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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!
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.
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
27-Sep-2023 UnknownKelly Field ()Houston Ellington () 12:03PM CDT 01:11PM CDT 1:07
27-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Kelly Field () 09:30AM CDT 10:37AM CDT (?) 1:07
26-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 07:54PM CDT 08:54PM CDT 1:00
26-Sep-2023 UnknownChennault Intl ()Houston Ellington () 11:59AM CDT 12:22PM CDT 0:23
26-Sep-2023 UnknownStennis Intl ()Chennault Intl () 10:14AM CDT 10:57AM CDT (?) 0:43
26-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Near Bay St Louis, MS 08:17AM CDT Last seen 09:09AM CDT 0:52
22-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 02:23PM CDT 03:16PM CDT 0:52
19-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 02:09PM CDT 03:09PM CDT 1:00
14-Sep-2023 UnknownHouston Ellington ()Houston Ellington () 01:25PM CDT 02:08PM CDT 0:43
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