Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenMon, 20 Oct 2014 19:51:08 +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 +0000Tools for Martian Survival test program for two planets.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Shooting Star 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 Days gather at Oshkosh to make a “Wonder” happen.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Bigger Than Saturn, Bound for Deep Space 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 Off airplane that doubled as a TV station.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Some Aircraft Get All the Luck (and Money) some run out of both.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Rescue for the Rescuers 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 Coffee in an F-16 with no bathroom in sight.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Hawaii by Air new exhibit gives a rich account of the state’s aviation history.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Can This Airport Be Saved? fight over one of the nation’s busiest single-runway general aviation airportsWed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Day They Shut Down Meigs Field This former Chicago landmark is a cautionary tale for small airports everywhere.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Last of the Vegas by Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post, these Lockheed beauties are museum pieces today—all but one.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Untethered 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 Vanish 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 Dilemma astronauts finally reach Mars, will they be able to land?Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Raptor Sees First Combat Over Syria nine years, the F-22 gets its first call to action.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:57:56 +0000“Not a Woman’s Profession” 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 Mars to ready a robot for a half-billion-mile voyageSat, 20 Sep 2014 20:23:37 +0000Navy Drone Makes First Coast-to-Coast Test Flight 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 Failure 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 Award 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!” 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 Mars hopes to become the third agency to orbit the Red Planet.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:02:09 +0000The First Arctic Flight—in 1914 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 Habitable 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 Workshop 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 Academy quick, inspiring visit to the Academy’s campus in Colorado SpringsWed, 10 Sep 2014 20:03:48 +0000Space Crowdfunding: What’s the Secret? and losers among the space start-ups.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:05:00 +0000NASA Touts Space Station Benefits in New Video Series how some space experiments can help people on Earth.Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:30:44 +0000Undocumented Alien NWA5000 is beautiful – but is it from the Moon?Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:03:23 +0000New ISS Experiment Tests Organisms’ Survival Skills in Space 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” 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 Station 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 Dioxide familiar gas would have not-so-familiar properties on other planets.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:34:35 +0000A Tour of the Boneyard aircraft retirement home in Arizona is well worth a visit.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:10:26 +0000