Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:27:06 +0000“Just Fly This Sumbitch Myself”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet-military/just-fly-sumbitch-myself-180952817/Air America’s pilots liked danger—and a bit of fun.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:27:06 +0000Area 51’s Black Jetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/area-51s-black-jets-180952881/The 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.?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-did-mean-looking-jet-get-permission-land-washington-dc-180952875/For one thing, it left its weapons at home.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000Etihad Airlines’ Luxury Suite in the Skyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/etihad-airlines-luxury-suite-sky-180952861/With your own gourmet chef, too.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:00:39 +0000To Find Alien Life, Expect the Unexpectedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/find-alien-life-expect-unexpected-180952853/Highlights of a Library of Congress symposium on first contact with extraterrestrial lifeThu, 25 Sep 2014 18:56:45 +0000The Day They Shut Down Meigs Fieldhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/day-shut-down-meigs-field-180952788/ This former Chicago landmark is a cautionary tale for small airports everywhere.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Last of the Vegashttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/last-vegas-180952789/Loved by Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post, these Lockheed beauties are museum pieces today—all but one.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Untetheredhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/untethered-180952792/The MMU may have been the coolest space vehicle ever. So why did its career end as soon as it began?Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000When Airliners Vanishhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/when-airliners-vanish-180952793/In the murky world of international aircraft deals, old airliners can end up on the dark side.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Mars Dilemmahttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-dilemma-180952797/When astronauts finally reach Mars, will they be able to land?Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Tools for Martian Survivalhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/tools-martian-survival-180952798/A test program for two planets.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Shooting Starhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/shooting-star-180952799/From Lockheed’s famed design chief Kelly Johnson, the first U.S. jet to fight.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000How to Build an Airplane in Seven Dayshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/build-airplane-seven-days-180952750/Volunteers gather at Oshkosh to make a “Wonder” happen.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Bigger Than Saturn, Bound for Deep Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/bigger-saturn-bound-deep-space-180952802/Part space shuttle, part Apollo, the Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever built. Will it be the best?Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000AeroMartí Signs Offhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/now-definitely-no-one-will-see-it-180952751/The airplane that doubled as a TV station.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Some Aircraft Get All the Luck (and Money)http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/some-aircraft-get-all-luck-money-180952753/And some run out of both.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Rescue for the Rescuershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/reporting-relief-180952754/In 2004, the USS <em>Abraham Lincoln</em> brought help to tsunami victims, and even to fellow rescuers.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Maybe I <em>Will</em> Pass on That Coffeehttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/maybe-i-will-pass-coffee-180952755/Stuck in an F-16 with no bathroom in sight.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Hawaii by Airhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/hawaii-air-180952756/A new exhibit gives a rich account of the state’s aviation history.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Can This Airport Be Saved?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/can-airport-be-saved-180952758/The fight over the nation’s busiest single-runway airport.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Raptor Sees First Combat Over Syriahttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/raptor-sees-first-combat-over-syria-180952823/After nine years, the F-22 gets its first call to action.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:57:56 +0000“Not a Woman’s Profession”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/not-womans-profession-180952807/Elena Serova overcame more than the rigors of cosmonaut training to reach space from today’s conservative Russia.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:32:54 +0000Fitness Testing for Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/fitness-testing-mars-180952760/How to ready a robot for a half-billion-mile voyageSat, 20 Sep 2014 20:23:37 +0000Navy Drone Makes First Coast-to-Coast Test Flighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/navy-maritime-drone-makes-first-coast-coast-test-flight-180952775/The MQ-4C Triton’s 16th test flight is its longest yet.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:55:44 +0000Half of All First-Time Cubesat Projects End in Failurehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cubesats-are-great-even-if-they-die-you-180952745/Half of all first-time Cubesat projects end in failure. And that’s not entirely bad.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:12:25 +0000Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Awardhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/boeing-spacex-win-nasa-commercial-crew-award-180952722/The 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!”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/reno-crowd-agrees-best-race-i-ever-saw-180952709/The 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 Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/indias-mangalyaan-closes-mars-180952707/With hopes to become the third agency to orbit the Red Planet.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:02:09 +0000The First Arctic Flight—in 1914http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-arctic-flight-1914-180952688/A 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 Habitablehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/more-signs-europa-could-be-habitable-180952683/Researchers 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 Workshophttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/star-treks-uss-enterprise-boldly-go-back-workshop-180952633/A 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 Academyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/re-blued-us-air-force-academy-180952665/A quick, inspiring visit to the Academy’s campus in Colorado SpringsWed, 10 Sep 2014 20:03:48 +0000Space Crowdfunding: What’s the Secret?