Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 05 Feb 2016 13:46:46 +0000Martian Life May Survive on Water From the Atmosphere “follow the water” could be a misguided strategy.Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:46:46 +0000Shots Seen ’Round the World spectators on Earth and in orbit are sometimes treated to an unexpected show on launch day.Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:05:05 +0000Minuteman, the Missile that Blows Smoke Rings distinctive puff is 55 years old today.Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:52:06 +0000Europe Launches Satellite to Speed Up Space Communications’s launch of EDRS-A is a milestone for laser relays in orbit.Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:11:35 +0000All of Them Gone NASA’s astronauts, the loss was personal as well as professional.Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:52:04 +0000Remembering <i>Challenger</i> perspectives on one of NASA’s darkest days.Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:51:43 +0000Scientists Find One of the Rare Uninhabited Places on Earth traces of life turn up in Antarctica’s University Valley.Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:14:00 +0000Terror Over London new book recalls the city’s first blitz during World War I.Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:18:11 +0000Life Found Refuge From Radiation on the Early Earth the ocean wasn’t the only habitable place four billion years ago.Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:54:51 +0000Space 2016: Six Stories to Watch Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:33:23 +0000Bezos, Bigelow, Branson and Musk billionaires save the space program?Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:33:10 +0000China Picks Up the Pace second Chinese space station launches on a new rocket, and the schedule of moon landings accelerates.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:32:38 +0000Searchlights in a Dark Universe missions to find what’s hidden.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:32:25 +0000Rise of the CubeSats satellites get real.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:32:12 +0000Slowdown in the Outer Solar System Juno arrives at Jupiter, we’ll see a hiatus in missions beyond the asteroid belt.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:31:57 +0000To an Asteroid...or Not decisions in an election year.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:31:41 +0000Missiles Killing Missiles Army’s 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade does a dress rehearsal of a nuclear attack.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Nine Lives of an Apollo Moon Lander LM-2 came to impersonate the Apollo 11 lunar module.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000F-22 Raptors Uncaged F-22 pilot opens up about the fighter’s first combat.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Ghost of FAU 571 Uruguayan of my generation would recognize the tail number of the passenger jet that crashed in the Andes in 1972.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000How to Land a House on Mars thought it knew, until an alarming failure last summer.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Devil’s Observatory worst thing about Harqua Hala was the isolation.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Underwater Airship the wreckage of the USS <i>Macon</i>, which went down off the California coast 80 years ago.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Across the Continent in a Homebuilt pilots build airplanes just to travel far.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Bob Gilruth, the Quiet Force Behind Apollo a research engineer came to lead NASA to the moon. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000What Are Those Giant Arrows Dotting the American Landscape? no, they aren’t alien markings.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Crash Correspondent reporter Tom Costello recounts what he’s seen and learned in a decade of covering commercial aviation accidents.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Space Fence new early-warning system to protect spacecraft from orbiting junk.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000What’s the X-37 Doing Up There? Air Force isn’t saying, so we asked other spaceplane experts. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Clifford Turpin, King of the Air was one of the great original airshow pilots. Why did he hide his past?Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Thunderpiglet and Other Famous Failures at the drawing board and you fail in the air.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Flight in Alaska place where—still—the best practical means of travel is the airplane.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000Reusable Launch Vehicles and Lunar Return real value of the SpaceX and Blue Origin achievements is to make living on the Moon more feasible.Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:18:30 +0000Before the Meatball’s logo may have been cooler, but the NACA emblem was worn by famous pilots like Orville Wright and Eddie Rickenbacker.Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:18:29 +0000 Hubble’s Great Grandchild’s not too early to start planning the space telescopes of the 2030s.Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:42:16 +0000Signs of Advanced Life---on Earth have left their mark in the geologic record, just as alien civilizations might on other worlds.Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000How Much of the World’s Population Has Flown in an Airplane? numbers, and some guesses.Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:10:22 +0000Johannes Kepler Defended His Mother in a Witchcraft Trial famous astronomer conducted his mother’s defense in an ordeal that lasted six years.Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:36:05 +0000A One-of-a-Kind Gift from Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve new book describes the joy, stress, and sense of success inside NASA mission control.Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:48:07 +0000Ceres’ Spots in the Spotlight and organics are reported. Is there energy, too?Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:04:49 +0000SpaceX Takes a “Revolutionary” Step Toward Reusable Rockets Falcon 9 first stage makes a controlled landing 10 minutes after launch.Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:44:01 +0000Scenes from the World Air Games in Dubai year’s competition drew everything from model airplanes to balloons.Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:42:40 +0000What to Do With That Drone You Get for Christmas light painting to new heights.Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:13:02 +0000Searching for Life at Enceladus is better, a sample return mission or an onsite investigation?Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:41:06 +0000Best Children’s Books of the Year best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers in 2015.Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:36:49 +0000Simulating Human Space Missions Earth analogs helpful?Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:02:08 +0000Curiosity Set to Explore Martian Sand Dunes rover will tread carefully, in case it’s a trap.Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:25:37 +0000Santa Monica Airport Will Stay Open FAA decision amounts to a stay of execution for the small airfield.Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:12:34 +0000