Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:41 +0000‘That’s What Happens When You Send Up a Microbiologist’ Kate Rubins brings her lab experience to orbit.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:41 +0000Is the New Planet Proxima b Really Habitable? depends on water, radiation, and other factors still unknown.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:06:20 +0000Shot Down in Vietnam former U.S. Army pilot’s memoir of combat and captivity.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:27:15 +0000Class of ’59 buildings, no flight lessons, no problem. Some 60 years later, the first Air Force Academy cadets look back.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:12:48 +0000An Earthlike (Maybe) Planet Around the Nearest Star b is the first exoplanet we can actually contemplate visiting.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:51:53 +0000The Man Who Taught Mr. Spock to Speak Vulcan Marc Okrand had to invent whole new languages for <i>Star Trek’s</i> non-Earthlings.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Little Gems of Aviation History collector finds a company’s identity in its service pins.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000What Went Wrong on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? years later, its disappearance is still unsolved. A new book reconstructs the last minutes in the cockpit.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Drones in a Busy Sky technology protect airplanes from the new threat?Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Flying Men of Marin 1929, Jacob Sellmer and son came up with a better way to get to San Francisco.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Aliens on Line 1 one evening, it looked like we finally had an extraterrestrial signal. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Restoring Germany’s Captured “Bat Wing” team of conservators works to preserve the innovative Horten Ho 229 V3.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Look What Lindbergh Left Inside the <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i> Ninety years later, a restoration team makes an unexpected find.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Lufthansa Brings Back a Superstar From the 1950s Starliner was stylish, but became obsolete in the jet age. Now it’s being restored. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Starship Enterprise: The Extended Mission half-century after its television debut, notable space and entertainment figures explore the impact of <em>Star Trek.</em>Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000Last Days at Saturn 20 years, Cassini has been exploring the ringed planet. Now it’s time for the team to say goodbye.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Canadian Museum Has Got Game exhibits for the iPad generation. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:42:42 +0000Enter our Fourth Annual Photo Contest! us your best shots by November 1, 2016 and win cash prizes.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Truck Driver Who Jumped From the Edge of Space Piantanida, born 84 years ago today, was nothing if not determined.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:17:01 +0000How, Where, and When to Watch the Perseid Meteors you’re in the right place, all you really have to do is look up.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:15:20 +0000The Last Words of Otto Lilienthal’s “Flying Man” was the most successful aviator of his day.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:27:05 +0000Amelia Earhart Slept Here country’s first airport hotel opened in Oakland, California, in 1929.Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:44:51 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the F-35 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:22 +0000LUCA, the Ancestor of All Life on Earth new genetic analysis points to hydrothermal vents as the planet’s first habitat.Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:46:21 +0000Life on an Aircraft Carrier Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:30:00 +0000Testing for Methane on Mars the three leading theories are...Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:54:43 +0000Space Radiation May Cause Heart Disease astronauts have died from cardiovascular problems at a much higher rate than other astronauts. Why?Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:51:17 +0000Little Light in the Search for Dark Matter have to re-think the particles believed to make up most of the universe when another experiment comes up empty.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:07:28 +0000Solar Impulse 2 Finishes Its Epic Round-the-World Trip all without using a drop of fuel.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:12:09 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What does launch feel like? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:07:41 +0000NASA’s Glorious Ruins photographer finds the beauty in abandoned launch sites.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:01:05 +0000The Fastest Jet Flight in History years ago, the SR-71 Blackbird set a record that still stands.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:04:12 +0000Ricochets, Decapitations and Lunar Sculptures some of the largest craters on the Moon were created.Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:37:22 +0000Looking for The Right Atmosphere next step in the search for habitable planets.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00:55 +0000Neil Armstrong’s Gloves and Helmet Go Back on Display historic artifacts come out of the cold, but only for a year.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:54:46 +0000<em>Star Trek</em> ’s Simon Pegg, Giving Her All She’s Got actor and screenwriter reflects on the legacy of a science fiction franchise that’s been boldly going for half a century.