Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 28 Aug 2015 16:18:54 +0000Matt Damon, First Farmer on Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/matt-damon-first-farmer-mars-180956410/The actor discusses his role as an astronaut in the upcoming film “The Martian.”Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:18:54 +0000Brazilian Team Claims World Racing Recordshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/brazilian-team-claims-world-racing-records-180956415/<i>Anequim</i> is now the fastest shark in the sky. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:41:46 +0000A Race to the Stratosphere in 1933http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/race-stratosphere-1933-180956387/Long before the Cold War, Soviets and Americans dueled to reach the top of the atmosphere.Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:28:04 +0000The Bugatti Racer Finally Takes Flighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bugatti-racer-finally-takes-flight-180956361/Almost 80 years after it was designed, the sleek 100p gets airborne.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:36:48 +0000The Search for Luna 9http://www.airspacemag.com/space/search-luna-9-180956252/Fifty years later, researchers try to locate the first spacecraft to land on another world.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000Mementos of the Balloon Agehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/mementos-balloon-age-180956238/Evelyn Kendall’s collection of early flight artifacts lands at the Museum.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Extraterrestrial Commodities Markethttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/extraterrestrial-commodities-market-180956240/A visionary scientist says that asteroids and comets can be the foundation of a lucrative space-based economy.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Cult of the Sonic Cruiserhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/cult-sonic-cruiser-180956241/The airliner that never took off.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Where Did Max Miller Die?http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/where-did-max-miller-die-180956242/One man’s search for the place where the U.S. Air Mail Service lost a starThu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bring the Fallen Airmen Homehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/bring-fallen-airmen-home-180956243/A volunteer group helps fund searches for the missing by selling rides in the types of aircraft they once flew.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Rare Look at the Russian Side of the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/rare-look-russian-side-space-station-180956244/How the other half lives.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Where Huey Pilots Trained and Heroes Were Madehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/heroes-fort-wolters-180956245/Basic training for a dangerous job.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Space Station ERhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-station-er-180956246/What happens if an astronaut in space needs surgery?Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Showtime for E-Planeshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/showtime-eplanes-180956248/A battery-powered race to cross the English Channel.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Love Letter to the 747http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/04_sep2015-skyfaring-excerpt-747-article-180956249/In his new book, an airline pilot contemplates the wonder of flight and the world’s first jumbo jet.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Last Piston-Engine Dogfightshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/last-piston-engine-dogfights-180956250/Corsairs against Mustangs in the skies over Central America in 1969.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +000015 Years of Living in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/12_sep2015-iss-infographic-180956234/The highs and lows of life in an orbiting tin canThu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Disaster Prevention in a Gulfstreamhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/disaster-prevention-gulfstream-180956236/Earthquakes, volcanoes, mudslides: Airborne radar watches all the ways the earth moves.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Future of Construction in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/future-construction-space-180956237/Is the International Space Station the last aluminum spacecraft?Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dive to the USS Macon Wreckhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dive-uss-macon-wreck-180956305/Explorers on a six-month ocean mapping voyage are diving to the sunken airship today.Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:30:40 +0000The Ghost Army of World War IIhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ghost-army-world-war-ii-180955617/In which a special unit used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and phony radio broadcasts to confuse the enemy.Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:11:31 +0000Ride Along in a P-51 Mustang in This 360° Virtual Reality Videohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ride-along-p-51-mustang-vr-video-180956257/The future meets World War IIFri, 14 Aug 2015 17:49:35 +0000First Picture of a 'Young Jupiter' Exoplanethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-picture-young-jupiter-exoplanet-180956266/51 Eridani b is the youngest, smallest, and coolest exoplanet imaged yet.Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000The Next Jamestownhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/next-jamestown-180956258/A new book says that a life on Mars will no longer be science fiction.Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Most Earthlike Planet Yet Makes a Good Target for SETIhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/most-earthlike-planet-yet-makes-good-target-seti-180956233/The newly discovered world gives us a preview of what Earth may look like 1.5 billion years in the future. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:11:59 +0000The Man Who Solved the Mystery of Flight 901http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/man-who-solved-mystery-flight-901-180956222/Gordon Vette’s research helped explain one of history’s worst air disasters.Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:38:08 +0000Drones on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/drones-moon-180956187/Is it possible to explore the Moon with low-altitude flying spacecraft?Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:46:20 +0000As the Earth Turnshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/earth-turns-180956130/Live views of our planet, from satellites near and far.Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:03:47 +0000Airplane Droppingshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airplane-droppings-180956153/Pieces of airplane fall from the sky more often than you’d think.Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:00:39 +0000Google’s Future Air Forcehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/googles-future-air-force-180956113/Before the Internet giant starts flying delivery drones, it has to solve another problem: cheap position tracking.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:33 +0000SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Due to Pilot Error, and a Lapse in Safety Culturehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spaceshiptwo-crash-was-due-pilot-error-and-lapse-safety-culture-180956096/The company running the suborbital vehicle’s test program failed to pay enough attention to the possibility of human error.Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:41:51 +0000Nanotechnology + Small Satellites = Big Returnshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nanotechnology-small-satellites-big-returns-180956082/A NASA study group hopes to build powerful science instruments for the next generation of CubeSats.Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:05:02 +0000In Rural Virginia, a Drone Makes the First Legal U.S. Package Deliveryhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/rural-virginia-drone-makes-first-legal-us-package-delivery-180956053/Advocates call it a “Kitty Hawk moment” for the flying package business.