Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 06 Mar 2015 13:18:09 +0000Journey to Space 3D Opens at IMAX Theatershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/journey-space-3d-opens-imax-theaters-180954487/A new big-screen film documents the progress of NASA’s next big adventure.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:18:09 +0000Dawn Spacecraft Closes in on Cereshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dawn-spacecraft-closes-ceres-180954450/Soon we’ll find out what those mysterious bright spots are.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:40:17 +0000Even Cosmonauts Liked the Vulcan Greetinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/even-cosmonauts-liked-vulcan-greeting-180954446/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:02:28 +0000For Service Above and Beyondhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/service-above-beyond-180954247/Pilots who won the Medal of Honor, from WWI to Vietnam.Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:24 +0000Russia Installs Nanny Cam at Siberian Spaceporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/russia-installs-nanny-cam-siberian-spaceport-180954411/Maybe public oversight can speed up construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome.Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:44:43 +0000Earth-like Planets Might be<br>Rare After Allhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/earth-planets-might-be-rare-after-all-180954408/New computer simulations suggest that red dwarfs would give rise to desert planets or waterworlds.Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:01:43 +0000Balloons of the Cold Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/balloons-cold-war-180951711/Operation “Winds of Freedom” used leaflet-filled balloons to fight Communism. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:29:12 +0000The New Silk Roadhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-silk-road-180954275/All paths lead back to the Middle EastThu, 19 Feb 2015 14:57:57 +0000Ancient Life on the Moon — From Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ancient-life-moon-earth-180954282/The possibility that terrestrial fossils are preserved in Moon rocks makes lunar exploration even more appealing.Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:24:11 +0000Getting Married On the Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/getting-married-fly-180954197/Couples who wed in balloons and airplanes.Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:13:17 +0000How Could We Detect Life in Europa’s Geysers?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-europas-geysers-180954236/Scientists consider how to sample the spray from Jupiter’s moon.Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:07:54 +0000European Spaceplane Test a Successhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/european-spaceplane-test-success-180954222/Reusable spacecraft splashes down in the Pacific.Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:01:32 +0000The Basics: Four Trainershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/training-day-180954059/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:02:43 +0000P-40 Warhawks and Flying Tigershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/december-7-first-response-180954062/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:02:17 +0000B-25s Fly a Raid on Tokyohttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/billy-mitchells-bomber-jimmy-doolittles-nerve-180954063/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:01:50 +0000P-39s of the Cactus Air Forcehttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/guadalcanal-russia-deadly-down-low-180954065/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:01:25 +0000The Douglas Dauntless and Other Heroes of Midwayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/reversal-midway-180954067/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:00:48 +0000The Fighter That Shot Down Yamamotohttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/lightning-strikes-180954069/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:00:28 +0000Mission to Ploesti: B-24 Liberatorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/ploesti-had-go-180954070/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:00:06 +0000All the Way to Berlin with Mustangshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/best-us-airframe-meet-best-british-engine-180954071/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:58:24 +0000B-17s and a Big Week of Bombinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/big-week-180954072/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:58:06 +0000C-47s on D-Dayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/invasion-180954073/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:56:49 +0000B-26 Marauders, A-26 Invadershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/low-blow-180954074/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:56:29 +0000Hellcats, Helldivers, and Avengershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/hellcats-helldivers-and-avengers-180954075/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:56:04 +0000P-47s Did It Allhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/p-47s-did-it-all-180954076/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:55:44 +0000Corsairs, the Angels of Iwo Jimahttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/marine-dream-180954077/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:55:21 +0000B-29s Become the Ultimate Weaponshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/final-act-180954078/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:54:49 +0000A History of WW2 in 25 Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/history-ww2-25-airplanes-180954056/Seventy years after the war’s end, the airplanes that won it are flying over the National Mall.Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:51:10 +0000Duke Ellington’s Ode to the First Moon Landinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/duke-ellingtons-ode-first-moon-landing-180954208/In 1969, the jazz composer performed a rare vocal to mark Apollo 11’s historic flight. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:22:34 +0000Why Are There So Few Female Pilots?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/why-are-there-so-few-female-pilots-180954115/Identifying the barriers that stop women from flying.Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:42:29 +0000When Disney Went to Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/when-disney-went-war-180954087/During World War II, the cartoon studio created hundreds of insignia for American troops.Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:12:25 +0000VIDEO: Hubble’s Hat Trickhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/video-hubbles-hat-trick-180954154/The space telescope captures three moons crossing the disk of Jupiter at the same time.Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:45:14 +0000The Untold Story of U.S. Pilots Who Flew for Israel in 1948http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/untold-story-pilots-flew-israel-180954112/A new documentary introduces the American volunteers who founded Israel’s first Air Force.Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:49:09 +0000Gallery: What Can the F-35 Weather?http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/what-can-f-35-weather-180954132/Lockheed’s Lightning II undergoes climate testing to prove it can fly under any conditions.Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:19:32 +0000A Meteorite Returns to Space, In the Name of Arthttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/artist-works-space-and-time-180954106/Artist Katie Paterson discusses bouncing sonatas off the moon, mapping dead stars, and her recent collaboration with the European Space Agency.Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:24:27 +0000Japan’s Small Jet Gamblehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/japans-small-jet-gamble-180954093/Can Mitsubishi succeed in the crowded regional jet market?Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:40:48 +0000Are UAV Ready to Rock?http://www.airspacemag.com/articles/drone-advocacy-group-sponsors-ok-go-concert-washington-dc-180954050/Indie band OK Go plays pro-drone concert at DC’s legendary 9:30 Club.Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:42:45 +0000B. Ray Hawke, Lunar Geologisthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/b-ray-hawke-lunar-geologist-180954083/Remembering a valued collaborator and friend.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:07:36 +0000Closing in on Mysterious Cereshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/closing-mysterious-ceres-180954068/Yet another world that may have an internal ocean.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:50:35 +0000When “Go” is Better Than “No Go”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/when-go-better-no-go-180954008/Sometimes aborting the takeoff is the wrong decision.Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:07 +0000Aero Meets Hero: A Cartoonist’s Take on WW2http://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/peter-pachoumis-180953999/Introducing Victory, the spiritual heir of Captain America.Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:27:34 +0000Supermarket Spaceshipshttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/supermarket-spaceships-180953861/These 1950s life-sized mock-ups helped prepare Americans for the real Space Age.Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:37:27 +0000Hellfire Meets Predator http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/hellfire-meets-predator-180953940/How the drone was cleared to shoot.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000Pluto at Lasthttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/pluto-last-180953941/Nine years after leaving Earth, New Horizons closes in on the last of the Original Nine planets, and whatever lies beyond. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000Airline Merger Warshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/airline-merger-wars-180953942/The battle for the soul of an airlineTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000Last of the Great Flying Boats http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/last-great-flying-boats-180953943/Why the Convair Tradewind was a beautiful, versatile, fast failure. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000What Couldn’t the F-4 Phantom Do?http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/what-couldnt-f-4-phantom-do-180953944/A tribute to McDonnell’s masterpiece fighter jet.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000UAV U.http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/uav-u-180953945/How to train the next generation of pilots—who will never take to the skies.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 Scott Kelly’s Year in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/scott-kellys-year-space-180953946/You think gravity wears you down? Try 12 months without it.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Final Flight of Extortion 17http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/final-flight-extortion-17-180953947/It was the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations. Why did it happen?Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000A Meteorite Older than Earth Could Tell Us How Planets Were Madehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/meteorite-older-earth-could-tell-us-how-planets-were-made-180953931/Discovering a solar system in a grain of sand.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000U.S. Debut at Chinese Airshowhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/us-debut-chinese-airshow-180953932/A C-17 Globemaster wowed visitors at the Zhuhai AirshowTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 The B-52 Just Keeps on Flyinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/b-52-just-keeps-flying-180953933/Designed in the 1940s, the BUFF shows no sign of retiring. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000The (Nail-Biting) First Landing on a Comethttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/nail-biting-first-landing-comet-180953935/How it went down inside the Rosetta control room that night. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000Need a T-33 to De-Ice a Runway? No Problemhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/need-t-33-de-ice-runway-no-problem-180953936/My first crack at “piloting” a real jet didn’t turn out the way I’d hopedTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000A Game For Your Inner Spyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/game-your-inner-spy-180953939/ Visitors learn about the cold war in a new role-playing gameTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000A Ride on the World’s Largest Passenger Jethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ride-worlds-largest-passenger-jet-180953953/My first trip on an Airbus A-380, at a time when the giant airliner’s future is in doubt.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:35:53 +0000The Future of Aircraft Carriershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-aircraft-carriers-180953905/A debate at the Naval Academy Museum leads to some surprising conclusions.Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:40:35 +0000Astronomers Just Doubled the Number of Potentially Habitable Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astronomers-just-doubled-number-potentially-habitable-planets-180953898/Another step closer to finding a second EarthWed, 14 Jan 2015 20:08:03 +0000How Do Astronauts Weigh Themselves in Space?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-do-astronauts-weigh-themselves-space-180953884/High-tech scales for the zero-G traveler.Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:27:06 +0000Park Service to Allow Diving Tours of B-29 Wreckage in Lake Meadhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lake-mead-b-29-180953839/The Nevada crash site hasn’t been open to the public since 2008.Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:41:26 +0000New Spacewalk Exhibit Opens at National Air and Space Museumhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-spacewalk-exhibit-opens-national-air-and-space-museum-180953836/“Outside the Spacecraft” celebrates 50 years of astronaut EVAs.Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:02:57 +0000