Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenTue, 03 May 2016 13:47:16 +0000The Odds That We’re the Only Advanced Species in the Galaxy Are One in 60 Billion modified version of the Drake Equation, and what it tells us.Tue, 03 May 2016 13:47:16 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Which is more fun, the ascent into orbit or the reentry? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Driving a “Lunar” Rover, From the Space Station small step for telepresence.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:10:24 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why not build and launch spacecraft from the ISS? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:39 +0000DARPA’s Spaceplane of the Future One small, reusable launch vehicle for $146 million or best offer.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:46:22 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Airline History Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Is it quiet onboard the space station? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30:40 +0000Ask the Astronaut: After your return to Earth did you have trouble sleeping? Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:47:03 +0000Watch the First Launch from Russia’s New Siberian Spaceport off of a Soyuz rocket is at 10:01 Eastern U.S. time.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:03 +0000Airbus Delivers Its First Passenger Jet Built in the U.S. European company’s new plant in Alabama ships its first product.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:00:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do we have the knowledge to send humans to Mars? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:57:37 +0000Lunar Resources: Beyond the Fringe recent meeting in London suggests that more people are coming to accept the idea of using space resources.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:22:42 +0000The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumping some reason this bizarre pastime never really took off.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:49:44 +0000Dust From the Great Beyond grains seen by the Cassini spacecraft lend support to the old panspermia hypothesis.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:58:09 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Have you ever seen UFOs from orbit? Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:42 +0000Lightning Strikes for the First Time’s X-plane takes to the air.Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:02:02 +0000Future E-Gliders Could “Fly” on Airless Worlds NASA advanced concepts grant explores aeronautics without the aero.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:48:25 +0000Historic Airplane Competition To Skip Reno, But There’s Always Next Year past winners are any guide, some of the most magnificent vintage aircraft flying today will compete for awards in 2017.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:40:46 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can you feel the movement of the space station? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:30:38 +0000What Would You Have Put on Voyager’s Golden Record? author puts together his own “Earthling mixtape” in a new book.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:14:31 +0000The Smithsonian Gets Its First Coast Guard Helicopter Seaguard arrives just in time for the service’s centennial of flight.Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:03:46 +0000Splashdown, Live Via Satellite 1968, getting TV broadcasts from a ship at sea was still tricky business.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What qualities do I need to become an astronaut? Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Scientists Create Life’s Building Blocks From Just Three Ingredients dust and ice, add radiation, and voilà.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:52:53 +0000Parking Is Getting Tight at the Space Station having a party?Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:07:24 +0000The Mach 1 Whodunit’t believe everything you read on the Internet.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:41:40 +0000British TV Show Asks If Dogs Can Fly Airplanes and...Yes, They Can is your captain barking.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:25:06 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why isn’t the space station shaped like a wheel? Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:17:00 +0000Supernova Fallout Hit Earth When Human Ancestors Were Alive for them, the source of the explosions was beyond the “kill distance.”Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What does space smell like? Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why wasn’t the space shuttle built out of titanium? Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:38 +0000Wright Brothers’ Patent Application, Missing for 36 Years, Turns Up Underground Archives finds document in a storage facility in Kansas.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:19:04 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do spacewalkers worry about dying outside? Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:41:56 +0000Mapping Melts on the Moon deposits of impact melt can help explain early lunar history, if you know where the material came from.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:02:32 +0000Five Airplanes That Made No Difference the wrong turns in aviation’s early evolution.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:56:49 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do you believe there’s life on other planets? Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Air & Space 2016 Airshow Planner guide to this year’s aerial performances across the U.S.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:44:05 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Has space travel changed your life? Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:20:04 +0000New Horizons is Still Only Halfway Through Its Download from Pluto are more pictures and data yet to come, as NASA faces a decision on the spacecraft’s future.Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:16:18 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Does it feel hot inside a spacecraft during reentry? Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:29:02 +0000NASA’s Inflatable Room Is Almost Ready years of planning, the Bigelow BEAM module is due to arrive at the space station next month.Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:49:08 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What is free fall? Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:26:15 +0000Bird or Superman: What’s the Best Way to Fly in Virtual Reality? so many things, it depends.Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:30:32 +0000See, Hear, Sniff: How Airborne Spies Collect Intel are filled with gizmos that gather information in three major ways.Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:46:17 +0000Scientists Create Bacteria with the Smallest Known Genome life may help us understand life on other planets.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000Kudos for Pluto New Horizons team will receive the National Air and Space Museum’s 2016 Current Achievement Award.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:47:24 +0000Jim Lovell, From Carriers to the Moon veteran astronaut is honored with the National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement trophy.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:47:06 +0000Would We Know Alien Life If We Saw It? have we already seen it on Mars?Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Technically Speaking: Stealth Before Stealth the art of invisibility in the 1970s.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Case of the Runaway U-2 the time I almost had to shoot down one of our own.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Campaign by Helicopter 1948, “All the Way with LBJ” meant scooting around Texas in a Bell 47D.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +000030 Years of Air & Space us celebrate by voting for your favorite cover.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000For Chris Carter, the Truth is Still Out There <i>X-Files</i> creator wants to believe. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000The World’s Largest Indoor Air Show featuring drones, too.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ten Antique Airplanes and the Pilots Who Dare to Fly Them dangers and demands of piloting vintage aircraft.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Life Among the Gas Giants for signs of biology on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Scramble Seawolves! Navy SEALs in the Mekong Delta needed help, salvation came from a pair of beat-up Hueys.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Born to Race how close a pair of custom-built racers came to unseating the kings of Reno.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Drone that Stalked Bin Laden RQ-170 provided a secret, and vital, piece of the intel puzzle.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Space Shuttle’s First Crisis new book details the drama behind the launch of the world’s first reusable spaceship.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can only pilots apply to be astronauts? Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:41:32 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What do astronauts eat right before launch? Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:50:32 +0000Cactus, Speedbird, and Other Great Call Signs West had one of the best, but lost it in the politics of mergers.Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:08:07 +0000A New Space Station Camera Will Watch Meteors From Above down on showers like the Perseids can be better than looking up.Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:45:30 +0000ExoMars and the Question of Martian Methane’s new Mars mission will take aim at one of planetary science’s most intriguing mysteries.Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:48:36 +0000Ask the Astronaut: How does NASA simulate weightlessness? Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:19:03 +0000Rare Minerals May Be a Sign of Life and biology co-evolved on Earth, and maybe on other planets, too.Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:27:57 +0000An Aerial Food Drop Over Syria Missed Its Target, and That’s No Surprise experienced C-130 officer explains why it’s so hard to get drops right from high altitudes.Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:10:43 +0000DARPA Picks Aurora Flight Sciences For New X-Plane will take off like a helicopter, fly like an airplane, and be the strangest thing in the skies.Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:56:03 +0000Not All Martian Landing Sites Are Alike choosing among them is one of the great challenges facing any search for life.Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:58:09 +0000