Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 27 May 2016 20:04:23 +0000<em>Star Trek Beyond</em> Director Justin Lin, Starship Captain and Family Man filmmaker talks about the view from the bridge of the <em>Enterprise.</em>Fri, 27 May 2016 20:04:23 +0000Ask the Astronaut: How likely is it that there is life in our galaxy? Fri, 27 May 2016 18:25:21 +0000Complex Life 1.5 Billion Years Ago? evidence is needed for such an extraordinary claim.Thu, 26 May 2016 19:11:29 +0000Ten Great Moments in Aerospace History you can learn about all of them in one trip to the National Air and Space Museum.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Third Annual Photo Contest Winners year’s best shots, from astronomy to military aviation.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Mars, Underground for life on other planets? Go deep.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Airbus Lands in Alabama a century after the largest base closure in U.S. history, Mobile is once more an aviation town.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000SETI Gets an Upgrade we broaden our search, will we hear aliens? $100 million says yes.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Chased by a B-29 Over Florida close encounter with <i>Fifi</i> at the Fun Fly-In ExpoWed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Cessnas Pretending to Be Predators airplanes sometimes act as surrogates in live training exercises.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Robert Taylor’s Annual People and Planes Reunion for a spell in the Golden Age. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000How Much of the Sky Overhead Do You Own? chickens once determined in court how high airplanes could fly over your property.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Sailplane to the Stratosphere 2 goes for 90,000 feet.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Chimp Island Fort Pierce, Florida is a sanctuary for the descendants of the original astrochimps.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Who ‘Created’ Planetary Science? there a single founder of this discipline?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:49:48 +0000Onboard the <i>Enola Gay</i> new book examines B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets’ friendship with his bomber crewmates.Tue, 24 May 2016 19:44:30 +0000Alaska’s Skyboys pilots and the myth of the last frontier.Tue, 24 May 2016 19:44:08 +0000Air & Space Quiz: The Airplane That Beat King Kong and Other Trivia Tue, 24 May 2016 13:28:28 +0000Some Words About ‘Some Words’ astronauts’ preferred term for “instructions”Mon, 23 May 2016 13:08:06 +0000Tiny Drones Use Static Cling to Perch new way for micro-UAVs to get that much-needed rest.Thu, 19 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000The New York Times Tours Pluto Thu, 19 May 2016 13:50:56 +0000Air & Space Quiz: History of the Blue Angels Mon, 16 May 2016 18:23:57 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Could an astronaut on Mars affect the planet’s evolution? Fri, 13 May 2016 19:46:29 +0000Virtual Tours of NASA Centers Fri, 13 May 2016 19:45:00 +0000New Insight Into the Early Atmosphere of Earth rise of oxygen in a thin Earth atmosphere and the deepening of a paradox.Fri, 13 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000Mars, Real and Imagined Wed, 11 May 2016 18:51:15 +0000Behind the Scenes at the Cosmonaut Training Center Wed, 11 May 2016 16:05:41 +0000Boiling Water and Jumping Sands on Mars Slope Lineae and their secretsTue, 10 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Can You Guess These 10 Strange Facts About Space? Mon, 09 May 2016 17:35:51 +0000Go Inside the Space Station Fri, 06 May 2016 19:37:20 +0000Coming Soon: Swarms of Space Robots next generation of small spacecraft will travel in packs.Fri, 06 May 2016 15:37:41 +0000Watch One Rocket Launch From Up Close and Another Land at Your Feet Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000The Strange Trip of Soyuz T-15 years ago two cosmonauts commuted from one space station to another, the only time that’s ever been done.Thu, 05 May 2016 20:22:29 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why do astronauts experience zero-G en route to the moon? Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:25 +0000The Odds That We’re the Only Advanced Species in the Galaxy Are One in 60 Billion modified version of the Drake Equation, and what it tells us.Tue, 03 May 2016 13:47:16 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Which is more fun, the ascent into orbit or the reentry? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Driving a “Lunar” Rover, From the Space Station small step for telepresence.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:10:24 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why not build and launch spacecraft from the ISS? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:39 +0000DARPA’s Spaceplane of the Future One small, reusable launch vehicle for $146 million or best offer.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:46:22 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Airline History Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Is it quiet onboard the space station? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30:40 +0000Ask the Astronaut: After your return to Earth did you have trouble sleeping? Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:47:03 +0000Watch the First Launch from Russia’s New Siberian Spaceport off of a Soyuz rocket is at 10:01 Eastern U.S. time.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:03 +0000Airbus Delivers Its First Passenger Jet Built in the U.S. European company’s new plant in Alabama ships its first product.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:00:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do we have the knowledge to send humans to Mars? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:57:37 +0000Lunar Resources: Beyond the Fringe recent meeting in London suggests that more people are coming to accept the idea of using space resources.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:22:42 +0000The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumping some reason this bizarre pastime never really took off.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:49:44 +0000Dust From the Great Beyond grains seen by the Cassini spacecraft lend support to the old panspermia hypothesis.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:58:09 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Have you ever seen UFOs from orbit? Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:42 +0000Lightning Strikes for the First Time’s X-plane takes to the air.Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:02:02 +0000Future E-Gliders Could ‘Fly’ on Airless Worlds NASA advanced concepts grant explores aeronautics without the aero.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:48:25 +0000Historic Airplane Competition To Skip Reno, But There’s Always Next Year past winners are any guide, some of the most magnificent vintage aircraft flying today will compete for awards in 2017.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:40:46 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can you feel the movement of the space station? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:30:38 +0000What Would You Have Put on Voyager’s Golden Record? author puts together his own “Earthling mixtape” in a new book.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:14:31 +0000The Smithsonian Gets Its First Coast Guard Helicopter Seaguard arrives just in time for the service’s centennial of flight.Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:03:46 +0000Splashdown, Live Via Satellite 1968, getting TV broadcasts from a ship at sea was still tricky business.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What qualities do I need to become an astronaut? Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Scientists Create Life’s Building Blocks From Just Three Ingredients dust and ice, add radiation, and voilà.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:52:53 +0000Parking Is Getting Tight at the Space Station having a party?Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:07:24 +0000The Mach 1 Whodunit’t believe everything you read on the Internet.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:41:40 +0000British TV Show Asks If Dogs Can Fly Airplanes and...Yes, They Can is your captain barking.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:25:06 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why isn’t the space station shaped like a wheel? Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:17:00 +0000Supernova Fallout Hit Earth When Human Ancestors Were Alive for them, the source of the explosions was beyond the “kill distance.”Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What does space smell like? Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why wasn’t the space shuttle built out of titanium? Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:38 +0000Wright Brothers’ Patent Application, Missing for 36 Years, Turns Up Underground Archives finds document in a storage facility in Kansas.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:19:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do spacewalkers worry about dying outside? Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:41:56 +0000Mapping Melts on the Moon deposits of impact melt can help explain early lunar history, if you know where the material came from.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:02:32 +0000Five Airplanes That Made No Difference the wrong turns in aviation’s early evolution.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:56:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do you believe there’s life on other planets? Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Air & Space 2016 Airshow Planner guide to this year’s aerial performances across the U.S.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:44:05 +0000