Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 27 May 2016 20:04:23 +0000<em>Star Trek Beyond</em> Director Justin Lin, Starship Captain and Family Manhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/emstar-trek-beyondem-director-justin-lin-boldly-going-where-others-have-gone-180959256/The filmmaker talks about the view from the bridge of the <em>Enterprise.</em>Fri, 27 May 2016 20:04:23 +0000Ask the Astronaut: How likely is it that there is life in our galaxy?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-probability-there-life-planets-milky-way-galaxy-180959261/ Fri, 27 May 2016 18:25:21 +0000Complex Life 1.5 Billion Years Ago?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/complex-life-15-billion-years-ago-180959247/More evidence is needed for such an extraordinary claim.Thu, 26 May 2016 19:11:29 +0000Ten Great Moments in Aerospace Historyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/aerospace-history-tour-180959119/And you can learn about all of them in one trip to the National Air and Space Museum.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Third Annual Photo Contest Winnershttp://www.airspacemag.com/photocontest/annual-photo-contest-winners-180959120/The year’s best shots, from astronomy to military aviation.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Mars, Undergroundhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-caves-180959123/Looking for life on other planets? Go deep.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Airbus Lands in Alabamahttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/airbus-in-mobile-180959124/Half a century after the largest base closure in U.S. history, Mobile is once more an aviation town.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000SETI Gets an Upgradehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/new-seti-search-180959126/If we broaden our search, will we hear aliens? $100 million says yes.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Chased by a B-29 Over Floridahttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/chased-by-fIfi-180959130/A close encounter with <i>Fifi</i> at the Fun Fly-In ExpoWed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Cessnas Pretending to Be Predatorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/soundings-cessna-180959131/Small airplanes sometimes act as surrogates in live training exercises.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Robert Taylor’s Annual People and Planes Reunionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/planes-reunion-180959132/Stop for a spell in the Golden Age. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000How Much of the Sky Overhead Do You Own?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/how-much-sky-you-own-180959133/Frightened chickens once determined in court how high airplanes could fly over your property.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Sailplane to the Stratospherehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/sailplane-stratosphere-180959154/Perlan 2 goes for 90,000 feet.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Chimp Islandhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/chimp-island-180959225/Near Fort Pierce, Florida is a sanctuary for the descendants of the original astrochimps.Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0000Who ‘Created’ Planetary Science?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/who-created-planetary-science-180959230/Is there a single founder of this discipline?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:49:48 +0000Onboard the <i>Enola Gay</i>http://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/flying-enola-gay-180959122/A new book examines B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets’ friendship with his bomber crewmates.Tue, 24 May 2016 19:44:30 +0000Alaska’s Skyboyshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/review-and-previews-extreme-flying-alaska-180959199/Cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier.Tue, 24 May 2016 19:44:08 +0000Air & Space Quiz: The Airplane That Beat King Kong and Other Triviahttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/test-your-knowledge-of-air-space-trivia-180958846/ Tue, 24 May 2016 13:28:28 +0000Some Words About ‘Some Words’http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/some-words-some-words-180959193/The astronauts’ preferred term for “instructions”Mon, 23 May 2016 13:08:06 +0000Tiny Drones Use Static Cling to Perch http://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/electric-kool-aid-adhesion-test-180959159/A new way for micro-UAVs to get that much-needed rest.Thu, 19 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000The New York Times Tours Plutohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-york-times-goes-pluto-180959170/ Thu, 19 May 2016 13:50:56 +0000Air & Space Quiz: History of the Blue Angelshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/think-you-know-blue-angels-180958939/ Mon, 16 May 2016 18:23:57 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Could an astronaut on Mars affect the planet’s evolution?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-could-astronaut-mars-affect-planets-evolution-180959114/ Fri, 13 May 2016 19:46:29 +0000Virtual Tours of NASA Centershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/virtual-tours-nasas-jpl-and-goddard-centers-180959109/ Fri, 13 May 2016 19:45:00 +0000New Insight Into the Early Atmosphere of Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-insight-earths-early-atmosphere-180959094/The rise of oxygen in a thin Earth atmosphere and the deepening of a paradox.Fri, 13 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000Mars, Real and Imaginedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mars-real-and-imagined-180959060/ Wed, 11 May 2016 18:51:15 +0000Behind the Scenes at the Cosmonaut Training Centerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/behind-scenes-cosmonaut-training-center-180959057/ Wed, 11 May 2016 16:05:41 +0000Boiling Water and Jumping Sands on Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/boiling-water-and-jumping-sands-mars-180959046/Recurrent Slope Lineae and their secretsTue, 10 May 2016 18:00:00 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Can You Guess These 10 Strange Facts About Space?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/test-your-knowledge-space-trivia-180958949/ Mon, 09 May 2016 17:35:51 +0000Go Inside the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/inside-space-station-180959024/ Fri, 06 May 2016 19:37:20 +0000Coming Soon: Swarms of Space Robots http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/coming-soon-swarms-space-robots-180959020/The next generation of small spacecraft will travel in packs.Fri, 06 May 2016 15:37:41 +0000Watch One Rocket Launch From Up Close and Another Land at Your Feethttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/watch-delta-rocket-launch-close-and-spacex-rocket-land-right-your-feet-180959001/ Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000The Strange Trip of Soyuz T-15http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/moving-day-orbit-strange-trip-soyuz-t-15-180959014/Thirty years ago two cosmonauts commuted from one space station to another, the only time that’s ever been done.Thu, 05 May 2016 20:22:29 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why do astronauts experience zero-G en route to the moon?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-do-astronauts-experience-zero-g-en-route-moon-180958991/ Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:25 +0000The Odds That We’re the Only Advanced Species in the Galaxy Are One in 60 Billionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/odds-were-only-technologically-advanced-species-universe-are-extremely-low-180958975/A modified version of the Drake Equation, and what it tells us.Tue, 03 May 2016 13:47:16 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Which is more fun, the ascent into orbit or the reentry?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-which-more-fun-ascent-orbit-or-reentry-space-landing-180958963/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Driving a “Lunar” Rover, From the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/driving-lunar-rover-space-station-180958965/One small step for telepresence.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:10:24 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why not build and launch spacecraft from the ISS?