Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenThu, 20 Nov 2014 21:07:12 +0000Picture-Perfect SR-71 Blackbird pilot and photographer describes the day he took his favorite picture.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:07:12 +0000What a Blackbird Drinks the SR-71, Kelly Johnson once said, everything had to be invented—including the gas.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:48:55 +0000Plant Life May Thrive in Alien Atmospheres may not even require as much light as it does on Earth.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:43 +0000Orbital Inspectors the space station gets smacked by a micrometeoroid, an array of devices can find—and fix—the damage.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Painting With a Learjet Engine German princess takes to the runway to produce “jet-art.”Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000AOPA Goes Back to Its Grassroots its 75th anniversary, the pilots association celebrates successes and looks to the future.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Eye to Eye with a Bear 1966, a Naval aviator got an unforgettable look at an icon of the Cold War: the Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 bomber.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Searching for Moon Rocks in Iowa 1964, midwestern farmers and school kids got a jump on the Apollo astronauts.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000The Pioneering Age of Ultralights wonders in the Museum’s collection.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000How to Survive A Helicopter Crash—and terrifying—training helps passengers prepare for the worst.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000America’s First Combat Pilots of the volunteers who served in the famed Lafayette Escadrille shed light on why they chose to fight.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000The Cub’s Badass Big Brother Piper PA-48 Enforcer may have been called the “Super Mustang,” but it never found its mission.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Blackbird Diaries from the fastest jet ever flown.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Dark Matter Detectives The hunt for the most elusive particles in the universe is half a mile underground.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000The Missile Men of North Vietnam A look at the air war waged from the ground. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Fake Flying Wing 33 years, two amateur auteurs wrap their boyhood <em>Raiders</em> remake by blowing up the Nazi airplane of their dreams.Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:57:48 +0000Return of the Parasites wants new tech for an old idea.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:01:10 +0000<i>Interstellar’s</i> Scientific Fact-Checker talk with physicist Kip Thorne.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:00:59 +0000A New Way to Search for Martian Life analysis may help us separate native organisms from Earthly contamination.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:58:09 +0000Time-Lapse of Orion’s Trip to the Launch Pad new spaceship gets one step closer to its December 4 debut.Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:56:57 +0000The First Landing on a Comet two and a half suspenseful days, Rosetta mission scientists ended up a happy bunch.Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:19:06 +0000China is Now Positioned to Dominate the Moon are they up to?Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:12:38 +0000Incredible Image Shows Never-Before-Seen Detail in a Solar System Being Born will be the go-to picture for planetary formation in astronomy textbooks.Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000The Future of Air Travel, as Seen from MIT expert panel looks ahead to the airline experience of 2030, with more passengers and fewer (if any) pilots.Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:53:41 +0000Navy F-35 Makes Its First Carrier Landing, With an Audience military airplanes don't come along as often as they used to.Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:14:56 +0000SpaceShipTwo Suffers Fatal Accident During a Test Flight pilot is lost; investigation is under way.Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:05:58 +0000Chinese Test Capsule Returns from Moon paves the way for a future lunar sample return.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:18 +0000How Animals Came to Roam the Earth rise of complex life came after a rise in oxygen levels, according to new research.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000Yet Another Flying Car we go again.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:06:49 +0000What Was the Deal With That Boat Scuttling Last Night's Rocket Launch? Coast Guard and Marine Police try to warn boats out of the danger zone, but sometimes they get through.Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:17:12 +0000Google VP Sets New Record for a Stratospheric Leap Eustace makes history with his 26-mile fall.Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:14:16 +0000Mimas: Is There an Ocean Inside the Death Star? (possibly) watery moon in the outer solar systemFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:24:32 +0000Watch Video of a NASA Rocket Sled Pulling a Giant Parachute better than the official “Enter Sandman” video.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:26 +0000First Responders World War I pilots joined up early by serving with Britain’s Royal Air Force.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:15:49 +0000First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launches on a Chinese Rocket Luxembourg company sends a payload where no amateur radio satellite has ever gone.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:22 +0000Did a B-24 Really Shoot Down a V-2 Rocket in 1944? the trail of a tall tale.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:51:08 +0000International Spacecraft Fleet Poised To Watch Comet Skim Past Mars Sunday’s close approach, the view will be best from the Red Planet.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:54:36 +0000Lunar Volcanism: How Recent is Recent? work suggests that lavas were erupted on the Moon less than 100 million years ago.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:49:58 +0000New Spacecraft Cleaning Method Gets Rid of Pesky “Hitchhikers” cheaper, easier, approach to planetary protection.Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:46:26 +0000Orion: the Trailer preview of NASA’s coming movie...uh…launch.Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:04:58 +0000Europe’s Proto-Spaceplane Gets Ready To Fly IXV will pave the way for future reusable spacecraft.Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:49:38 +0000The First Aerial Combat Victory vs. airplane over France in 1914Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:15:43 +0000Describing Mars to the Rest of the World’s new translation project introduces the Red Planet in Icelandic, Esperanto, and more.Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:05:41 +0000A Road Trip on the Moon tips for a lunar vacationThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:18:38 +0000“Just Fly This Sumbitch Myself” America’s pilots liked danger—and a bit of fun.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:27:06 +0000Area 51’s Black Jets highly classified inventions tested at Groom Lake are some of the greatest aircraft ever flown.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:36:33 +0000How Did This Mean-Looking Jet Get Permission to Land In Washington D.C.? one thing, it left its weapons at home.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000Etihad Airlines’ Luxury Suite in the Sky your own gourmet chef, too.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:00:39 +0000How the Navy’s Going Green USS <i>Makin Island’</i>s hybrid-electric propulsion is the future of aircraft carriers.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:22:11 +0000To Find Alien Life, Expect the Unexpected of a Library of Congress symposium on first contact with extraterrestrial lifeThu, 25 Sep 2014 18:56:45 +0000