Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:12:25 +0000Cubesats Are Great—Even If They Die on You, cheap satellites have a high mortality rate, especially for first-time builders. And that’s not entirely bad.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:12:25 +0000Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Award companies will work toward flying astronauts to the space station by 2017.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:27:11 +0000Reno Crowd Agrees: “Best Race I Ever Saw!” Kid won it, but it was the Old Man of Air Racing who gave the fans a finish they’ll never forget.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:13:20 +0000India’s Mangalyaan Spacecraft Closes In On Mars hopes to become the third agency to orbit the Red Planet.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:02:09 +0000The First Arctic Flight—in 1914 little-known Polish aviator got there more than a decade before Byrd and Amundsen.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:55:53 +0000More Signs That Europa Could Be Habitable see plate tectonic activity on a distant moon.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise to Boldly Go Back to the Workshop 49-year-old pop cultural artifact gets a much-needed restoration.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:43:06 +0000“Re-Blued” at the U.S. Air Force Academy quick, inspiring visit to the Academy’s campus in Colorado SpringsWed, 10 Sep 2014 20:03:48 +0000Space Crowdfunding: What’s the Secret? and losers among the space start-ups.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:05:00 +0000NASA Touts Space Station Benefits in New Video Series how some space experiments can help people on Earth.Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:30:44 +0000Undocumented Alien NWA5000 is beautiful – but is it from the Moon?Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:03:23 +0000New ISS Experiment Tests Organisms’ Survival Skills in Space samples will be exposed to the harsh environment outside the space station.Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:06:23 +0000Ten-Year-Old Gore Vidal Helped Sell the “People’s Airplane” future author acted as a pitchman for personal aviation in 1936.Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:54:55 +0000Time-Lapse of Cygnus Departing the Space Station say goodbye to their supply ship after a month in orbit.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:20:13 +0000Alien Life May Thrive on an Exotic Kind of Carbon Dioxide familiar gas would have not-so-familiar properties on other planets.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:34:35 +0000A Tour of the Boneyard aircraft retirement home in Arizona is well worth a visit.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:10:26 +0000Scientists Find Life in an Antarctic Lake …a place not unlike Jupiter’s moon EuropaThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:17:17 +0000Artifacts of the Great War collection of World War I objects, from the mundane to the extraordinaryWed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:32 +0000The Rockets That Inspired Francis Scott Key know they had a “red glare,” but what kind of rocket did the British fire in 1814?Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000How Important Is a Pilot’s First Airplane? older trainers often have the edge on newer ones.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Cancelled: The Gregor FDB-1 pilot called the Canadian biplane “chubby in a vicious way.” Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Truth About the MiG-29 U.S. intelligence services solved the mystery of a cold war killer. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000A Flight In A Skycatcher light airplane that won't frighten new pilots.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Diary of a World War I Ace combat, prison camp, and the will to fly again.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Aviation’s Sexiest Racer Bugatti built fast cars—and just one airplane.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Birth of the Bugatti design sketches show how the raceplane evolved.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Quadcopter’s Teacher Aitken wants robots to navigate—and cooperate—on their own.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000When Sputnik Crashed in Wisconsin a century later, the town of Manitowoc commemorates its biggest day ever.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Virtual Museum Visits National Air and Space Museum online collection includes thousands of artifacts that aren’t on display.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Cubesats to the Moon (Mars and Saturn, Too) next generation of planetary explorers.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000How the 737 Got Its Hamster Mouth top-selling commercial airliner engine started with a strange design.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Barefoot Pilots of the Maldives remote island nation becomes a finishing school for floatplane pilots. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Great Big, Beautiful Tomorrow the 1964 World’s Fair, the Space Age led the way to world peace, happiness, and fast cars. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Where NASA Learned to Spacewalk astronauts jumped into this Maryland pool to experience working in space.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Captain Dave and his Ukulele around Hawaii for tips.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000We Test-Drive the Country’s Only Skydiving Simulator velocity without the wind blastWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Life in a Lake of Oil that may have implications for Saturn’s moon TitanThu, 07 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Moon First—Mine the Asteroids Later’s learn how to extract space resources closer to home.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:04:10 +0000A Spotter’s Guide to World War I Replicas to see a Jenny in flightFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:17:44 +0000Spaceport West Galactic’s future launch site rises up from the New Mexico desert.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:35 +0000Calamity on Mt. Hood shifting winds downed a helicopter.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 The Museum’s New, Revamped Planetarium stars and new shows at the Einstein.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Secrets of the Skunk Works photographs of once-classified inventions from Lockheed’s famous brain trust.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Corsair vs. Kamikaze in 1945 and Beyond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Why We Don’t Have an SST the politics of supersonic transport, “boom” led to bust.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000America’s Next Spaceship to go where no man has gone before. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Mountain Training for Helicopter Pilots Army school in Colorado shows military pilots how to master the heights. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Accidental Record Setter a moonlighting ferry pilot landed in the history books, and other trans-Pacific tales. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000When Slower Was Faster brains—and the physics—behind the 1955 Bendix win.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Al Gore’s Satellite’s almost ready for launch—even if no one wants to take credit for its resurrection.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Where to Buy a WWI Aeroplane like the ones they used to fly in 1917—almost. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Thrill of Flying the World’s Smallest Jet Bede and the 1975 BD-5 Jet TeamWed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000Andy Weir, Author of The Martian conversation with a space nerd-turned-novelist.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:33:34 +0000