Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenThu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Ashes and Waterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ashes-and-water-180964225/Despite new findings about lunar water, it still makes sense to mine ice at the poles.Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Anti-Drone Technology Could Become a Billion-Dollar Businesshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/there-are-plenty-ways-stop-droneif-allowed-180964214/Demand for drone countermeasures is growing rapidly.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:11:41 +0000Dogfighting Over “Dunkirk”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dogfighting-over-dunkirk-180964136/Christopher Nolan’s new World War II epic contains some of the most thrilling aerial engagements ever staged.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:00:50 +0000How to Be a Two-Minute Scientist on Eclipse Dayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-participate-american-eclipse-180964144/With the first total eclipse over the U.S. since smartphones became ubiquitous, amateur researchers will be participating along with the pros.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:47:34 +0000Eclipse 2017http://www.airspacemag.com/space/eclipse-2017-180964132/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:41:41 +0000Cracking an Alien’s Genetic Codehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cracking-aliens-genetic-code-180964124/Detecting DNA—or its extraterrestrial equivalent—may be critical technology for future missions to Mars and the moons of the outer Solar System.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0000Into the Danger Zone, Tied to a Balloonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/danger-zone-tied-balloon-180964108/When you’re about to send someone on a solo ride to the stratosphere, you work through problems and put your faith in the math.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:23:26 +0000The Unfriendly Skieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/33_aug2017-interview-180963933/With air travel horror stories in the news almost daily, your smartphone may be the most important piece of travel gear you own.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:33:49 +0000The Master of Air-to-Air Photographyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/19_aug2017-sightings-180963940/Katsuhiko Tokunaga’s unparalleled images of airplanes in flight.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:01:45 +0000Art From the WWI Trencheshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/16_aug2017-in-the-museum-180963928/ Scenes from the Great War come to life a century after the Armistice.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:19:51 +0000Bronx Airport? Denied!http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/18_aug2017-oo-180963929/In the 1920s, it was still up for grabs which borough would get New York city’s airfield.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:18:37 +0000Birth of the Cobrahttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/13_aug2017-birth-of-the-cobra-180963930/Mike Folse proved that a helicopter could fly and shoot at the same time.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:18:21 +0000Would You Fly on an Airliner Without a Pilot?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/02_aug2017-airplanes-without-pilots-180963931/Studies show that with technology available today, you could.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:18:01 +0000Earth, Clean Up Your Trash!http://www.airspacemag.com/space/34_aug2017-cleaning-up-space-junk-180963932/Everyone talks about the orbital debris problem. Europe’s Clean Space program intends to do something about it.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:17:43 +0000Apollo 8: A Journey Into Deep Watershttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/23_aug2017-reviews-180963934/The thrilling story of the first mission to the moon.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:17:27 +0000A Bike Ride Through Wright Brothers Territoryhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/14_aug2017-aviation-bike-trail-180963935/Because it all started with a bicycle shop in Ohio.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:17:12 +0000Quiet Nights in Tunisiahttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/17_aug2017-above-beyond-180963936/A diary from WW2 shows how one soldier described his chaotic days in a way to keep himself sane.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:16:52 +0000Jill Tarter Believeshttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/09_aug2017-jill-tarter-making-contact-180963937/...we have company in the universe, and we should find it.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:16:32 +0000Tiny Towns Shine Under the Eclipsehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/24_aug2017-soundings-180963938/ Glendo, Wyoming is preparing for its moment in darkness.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:16:20 +0000Fly Along on a Border Patrolhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/03_aug2017-flying-the-border-180963939/And meet the pilots fighting illegal immigration.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:16:09 +0000Landscape With Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/37_aug2017-airplanes-from-the-air-photo-essay-180963941/The view from 18,000 feet. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:15:53 +0000The West’s Best Restorations at the California Capital Airshowhttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/wests-best-restorations-california-capital-airshow-180964073/In Sacramento this September, the show’s on the ground as well as in the air.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:15:12 +0000If You Crash a Drone, You Might Land Yourself in Jailhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/36_aug2017-uav-criminal-180963942/The story behind a recent landmark conviction.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:15:00 +0000The Only Jet Fighter Ever to Shoot Down a Satellitehttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/aim-high-180963955/Doug Pearson’s F-15 scored a hit in orbit in 1985.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:18:03 +0000Strong Stuffhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/strong-stuff-180963954/These students are designing materials tough enough to land on another planet.