Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:33 +0000Google’s Future Air Force the Internet giant starts flying delivery drones, it has to solve another problem: cheap position tracking.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:33 +0000SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Due to Pilot Error, and a Lapse in Safety Culture company running the suborbital vehicle’s test program failed to pay enough attention to the possibility of human error.Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:41:51 +0000Nanotechnology + Small Satellites = Big Returns NASA study group hopes to build powerful science instruments for the next generation of CubeSats.Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:05:02 +0000In Rural Virginia, a Drone Makes the First Legal U.S. Package Delivery call it a “Kitty Hawk moment” for the flying package business.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:58:42 +0000Seven Thousand Kilometers on No Gas their longest leg, the sun-powered Solar Impulse crew tells how they did it.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000Enter our Third Annual Photo Contest! us your best shots by November 15 and win cash prizes.Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:59:06 +0000How to Start a Hurricane makes one small eddy fizzle out, and another turn into the planet’s most destructive storm?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Crowdsourcing Saves D-Day’s First Airplane C-47 that led the Normandy invasion gets a reprieve.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Delivery by Drone the world, quadcopters are turning into mail carriers.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Jumbo Flies an Airshow Boeing 747, like you’ve never seen it fly.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Last American Aces of an exclusive club tell what it takes to make ace.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000China Needs Pilots boom in Chinese air travel is sending hundreds of novices to flight school in Arizona.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Advice for Airship Builders: Think Smaller has been the ruin of many a dirigible design.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000This Drone Can Save Your Life ask the hiker it helped rescue in 2013.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000A Ghanaian Woman’s Quest to Work---and Fly Patricia Mawuli beat the odds to become an airplane builder and airport manager.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Confessions of a Station Astronaut Anderson talks about his new book, <i>The Ordinary Spaceman.</i>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000In 1942, the Army Built a Decoy Airfield in Virginia to Fool the Luftwaffe County residents came to call it “The Lost City”Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Space $ouvenirs compete for artifacts from the Apollo program.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:00:00 +0000Bad Day in Space and frustration on the ISSWed, 22 Jul 2015 18:01:53 +0000The Birdman of Topeka 1912, Albin Longren was building better airplanes than the Wrights and Curtiss.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:18:17 +0000The Next World Speed Record a young Brazilian professor created the fastest raceplane in its class?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:13 +0000Pilots vs. Poachers future of elephant survival may depend, in part, on aerial patrols.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:14:52 +0000The Tale of Whitey Feightner interview with biographer Peter Mersky, who chronicles the long career of an American ace.Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:53 +0000About That F-18 Photo, it’s not a fake.Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:47:46 +0000Even Neil Armstrong Gets a Kickstarter Campaign’s first crowdsourcing project will help digitize the famous Apollo 11 spacesuit. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0000Selecting a Landing Site for Humans on Mars takes a small step toward a big decision.Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000Seventy Years After the Trinity Test, There Are 16,000 Nuclear Weapons in the World it all started with three explosions in the summer of 1945.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:21:19 +0000Swirling Controversy origins of strange swirl-like markings on the lunar surface are still mysterious.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:59:18 +0000Stowaways on New Horizons not-so-official plaques made it all the way to Pluto.Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:49:16 +0000Are These 1909 Photos the Oldest Pictures of Pluto?, 15 Jul 2015 16:07:49 +0000Hello Again, Comrades! (Здравствуйте еще раз, товарищи!) U.S. and Russia share a long flight to commemorate a long history.Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:45:29 +0000Any More Big Planets Out There? is not the only large object beyond Neptune.Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:54:59 +0000Pluto’s Naming Game Horizons is about to discover a mess of new planetary features. What will we call them?Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:44:04 +0000Taking Pluto’s Portrait the mighty Hubble Space Telescope has to strain to see this tiny, distant planet.Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:24:44 +0000New Horizons at Pluto close encounter with the last of the “classical” planets.Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:11:22 +0000James Salter, the Fighter Pilot’s Writer excerpt from the novelist’s memoir, <i>Burning the Days.</i>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:35:11 +0000SETI and the Rise of the Machines intelligence offers another possible solution to the Fermi Paradox.Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:06:57 +0000Sample Return May Not Be the Best Way to Find Martian Life’s Mars 2020 will be a great technology demonstrator, but is it right for astrobiology?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:46:20 +0000A Spyplane in 1914 mission included two pit stops and an “excellent lunch.”Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:59:41 +0000SpaceX Loses Dragon Cargo Ship in Launch Explosion says space station logistics may have to be shuffled, but there’s no emergency.Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:16:34 +0000What Is the Space Program Good For? 1968, on the eve of the first Apollo launch, rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun gave his answer.Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:24:49 +0000Lindbergh’s 1927 Flight Set Off a Mini-Craze of Board Games“Lindy Hop-Off” and “Captain Hop Across Junior” were just two of the titles inspired by the first transatlantic solo flight.Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:46:25 +0000Video: The F-35 Goes Skiing Lightning II practices a British-style carrier takeoff at Patuxent River.Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:31:46 +0000Life May Need to Take Charge of a Planet to Survive sobering solution to Fermi’s Paradox Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:13:50 +0000You, Too, Can Own A Hypersonic Flying Laboratory a mere $60,000 or so. Plus shipping and handling.Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:07:32 +0000Encore! how this four-year-old reacts to her first aerobatic flight.Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:23:41 +0000Here’s What Moving Traffic Looks Like From 250 Miles Up releases its first high-res video from the space station.Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:22:11 +0000A Dust Cloud Around the Moon ever said that space is empty?Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:26:57 +00003,200 Miles Over Ceres A JPL composite video simulates a flyover of a dwarf planet.Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:05:35 +0000Stateside Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Will Get Benefits After All Veterans Administration follows up on a finding by the Institute of Medicine.Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:57:16 +0000Bringing Inflight Movies to Airlines Was Harder Than It Sounds in 1961, passengers battled boredom with Hollywood films.Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:20:19 +0000 CubeSats to the Rescue? spacecraft will have an impact on astrobiology, although their use may be limited.Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:26:45 +0000The First U.S. Air Law Was In a Town Without Airplanes 1908, a nervous Florida town prepared for an aerial onslaught.Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:32:04 +0000The Right Time to Search for Martian Life decades of geology-focused Mars missions, should we send one dedicated to biology? Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:34:42 +0000The First U.S. Spacewalk White’s trip outside, 50 years ago, was exhilarating, improvised, and at times scary.Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:00:10 +0000