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:02 +0000What Were the Mysterious “Foo Fighters” Sighted by WWII Night Flyers? strange was following the Beaufighter crews of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000An Asteroid-Scouting Company Turns its Gaze on Earth With its 40 multispectral eyes, the Ceres spacecraft enters a crowded market.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Kepler’s Children: Meet The Scientists Searching for Other Earths NASA’s planet-hunting telescope kicked off a revolution.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Warbird-Watching Over Arizona Rule number one for aerial photography: Don’t lose your camera in the windstream. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000How Many People Does It Take to Build a Bizjet? And some are doing jobs you’ve never heard of.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Beware the Black Widow P-61, the Beaufighter, and the first air war fought in the dark.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Lindbergh’s Airplane (or a Close Replica) Takes to the Skies At the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, it feels like 1927 all over again.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Impossible Flight to Sydney: 12,000 miles that started an airline.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000At Long Last, The Museum Has a Coast Guard Helicopter A Sikorsky Seaguard enters the National Air and Space Museum collection.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Inventing the Invisible Airplane camouflage was fine art.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Fitness Secrets of the Airshow Stars share their diet tips (and guilty pleasures).Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The History of Boeing in 15 Objects rummage through the airplane maker’s attic.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000Zika Goes on the No-Fly List At Dover Air Force Base, crews are trying to keep mosquito stowaways off their cargo airplanes.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000The Trouble With Airport Security expert on passenger screening says we should be looking for evil intent, not just confiscating scissors and bottles of liquid.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:53:37 +0000Mars Needs Broadband! new relay satellite will boost the data flow from Mars starting in the early 2020s.Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:15:18 +0000That Time James Bond Offended the Irish Fleming’s fourth book caused consternation at Shannon Free Airport.Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:20:14 +0000Climate Change May Affect The Habitability of Other Planets’s not just Earth that has to worry.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:31:52 +0000A VR Look Inside the Juno Spacecraft Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:04:56 +0000The Upside-Down Dinner celebrate inverted flight, the Hendon Aviators ate their meal upside-down and backwards.Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Wright Brothers’ Long-Lost Patent Gets a Private Family Viewing the National Archives, a close look at aviation’s birth certificate.Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:33:59 +0000Fran Bagenal’s Excellent Year last summer, Jupiter this summer. Where to next for this veteran planetary scientist?Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:03:47 +0000Former Japanese Airline Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly in Space Takuya Onishi scores a first.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:52:01 +0000Juno is Powered by the Sun, and That’s a Big Deal panels for the outer solar system.Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:12:15 +0000The Cosmic Zoo: Why Animal-Like Life Should Be Common In the Universe biology starts on a planet, there’s a good chance complex organisms would follow.Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:43:15 +0000Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Later Kettles’ act of heroism in May 1967 receives the nation’s highest award.Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:49:23 +0000Continuing the Long March to the Moon’s goals and aspirations in space become ever clearer.Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:42:43 +0000Video: Into the Unknown to the biggest, baddest planet in the solar system.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:12:37 +0000Storm Forecast Hubble Space Telescope is keeping watch on Jupiter’s active aurora.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:12:20 +0000Juno’s Do-or-Die Moment: What to Watch For on July 4 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:12:06 +0000Can UAV Designers Learn From Soaring Birds? use cumulus clouds as a kind of up elevator.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:37:44 +0000The Mystery of Tabby’s Star Kickstarter campaign to study one of astronomy’s most puzzling objects.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:41:58 +0000The Juno Team Wants Your Pictures of Jupiter astronomers are encouraged to send in their best shots.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:54:21 +0000Juno Arrives at Jupiter begins its daring exploration of the solar system’s largest—and deadliest—planet.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:11:50 +0000Happy 40th Birthday, National Air and Space Museum! a two-year renovation, the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall reopens July 1.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:16:58 +0000Growable Spacecraft: A Solution to Artificial Gravity? made of tough plastic may be the next big thing in space construction.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:57:51 +0000