NASA's iconic Space Shuttle fleet--Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour--flew 135 missions between its first launch on 12 April 1981 and its final landing on 21 July 2011. Three hundred fifty-five astronauts flew on the Space Shuttle; they helped construct the International Space Station, deployed 180 satellites and other payloads, and performed hundreds of on-board scientific experiments. Eighty-three astronauts were Naval Aviators, recognized in this Aerocature, which depicts a Navy astronaut executing an arrested "landing" aboard the shuttle.
Note: Each month a different image from the current calendar year is featured here. To avoid
the gnawing 12-month period of suspense to see all 12 pieces (along with lots of aviation
anniversaries (When did the first pig fly?), incredible trivia (What is Godzilla's "birthday"?),
and outrageous quotes from people that should know better) place your
order for the Aerocatures Calendar now!
News & Updates:
- 10/6/17 - The 2018 Aerocatures Calendar is here! Order yours today!
- 10/5/17 - Hank's artwork recently was featured on the program cover for the 2017 Tailhook Association Symposium. Check it out!
- 11/16/16 - Do you know someone who is in a "family way?" Are you expecting? Then you definitely need a copy of "Honey . . . We're Pregnant!" From Aerocatures creator Hank Caruso, this prenatal diary is a great way to become friends with your baby well before he or she enters the outside world. Check here for more information!