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:58:42 +0000Seven Thousand Kilometers on No Gashttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/seven-thousand-kilometers-no-gas-180956016/After their longest leg, the sun-powered Solar Impulse crew tells how they did it.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000Enter our Third Annual Photo Contest!http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/enter-our-third-annual-photo-contest-180956009/Send us your best shots by November 15 and win cash prizes.Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:59:06 +0000In 1942, the Army Built a Decoy Airfield in Virginia to Fool the Luftwaffehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/army-built-decoy-airfield-virginia-180955980/Henrico County residents came to call it “The Lost City”Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Space $ouvenirshttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-souvenirs-180955981/Collectors compete for artifacts from the Apollo program.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000How to Start a Hurricanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/how-start-hurricane-180955982/What makes one small eddy fizzle out, and another turn into the planet’s most destructive storm?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Crowdsourcing Saves D-Day’s First Airplanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/crowdsourcing-saves-ddays-first-airplane-180955983/The C-47 that led the Normandy invasion gets a reprieve.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Delivery by Dronehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/delivery-by-drone-180955988/Around the world, quadcopters are turning into mail carriers.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Jumbo Flies an Airshowhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/jumbo-flies-airshow-180955990/The Boeing 747, like you’ve never seen it fly.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Last American Aceshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/last-american-aces-180955991/Members of an exclusive club tell what it takes to make ace.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000China Needs Pilotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/china-needs-pilots-180955992/A boom in Chinese air travel is sending hundreds of novices to flight school in Arizona.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Advice for Airship Builders: Think Smallerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/advice-airships-think-smaller-180955993/Grandiosity has been the ruin of many a dirigible design.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000This Drone Can Save Your Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/this-drone-can-save-your-life-180955994/Just ask the hiker it helped rescue in 2013.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000A Ghanaian Woman’s Quest to Work---and Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/ghanaian-womans-quest-work-fly-180955995/How Patricia Mawuli beat the odds to become an airplane builder and airport manager.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Confessions of a Station Astronauthttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/confessions-station-astronaut-180955996/Clayton Anderson talks about his new book, <i>The Ordinary Spaceman.</i>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Bad Day in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/bad-day-space-180956004/Patience and frustration on the ISSWed, 22 Jul 2015 18:01:53 +0000The Birdman of Topekahttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/birdman-topeka-180956005/By 1912, Albin Longren was building better airplanes than the Wrights and Curtiss.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:18:17 +0000The Next World Speed Recordhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/next-world-speed-record-180956002/Has a young Brazilian professor created the fastest raceplane in its class?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:13 +0000Pilots vs. Poachershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pilots-vs-poachers-180955764/The future of elephant survival may depend, in part, on aerial patrols.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:14:52 +0000The Tale of Whitey Feightnerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/tale-whitey-feightner-180955989/An interview with biographer Peter Mersky, who chronicles the long career of an American ace.Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:53 +0000About That F-18 Photohttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/about-f-18-photo-180955971/Nope, it’s not a fake.Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:47:46 +0000Even Neil Armstrong Gets a Kickstarter Campaignhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/even-neil-armstrong-gets-kickstarter-campaign-180955957/Smithsonian’s first crowdsourcing project will help digitize the famous Apollo 11 spacesuit. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000Selecting a Landing Site for Humans on Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/selecting-landing-site-humans-mars-180955948/NASA takes a small step toward a big decision.Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Seventy Years After the Trinity Test, There Are 16,000 Nuclear Weapons in the Worldhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/70th-anniversary-trinity-test-there-are-16000-nuclear-weapons-world-180955944/And it all started with three explosions in the summer of 1945.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:21:19 +0000Swirling Controversyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/swirling-controversy-180955939/The origins of strange swirl-like markings on the lunar surface are still mysterious.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:59:18 +0000Stowaways on New Horizonshttp://www.airspacemag.com/blogs/stowaways-new-horizons-180955932/Three not-so-official plaques made it all the way to Pluto.Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:49:16 +0000Are These 1909 Photos the Oldest Pictures of Pluto?http://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/are-these-1909-photos-oldest-known-pictures-pluto-180955930/Maybe.Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:07:49 +0000Hello Again, Comrades! (Здравствуйте еще раз, товарищи!)http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hello-again-comrades-zdravstvujte-eshe-raz-tovarishi-180955876/The U.S. and Russia share a long flight to commemorate a long history.Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:45:29 +0000Any More Big Planets Out There?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/are-there-other-big-planets-out-there-180955913/Pluto is not the only large object beyond Neptune.Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:54:59 +0000Pluto’s Naming Gamehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/plutos-naming-game-180955892/New Horizons is about to discover a mess of new planetary features. What will we call them?Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:44:04 +0000Taking Pluto’s Portraithttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/taking-plutos-portrait-180955882/Even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope has to strain to see this tiny, distant planet.Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:24:44 +0000New Horizons at Plutohttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/new-horizons-pluto-180955859/A close encounter with the last of the “classical” planets.Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:11:22 +0000James Salter, the Fighter Pilot’s Writerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/james-salter-fighter-pilots-writer-180955844/An excerpt from the novelist’s memoir, <i>Burning the Days.</i>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:35:11 +0000SETI and the Rise of the Machineshttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/seti-and-rise-machines-180955834/Non-biological intelligence offers another possible solution to the Fermi Paradox.Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:06:57 +0000