-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()El Paso Intl () 09:26AM CDT 09:59AM MDT 1:33
14-May-2024 UnknownKey Fld ()Houston Ellington () 05:57PM CDT 07:05PM CDT 1:07
14-May-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Key Fld () 02:35PM CDT 03:29PM CDT 0:54
14-May-2024 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 12:17PM CDT 01:25PM CDT 1:08
09-May-2024 UnknownChennault Intl ()Houston Ellington () 03:51PM CDT 05:04PM CDT 1:13
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