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-not-build-and-launch-spacecraft-iss-180958962/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:39 +0000DARPA’s Spaceplane of the Futurehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/darpas-spaceplane-future-180958936/Wanted: One small, reusable launch vehicle for $146 million or best offer.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:46:22 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Airline Historyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/take-our-airline-history-quiz-180958877/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Is it quiet onboard the space station?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-it-quiet-onboard-space-station-180958932/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30:40 +0000Ask the Astronaut: After your return to Earth did you have trouble sleeping?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-after-your-return-earth-did-you-have-trouble-sleeping-180958925/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:47:03 +0000Watch the First Launch from Russia’s New Siberian Spaceporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-first-launch-russias-new-siberian-spaceport-tonight-180958924/Blast off of a Soyuz rocket is at 10:01 Eastern U.S. time.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:03 +0000Airbus Delivers Its First Passenger Jet Built in the U.S.http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-airbus-passenger-jet-built-us-be-delivered-today-180958879/The European company’s new plant in Alabama ships its first product.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:00:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do we have the knowledge to send humans to Mars?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-we-have-knowledge-today-send-humans-mars-180958897/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:57:37 +0000Lunar Resources: Beyond the Fringehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-resources-beyond-fringe-180958896/A recent meeting in London suggests that more people are coming to accept the idea of using space resources.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:22:42 +0000The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumpinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/sport-balloon-jumping-180958805/For some reason this bizarre pastime never really took off.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:49:44 +0000Dust From the Great Beyondhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dust-great-beyond-180958851/Interstellar grains seen by the Cassini spacecraft lend support to the old panspermia hypothesis.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:58:09 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Have you ever seen UFOs from orbit?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-have-you-ever-seen-ufos-orbit-180958863/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:42 +0000Lightning Strikes for the First Timehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lightning-strikes-first-time-180958853/Aurora’s X-plane takes to the air.Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:02:02 +0000Future E-Gliders Could ‘Fly’ on Airless Worlds http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-e-gliders-could-fly-airless-worlds-180958811/A NASA advanced concepts grant explores aeronautics without the aero.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:48:25 +0000Historic Airplane Competition To Skip Reno, But There’s Always Next Yearhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/historic-airplane-competition-skip-reno-theres-always-next-year-180958770/If past winners are any guide, some of the most magnificent vintage aircraft flying today will compete for awards in 2017.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:40:46 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can you feel the movement of the space station? http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-can-you-feel-movement-space-station-180958797/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:30:38 +0000What Would You Have Put on Voyager’s Golden Record?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-would-you-have-put-voyagers-golden-record-180958773/An author puts together his own “Earthling mixtape” in a new book.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:14:31 +0000The Smithsonian Gets Its First Coast Guard Helicopterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/museums-first-coast-guard-aircraft-arrives-180958769/The Seaguard arrives just in time for the service’s centennial of flight.Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:03:46 +0000Splashdown, Live Via Satellitehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/splashdown-live-satellite-180958760/In 1968, getting TV broadcasts from a ship at sea was still tricky business.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What qualities do I need to become an astronaut?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-qualities-do-i-need-become-astronaut-180958743/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Scientists Create Life’s Building Blocks From Just Three Ingredients http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/scientists-create-lifes-building-blocks-just-three-ingredients-180958723/Take dust and ice, add radiation, and voilà.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:52:53 +0000Parking Is Getting Tight at the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/parking-getting-tight-space-station-180958707/Someone having a party?Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:07:24 +0000The Mach 1 Whodunithttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/mach-1-whodunit-180958702/Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:41:40 +0000British TV Show Asks If Dogs Can Fly Airplanes and...Yes, They Canhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dog-my-copilot-180958696/This is your captain barking.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:25:06 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why isn’t the space station shaped like a wheel?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-isnt-space-station-shaped-wheel-180958697/ Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:17:00 +0000Supernova Fallout Hit Earth When Human Ancestors Were Alivehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/supernova-fallout-hit-earth-when-human-ancestors-were-alive-180958679/Lucky for them, the source of the explosions was beyond the “kill distance.”Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What does space smell like?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-does-space-smell-180958670/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why wasn’t the space shuttle built out of titanium?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-wasnt-space-shuttle-built-out-titanium-180958663/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:38 +0000Wright Brothers’ Patent Application, Missing for 36 Years, Turns Up Undergroundhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/wright-brothers-patent-application-missing-36-years-turns-underground-180958655/National Archives finds document in a storage facility in Kansas.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:19:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do spacewalkers worry about dying outside?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-spacewalkers-worry-about-dying-or-do-they-block-out-those-thoughts-180958651/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:41:56 +0000Mapping Melts on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mapping-melted-moon-180958645/Small deposits of impact melt can help explain early lunar history, if you know where the material came from.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:02:32 +0000Five Airplanes That Made No Differencehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/five-airplanes-made-no-difference-180958274/Celebrating the wrong turns in aviation’s early evolution.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:56:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do you believe there’s life on other planets?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-you-believe-there-life-other-planets-180958630/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Air & Space 2016 Airshow Plannerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/air-space-airshow-planner-180951460/Our guide to this year’s aerial performances across the U.S.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:44:05 +0000