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:10:58 +0000Airframe and Powerplant Mechanichttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/01_aug2017-august-as-next-180963927/Stacey Rudser, STS Aviation Services, Orlando International Airport, Florida.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:04:54 +0000Crossing the Atlantic in a Mustang, With Mr. Conservative in the Pilot’s Seathttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/crossing-atlantic-mustang-mr-conservative-pilots-seat-180964068/Even when you’re the world’s best, it pays to be prepared.Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:32:47 +0000The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifactshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/search-extraterrestrial-artifacts-seta-180964061/SETI research is picking up on the other side of the Atlantic.Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:30:54 +0000These Dragonflies Are Steerable, Thanks to Bio-Engineeringhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-dragonflies-are-steerable-thanks-bio-engineering-180964015/Cyborg insects wearing saddles. Sure, why not?Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Handling Chargehttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/handling-charge-180964031/What fate awaits the fool who messes with an aeronautical icon? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:21:37 +0000Nothing to Sneeze Athttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nothing-sneeze-180964029/Alien dust can be a problem for human explorers.Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Toxic Cocktail on the Surface of Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/toxic-cocktail-surface-mars-180963965/New experiments on Earth may affect how we search for life on the Red Planet.Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:01 +0000Electronic Music Duo Looks to NASA’s Past for Inspirationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/electronic-music-duo-quindar-finds-inspiration-nasa-past-180963918/Wilco keyboardist, art historian team up to revisit the early space age.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00:00 +0000Most Mass Extinctions Have Been Due to Global Warminghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/most-mass-extinctions-are-due-global-warming-180963910/Might the next one be caused by humans rather than volcanoes?Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:54:27 +0000The Open Gatehttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/open-gate-180963869/The B-57 crew had repeated this nuclear alert drill dozens of times. But today was different.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:51:30 +0000The SR-71 Was Close to Perfecthttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/sr-71-was-close-perfect-180963856/A member of the Blackbirds' ground crew looks back on the airplane's flight-test beginnings.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:57:26 +0000These Companies Want to Revolutionize Trash Day on the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-companies-want-revolutionize-trash-day-space-station-180963823/When the nearest dumpster is 250 miles away, recycling becomes a necessity.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Flap Like a Dragonflyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cause-it-sees-you-180963817/Bio-mimicry makes drones better.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:30:35 +0000Vampires and Gnats: When Airplanes Do (or Don’t) Fit Their Nameshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/does-the-name-match-the-namesake-180960957/Aircraft and the creatures that inspired them.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Syrian No-Fly Zones Could Lead to the First Drone-vs-Drone Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-syrian-no-fly-zones-could-lead-first-drone-vs-drone-war-180963814/When it comes to UAVs in contested airspace, we’re in uncharted territory.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:48:31 +0000Eagle Eyes for Flying Robotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/machines-eagle-eyes-180963742/Making drones better includes improving their vision.Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:30:17 +0000Old Men, Older Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/old-men-older-airplanes-180963748/In fine Air Force tradition, a retiring buddy makes his “fini flight.”Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:00:36 +0000The Wow! Controversy and Decoding Alien Messageshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/wow-signal-continued-and-lessons-alien-messaging-180963725/Would you be able to decipher an extraterrestrial broadcast?Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:11 +0000China’s Journey to the Lunar Far Side: A Missed Opportunity?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinas-journey-lunar-far-side-missed-opportunity-180963703/New details about China’s Chang’E-4 mission suggest there might be a better place to land.Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +0000Could Drones Shoot Down ICBMs?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-drones-shoot-down-icbms-180963660/The Missile Defense Agency meets Reapers, and likes what it sees.Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:45 +0000Forty Years Later, SETI’s Famous Wow! Signal May Have an Explanationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/forty-years-later-setis-famous-wow-signal-may-have-explanation-180963628/But the controversy continues.Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:45:05 +0000<i>Aircraft Carrier</i> Opens at IMAX Theatershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/iaircraft-carrieri-opens-imax-theaters-180963605/A new big-screen film proves that life aboard a carrier is one wild ride.Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:55:18 +0000Russia's New Airliner Takes to the Skieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/russias-new-mc-21-airliner-takes-skies-180963534/The MC-21 is great, but probably isn't coming to an airport near you.Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:45:50 +0000Anti-Missile Test Scores a Hit, With Caveatshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/anti-missile-test-scores-hit-caveats-180963535/It’s no impenetrable shield, but it’s progress. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:00:07 +0000Martian Rainhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/martian-rain-180963507/And what it tells us about the atmospheric pressure on early Mars.Wed, 31 May 2017 15:30:00 +0000