Bristol Brabazon I Airliner
16th June 1950: The Bristol Brabazon I, at 130 tons, the world's largest airliner seen here as it visits London airport.
The Bristol Type 167 Brabazon was a large propeller-driven airliner, designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, to fly transatlantic routes between the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Apollo lunar rover, artwork
Apollo lunar rover, artwork. Two Apollo astronauts in a lunar rover, exploring on the Moon. Their lunar landing module is at upper left. The lunar rovers were used on the last three Apollo missions (Apollo 15, 16 and 17). Each rover was used three times, once for each day of the three-day stays on the lunar surface. They were driven between 12 and 20 kilometres on each excursion, with the excursions lasting between three and four-and-a-half hours. The route taken was planned to allow the astronauts to walk back to the landing module if the rover failed. The rovers had a video camera and high-gain antenna to transmit images back to Earth
© RICHARD BIZLEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
People on a horse drawn omnibus (1843 engraving)
The conductor, the driver and a press of passengers aboard a horse drawn omnibus. Woodcut engraving in sepia on aged paper. From “George Cruikshank's Omnibus”, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) and published by Tilt & Bogue, London, in 1843 (MDCCCXLII)
© Linda Steward
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