Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenWed, 27 May 2015 20:23:51 +0000NASA’s Europa Mission Gets A Little More Realhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nasa-selects-instruments-mission-europa-180955428/Scientists select nine instruments to assess the Jovian moon’s habitability.Wed, 27 May 2015 20:23:51 +0000Now We Know at Least Two Payloads on the X-37Bhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/now-we-know-least-two-payloads-x-37b-180955405/But most everything else about the Air Force spaceplane’s current mission remains secret.Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000China and the “Dark Side”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-and-dark-side-180955391/A proposed Chinese mission to the Moon’s hidden hemisphere.Tue, 26 May 2015 12:09:44 +0000David McCullough on the Wright Brothershttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/david-mccullough-wright-brothers-180955344/The Pulitzer Prize winner tells the human story behind the invention of the airplane.Thu, 21 May 2015 19:50:49 +0000The Search for Future Earthshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/search-future-earths-180955361/A rare variety of exoplanet may give us a preview of what’s in store for our planet billions of years from now.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:20:00 +0000The Recline of Civilizationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/recline-civilization-180955348/The science of designing an airline passenger seat. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:09:59 +0000An Inside Look at the <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i>http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/inside-look-spirit-st-louis-180955351/ Wed, 20 May 2015 19:09:17 +0000The <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i> Lands Againhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/spirit-st-louis-lands-again-180955320/Charles Lindbergh’s iconic aircraft undergoes restoration.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Learning to Fly the Fortresshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/learning-fly-fortress-180955321/Memorable flights and other adventures Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Can UAVs Save the Elephants?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/can-uavs-save-elephants-180955322/ Sentinels in the sky are hunting the poachers.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Universe is Ringinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/universe-ringing-180955325/And astronomers are building observatories to listen to it.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Bushplane Olympicshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/bushplane-olympics-180955326/In Valdez, Alaska, the prize goes to the airplane that takes off and lands in the shortest distance. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000What Created the Universe’s Cold Spot?http://www.airspacemag.com/space/what-created-universes-cold-spot-180955343/ A super(void) explanationWed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Winning the Stratobowl in 1935http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/winning-stratobowl-1935-180955345/A geologic formation became the perfect launchpad for flights into the stratosphere.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000An Aircraft Carrier’s Cable Guyshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/aircraft-carriers-cable-guys-180955347/It takes muscle to stop and stow a 25-ton fighter. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000On Their Own Steamhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/trains-planes-cats-180955319/Navy carriers are only now breaking away from using 19th century tech to put jets in the air.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Photo Gallery: The Complex Choreography of Carrier Landingshttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/hook-and-release-180955352/“Hook and release” is not as simple as it sounds.Wed, 20 May 2015 14:51:20 +0000How Do You Airlift 500 Sea Turtles?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-do-you-airlift-500-sea-turtles-180955281/One Piper Cub at a timeMon, 18 May 2015 18:28:12 +0000The X-47’s Missing Linkhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/x-47-missing-link-180955249/Did they skip a step in the UAV test program, or is somebody hiding something?Fri, 15 May 2015 15:42:42 +0000Imagining Plutohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/imagining-pluto-180955232/For 85 years, Pluto has belonged to the science fiction writers. Now it’s about to get real.Wed, 13 May 2015 15:17:38 +0000The 9/11 Takedown That Never Happenedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/911-takedown-never-happened-180955222/A former National Guard pilot recalls her dramatic scramble over Washington on September 11.Mon, 11 May 2015 18:54:09 +0000Watch the Replay of the WWII Flyoverhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-wwii-flyover-180955221/Dozens of warbirds flew over the Nation's Capital FridayFri, 08 May 2015 19:35:16 +0000Microbes Under Antarcticahttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/microbes-under-antarctica-180955189/Water basins found beneath the Taylor Valley have implications for finding life on Mars.Wed, 06 May 2015 18:35:46 +0000Where to See a Warbirdhttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/where-see-warbird-180955062/A guide to World War II airplanes on display around the country.Mon, 04 May 2015 20:22:04 +0000Where the Warbirds Come Fromhttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/where-warbirds-come-from-180955162/Backstories of some of the airplanes in the May 8 D.C. flyover.Mon, 04 May 2015 19:12:54 +0000Warplanes Over Washingtonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/warplanes-over-washington-180955158/You want to fly where? It’s not easy getting approval to fly bombers and fighters in the restricted airspace over Washington, D.C.Fri, 01 May 2015 19:06:27 +0000MESSENGER Comes To a Crashing End on Thursdayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/messenger-comes-crashing-end-thursday-180955098/With its mission over, NASA’s Mercury orbiter will slam into the planet it’s been studying for years. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:47:01 +0000The Best Judges of Airshow Performers: Other Performershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/best-judges-airshow-performers-other-performers-180955089/Peer evaluation of airshow pilots has reduced accidents by 76 percent.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:46:43 +0000New Eyes on the ISShttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-eyes-iss-180955069/The space station’s cameras get an upgrade.Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:29:52 +0000The Lunar “Distraction”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-distraction-180955035/Far from being a detour, the Moon is a critical stepping stone to Mars.Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:36 +000010 Hubble Images That Changed Astronomyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/gateway-universe-180954890/The famous space telescope has been in orbit 25 years. This is how it ushered in a new age of astronomy.Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:08:39 +0000That Postal Worker Who Landed at the U.S. Capitol Wasn’t the Firsthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/postal-worker-who-landed-us-capitol-wasnt-first-180955023/It wasn’t even the first gyrocopter.Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:06:07 +0000How Long Before We Find Extraterrestrial Life?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-long-we-find-extraterrestrial-life-180954984/It’s hard to predict, considering that habitability alone doesn’t mean life arose on other worlds. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:43:56 +0000What’s in a Name?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/whats-name-180954989/Calling out ULA’s new rocketTue, 14 Apr 2015 19:59:54 +0000Living in the Age of Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/living-age-airplanes-180954944/A conversation with documentarian Brian J. Terwilliger about the airplane’s gifts to humankindMon, 13 Apr 2015 17:25:32 +0000Science Publishing -- Some Skepticism Requiredhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/science-publishing-some-skepticism-required-180954871/Although the volume of published scientific papers is increasing, fewer and fewer may actually be read.Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:50:57 +0000Model Airplanes for Fun and Profithttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/model-airplanes-fun-and-profit-180954864/Some of the best model airplanes are the ones that never get built.Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000Tom Cruise Hangs on to a Flying Airbus (Really) in the Next Mission Impossiblehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/tom-cruise-hitches-ride-side-airbus-a400m-emmission-impossible-rogue-nationem-180954805/He wore a safety harness, but that’s really him on a real aircraft, 5,000 feet off the real ground.Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:26:41 +0000WW2 70th Anniversary http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/ww2-70th-anniversary-flyover-180954736/Looking back at the war that shaped a generation, and changed aviation forever.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:41:22 +0000Coming Soon: Interplanetary Broadbandhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/coming-soon-interplanetary-broadband-180954797/When it comes to spacecraft communications, we’re still in the age of dial-up. That’s about to change.Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:02:51 +0000