Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenThu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:24 +0000Dropsondes Go Where Even Hurricane Hunters Fear to Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dropsondes-go-where-even-hurricane-hunters-fear-fly-180964982/What flying machine could withstand 230-mph winds?Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:24 +0000Preserving Historic Sites on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/michelle-hanlon-180964762/A space lawyer says the Apollo lunar landing sites are worthy of legal protection.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000Israel’s First Air Forcehttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/israel-first-air-force-180964757/A new book documents the rise of a formidable fighting force.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000“Go” for Restorationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/go-restoration-180964788/Apollo’s mission control is getting revived.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Come Along to the Carrier Flight Deckhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/come-along-carrier-flight-deck-180964787/ The &ldquo;STEM in 30&rdquo; TV crew goes behind the scenes on the USS&nbsp;<em>Dwight D. Eisenhower.</em>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Celebration of U.S. WWII Pilots—in Chinahttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/once-more-over-the-hump-180964763/The last Douglas C-47 to fly “the Hump” is enshrined in a Chinese city park.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Brian Monroe, NASA Animatorhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/oct-nov-as-next-180964761/The space agency needs filmmakers, too.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Birth of the Bizjethttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/in-the-museum-4-180964760/Bill Lear created a jet for the Jet Set.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000We Built the Saturn Vhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/we-built-saturn-v-180964759/Memories of a giant-in-progress.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Swimming Pool For Spacefarershttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/blue-abyss-180964758/The town of Bedfordshire, England wants to build the world’s biggest pool for space training. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The 30,000-Foot Glass Ceilinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/women-pilots-of-air-india-180964756/Gender equality has a tough climb in India, but climbing is what airline pilots do.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Flying the Mail in Remote Idahohttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/air-mail-pilots-in-remote-idaho-180964754/Neither tight canyons, nor wildlife on runways…The postman’s creed is slightly different for pilots delivering mail in the mountains.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First Drone Strike—in 1944http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/drone-strike-180964753/ The TDR-1 even had a TV camera mounted in its nose. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000As the Earth Meltshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/ice-earth-melt-180964752/Scientists try to fathom what remains beneath the tip of the iceberg.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Vietnam, the CIA, and the World’s Fastest Aircrafthttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/operation-black-shield-180964751/As the SR-71 went public, these pilots flew its lookalike in secret.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000By Pitching in to Help Storm Victims, Drones Earn New Respecthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/after-two-hurricanes-drones-prove-useful-pinch-180964908/Could their role in recent hurricanes finally mean a regulatory turning point?Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:10:17 +0000A Pioneering NASA Administratorhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pioneering-nasa-administrator-180964885/The nominee to head NASA has an exciting vision for the agency.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:15:48 +0000 It’s Time to Loosen Planetary Protection Rules for Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/its-time-loosen-planetary-protection-rules-mars-180964845/Our cautiousness is stifling space exploration.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Fast Radio Bursts and SETI’s High Bar for Evidencehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fast-radio-bursts-and-setis-high-bar-evidence-180964826/Natural or artificial: How would we know if a radio signal is intelligent in origin?Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000Augmented Space: The Moon on Your Desk, and Buzz Aldrin Anywherehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/augmented-space-rockets-over-your-house-moon-your-desk-and-buzz-aldrin-everywhere-180964726/AR is about to go big.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:45:48 +0000Keeper of the Blackbirdshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/don-campbell-180964338/Don Campbell was the go-to guy for fixing SR-71s.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:03 +0000Vote For Your Favorite Vintage Airplane in Sacramento This Weekendhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/national-aviation-heritage-international-sacramento-weekend-180964809/The National Aviation Heritage International comes to the California Capital Airshow.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:30:08 +0000An Afghan Aviator’s Hopehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/afghan-aviators-hope-180964801/Shaesta Waiz wants her round-the-world trip to inspire girls everywhere.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000How Do Hurricanes Form, and Who Would Fly Into One?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-do-hurricanes-form-and-who-would-fly-one-180964783/Scenes from a Category 5 storm.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:38:45 +0000Happy (Late) Birthday, Voyagerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/happy-late-birthday-voyager-180964744/A message to humanity's farthest-flung artifact.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:45:15 +0000A Faster, Leaner Mars Sample Return Isn’t the Good Idea It Appears to Behttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/faster-leaner-mars-sample-return-isnt-good-idea-it-appears-be-180964707/In this case, savings don’t equal better science.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:00:07 +0000One Small Step for Lunar Commercehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/one-very-small-step-lunar-commerce-180964700/Onetime Google XPRIZE contender Astrobotic inks a deal with United Launch Alliance.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:30:00 +0000Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators Than Pilots?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-video-gamers-make-better-drone-pilots-180964653/Video gamers’ psychology might be better-suited to flying drones.