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-crowdfunding-whats-secret-180952649/Winners and losers among the space start-ups.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:05:00 +0000NASA Touts Space Station Benefits in New Video Serieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-video-series-shows-how-space-station-experiments-help-people-earth-180952605/Watch how some space experiments can help people on Earth.Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:30:44 +0000Undocumented Alienhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/undocumented-alien-180952618/Meteorite NWA5000 is beautiful – but is it from the Moon?Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:03:23 +0000New ISS Experiment Tests Organisms’ Survival Skills in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-iss-experiment-tests-organisms-survival-skills-space-180952600/Biological 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”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/age-10-gore-vidal-helped-his-father-sell-peoples-airplane-180952591/The 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 Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/time-lapse-cygnus-departing-space-station-180952522/Astronauts 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 Dioxidehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/alien-life-may-thrive-exotic-kind-carbon-dioxide-180952500/The familiar gas would have not-so-familiar properties on other planets.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:34:35 +0000A Tour of the Boneyardhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/tour-boneyard-180952460/The aircraft retirement home in Arizona is well worth a visit.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:10:26 +0000Scientists Find Life in an Antarctic Lakehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/scientists-find-life-frozen-antarctic-lake-180952439/ …a place not unlike Jupiter’s moon EuropaThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:17:17 +0000Artifacts of the Great Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/world-war-i-objects-180952307/A collection of World War I objects, from the mundane to the extraordinaryWed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:32 +0000The Truth About the MiG-29http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/truth-about-mig-29-180952403/How U.S. intelligence services solved the mystery of a cold war killer. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000A Flight In A Skycatcherhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/flight-skycatcher-180952404/A light airplane that won't frighten new pilots.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Diary of a World War I Acehttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/diary-world-war-i-ace-180952405/Air combat, prison camp, and the will to fly again.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Aviation’s Sexiest Racerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Aviations-Sexiest-Racer-180952406/Ettore Bugatti built fast cars—and just one airplane.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Quadcopter’s Teacherhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/quadcopters-teacher-180952408/Jonathan Aitken wants robots to navigate—and cooperate—on their own.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Birth of the Bugattihttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/bugatti-racer-drawings-180952314/Original design sketches show how the raceplane evolved.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Virtual Museum Visitshttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/virtual-museum-visits-180952413/The National Air and Space Museum online collection includes thousands of artifacts that aren’t on display.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000When Sputnik Crashed in Wisconsinhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/when-sputnik-crashed-wisconsin-180952388/Half a century later, the town of Manitowoc commemorates its biggest day ever.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Cubesats to the Moon (Mars and Saturn, Too)http://www.airspacemag.com/space/cubesats-moon-mars-and-saturn-too-180952389/The next generation of planetary explorers.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000How the 737 Got Its Hamster Mouthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/how-737-got-its-hamster-mouth-180952391/The top-selling commercial airliner engine started with a strange design.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Barefoot Pilots of the Maldiveshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/barefoot-pilots-maldives-180952393/A remote island nation becomes a finishing school for floatplane pilots. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Great Big, Beautiful Tomorrow http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/great-big-beautiful-tomorrow-180952395/At 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 Spacewalkhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/where-nasa-learned-spacewalk-180952396/Gemini astronauts jumped into this Maryland pool to experience working in space.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Captain Dave and his Ukulelehttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/captain-dave-and-his-ukulele-180952397/Flying around Hawaii for tips.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000We Test-Drive the Country’s Only Skydiving Simulatorhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/we-test-drive-countrys-only-skydiving-simulator-180952398/Terminal velocity without the wind blastWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Rockets That Inspired Francis Scott Keyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/rockets-inspired-francis-scott-key-180952399/We 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?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/how-important-pilots-first-airplane-180952401/Why older trainers often have the edge on newer ones.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Cancelled: The Gregor FDB-1http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/cancelled-gregor-fdb-1-180952402/One pilot called the Canadian biplane “chubby in a vicious way.” Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Life in a Lake of Oilhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-pool-oil-180952281/And that may have implications for Saturn’s moon TitanThu, 07 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Moon First—Mine the Asteroids Laterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/moon-firstmine-asteroids-later-180952272/Let’s learn how to extract space resources closer to home.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:04:10 +0000