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:00:51 +0000Cassini’s Last Moments, in Gory Detailhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cassinis-last-moments-gory-detail-180964648/For NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come quickly.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:30:54 +0000What Were the First 10 Items In the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum?http://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/first-ten-180964539/Hint: It started with a purchase from Frederick Stringfellow in 1889.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:00:04 +0000Nightly Snow Storms on Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nightly-snow-storms-mars-180964606/It may not be important for Martian life, but it makes us wonder.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:50:34 +0000What Helicopter Climbs the Fastest?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/what-helicopter-climbs-fastest-180964354/ This 1971 record still stands.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Space Camp May Be Habit Forminghttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/space-camp-may-be-habit-forming-180964353/ When camp is a career path. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The War on Noisy Aircrafthttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/war-noisy-aircraft-180964349/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Luftwaffe’s Long Armhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/the-luftwaffes-long-arm-180964346/German U-boats terrorized Allied ships during World War II, with the help of aerial scouts.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Icarus Race: Into the Wild With a Fan on Your Backhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/icarus-race-180964345/Paramotor competitors cross 1,000 miles of mountains and desert, in search of freedom, adventure, and a trophy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The “Hit and Git” Fighterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/the-hit-and-git-fighter-180964344/ How the Grumman F4F Wildcat survived. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mars Fakershttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-fakers-180964343/Can we learn anything by pretending?Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Super Helmethttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/super-helmet-180964342/F-35 pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Vietnam, These Helicopter Scouts Saw Combat Up Closehttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/snakes-loaches-180964341/Cobras and Loaches, two vastly different aircraft, relied on each other to fight the enemy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Great Soviet Crescent In the Skyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/the-great-soviet-crescent-180964339/ A cold war mystery.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuithttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-wear-180964337/Choosing the right outfit is crucial when its job is to save your life.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Airliner to Vanishhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/first-lost-airliner-southern-cloud-180964336/In 1930s aviation, airline passengers took the same risks as record-setting adventurers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Remembering the Iconic Airport Dinerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/reflections-in-a-greasy-spoon-180964335/Reflections in a greasy spoon.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Robots to the Rescuehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/emergency-response-uavs-180964334/Your next 911 call may fetch a drone.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Youngest 777 First Officer In the Worldhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/i-love-my-job-and-heres-how-i-got-it-180964333/Connor Shields, First Officer, Southern AirTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Remote Viewing Could Revolutionize Air Traffic Controlhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/roger-virginia-we-see-you-in-idaho-180964332/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Moon, Front and Centerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/moon-front-and-center-180964519/The upcoming eclipse reminds us of the Moon’s proximity.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:48:36 +0000Chasing the Eclipse at 45,000 Feethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/eclipse-airplane-study-180964493/Researchers aboard a Gulfstream V will study the sun’s rarely-seen outer atmosphere.Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:01:08 +0000You’ve Been Warned: Keep Your Drones Away From Military Baseshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/keep-your-drones-away-military-base-180964451/It won’t be long before the first legal shoot-down of an unpiloted intruder.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:30:20 +0000No, Quantum Teleportation Won’t Let Us Send Instant Messages to Alpha Centaurihttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/no-quantum-teleportation-wont-let-us-send-instant-messages-alpha-centauri-180964463/Quantum computers may have other benefits for space exploration, however.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:51:55 +0000It’s Been a Bad Week for Chinese Drone Maker DJIhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bad-week-dji-180964415/The world’s largest hobby UAV manufacturer takes a beating in the news.Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:45:05 +0000What Would It Take to Wipe Out All Life on Earth?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-would-it-take-wipe-out-all-life-earth-180964362/Hard to say, but a recent study paints too happy a picture. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:00:10 +0000U.S. Army Puts a Halt to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/us-army-stops-using-chinese-made-dji-drones-180964324/Security concerns lead to ban of a popular brand of UAV.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:00:34 +0000WWII, As It Really Lookedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/long-forgotten-color-images-world-war-ii-180964300/A new book showcases long-forgotten color images of Britain in the Second World War.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:09:28 +0000Automating Farming from the Skyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/automating-agriculture-sky-180964298/Agricultural drones don't get the attention they deserve.Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0000Comings and Goings in the NASA Familyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/comings-and-goings-nasa-family-180964274/An emotional sendoff for a space station crewTue, 01 Aug 2017 19:00:42 +0000Ashes and Waterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ashes-and-water-180964225/Despite new findings about lunar water, it still makes sense to mine ice at the poles.Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Anti-Drone Technology Could Become a Billion-Dollar Businesshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/there-are-plenty-ways-stop-droneif-allowed-180964214/Demand for drone countermeasures is growing rapidly.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:11:41 +0000