Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 26 May 2017 20:01:07 +0000“Siri, Land the Plane”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/meet-your-new-copilot-robotic-arm-180963469/This robot controls airplanes the same way people do, so it can fly almost anything people can.Fri, 26 May 2017 20:01:07 +0000A Brand New U.S. Weather Service Joined the Race in 1878 to Observe a Solar Eclipsehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/american-eclipse-180963421/The event gave the American scientific community a chance to prove themselves. A new book tells the story.Wed, 24 May 2017 19:50:18 +0000Giant Drone Racing, Swooping Get More Legithttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/giant-drone-racing-swooping-get-more-legit-180963214/See the swoopers compete for their first FAI title in August.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000A Young Eagles Flight Is Just the First Stephttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/young-eagles-flight-just-first-step-180963211/EAA has a flight plan for you, and it could save you $10,000.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mac and Mehttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/mac-and-me-180963210/How I became friends with a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot who died during World War II.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Helicopter Savanthttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/whiz-choppers-finally-take-off-180963202/Augusto Cicaré’s rotorcraft finally take off.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Got a Ticket to Space? You’ll Have to Train Firsthttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-tourists-like-us-180963201/‘We will now determine your G-force threshold…’Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Test-Driving the Lunar Roverhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/the-spacecraft-on-wheels-180963200/Before it went to the moon, this spacecraft on wheels had to be put through its paces on Earth.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000When Birds Hit Aircrafthttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/carla-j-dove-180963199/ A forensic ornithologist helps investigate bird strikes.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Elliot and Justin’s DIY Jethttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/diy-jet-180963198/It seemed like a good idea at the time.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Wanted: One Ercoupe, Lightly Usedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/learning-fly-easy-part-180963197/Learning to fly was the easy part. Try buying an airplane. Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000First Officer, Endeavor Airhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/love-my-job-how-got-it-180963196/“Don’t be in a rush to fly a jet. Sometimes I think: To be in a little four-seat plane going low and slow would be awesome right now.”Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Warbirds Road Showhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/warbirds-road-show-180963195/Ride along as the Collings Foundation brings World War II flying legends to 120 cities.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Flight of the Airsick Lobstershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/lobster-tale-180963193/ Crustaceans don’t do well in turbulence.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Seabee Keepershttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/all-purpose-seabee-180963192/With a devoted international following, an exceptional amphibian still creates buzz.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Cameramen in Vietnamhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/600th-photo-squadron-180963191/How Air Force photographers created a visual record of the war in Southeast Asia.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Amazing Stories of the Space Agehttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/space-gets-weird-180963189/Some of the space history stories you’ve never heard are the most interesting.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000Is the Phantom Planet Real?http://www.airspacemag.com/space/search-for-planet-180963187/The race is on to detect a giant on the other side of Neptune, and you could be the one to find it.Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000ARM Could Live On Without its Armhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/arm-could-live-on-without-its-arm-180963422/The Administration's proposed budget nixes asteroid grabs, but the mission could be repurposedTue, 23 May 2017 16:35:44 +0000Court Strikes Down Drone Registration Requirementhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/federal-court-strikes-drone-registration-requirement-180963398/The government won't track your toys after all.Mon, 22 May 2017 19:30:38 +0000A Brief History of Quadrotorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/brief-history-quadrotors-180963372/The hot new thing actually dates way back.Fri, 19 May 2017 19:18:01 +0000Wandering Moons Could Make Good Abodes for Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/wandering-moons-could-make-good-abodes-life-180963254/The bigger the exo-moon, the longer it’s likely to be habitable.Thu, 11 May 2017 18:30:26 +0000Meet Natilus, the Jumbo Dronehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/jumbo-jets-out-jumbo-drones-180963147/A small startup aims to capture some of the huge global shipping business.Wed, 10 May 2017 19:30:12 +0000As China Unveils Its First Airliner, Private Pilots Look for a Boost Toohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-round-dreamers-180963153/Chinese general aviation advocates sought advice and inspiration at a recent meeting in California.Mon, 08 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Student Aspirations, Public Excitement and the Purpose of a Space Programhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/student-aspirations-public-excitement-and-purpose-having-space-program-180963110/What do young people want from the space program?Wed, 03 May 2017 19:00:00 +0000This Model of a WWI Bomber Is Nearly as Awesome as the Originalhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/model-nearly-awesome-original-180963076/A famous Sikorsky airplane is reconstructed in loving (one-sixth scale) detail.Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000Military Drones Can Now Deal With Threats on Their Ownhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/no-pilot-no-problem-180963050/An exercise called Have Raider II sent a drone F-16 into (simulated) harm's way.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:45:05 +0000Have Dinner With the Astronauts in This 360 Videohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/french-astronaut-thomas-pesquet-posts-360-video-180963029/The latest VR footage from the space station.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:08:21 +0000The First Fatal Spaceflighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-fatal-spaceflight-180963019/Myths and memories of Vladimir Komarov’s Soyuz 1 mission.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:00:00 +0000Suddenly, Alpha Centauri is a Popular Destinationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/suddenly-alpha-centauri-popular-destination-180962996/Groups small and large set their sights on our neighboring star system.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Iceland on Mars?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/iceland-mars-180962978/Scientists find evidence of fire and ice in a Martian impact basin.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Bill Mellberg, a Clarifying Voicehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bill-mellberg-clarifying-voice-180962969/Farewell to a wise and thoughtful commentator on space.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +0000Watch an Atlas Rocket Launch in Live 360http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-atlas-rocket-launch-live-360-180962934/This time it’s real-time.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:24 +0000Planet-Hunting Scientists Turn to Online Gamers For Helphttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/planet-hunting-scientists-turn-online-gamers-help-180962912/How to speed up the search for new worlds? Gamify it!Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:35:01 +0000Keep Your Drone on a Leashhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/keep-your-drone-leash-180962889/Tethered drones aren't as well known as their free-flying counterparts, but can be more useful.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:00:47 +0000Hydrogen on Enceladus: Interesting, But Not Conclusive for Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hydrogen-enceladus-interesting-not-conclusive-life-180962895/Vents below the icy moon’s surface may power a biosphere, although there are other possibilities, too.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0000The Spysat and the Shuttlehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spysat-and-shuttle-180962872/On the first space shuttle mission in 1981, NASA called on a secret eye in the sky.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000Master of Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/master-mars-180962851/Pete Theisinger is this year’s recipient of the National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Trophy.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:15:27 +0000Georgy Grechko, 1931-2017http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/georgy-grechko-1931-2017-180962850/Once the record holder for time spent in orbit, the cosmonaut’s career ranged from Sputnik to space stations to science fiction. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:15:00 +0000New Play <em>Ad Astra</em> Plumbs the Mystery of Wernher von Braunhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-play-emad-astraem-plumbs-mystery-wernher-von-braun-180962807/The story of a visionary who turned a blind eye to human suffering.Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0000The French Are Coming!http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/french-are-coming-180962806/The Patrouille de France performance team graces American skies this airshow season.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000If That Slick Drone Video Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Ishttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/slick-drone-video-vaporware-180962790/Some of YouTube’s best robots turn out to be vaporware. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:55:34 +0000And the Winners of the NY City Drone Film Festival Are...http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/2017-nyc-drone-film-festival-winners-announced-180962707/Watch the best drone filmography of the year.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:29:17 +0000Practicing Safe Softwarehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/practicing-safe-software-180962744/From the Gemini and Apollo programs to today's space shuttle missions, computer programmers have learned to live with bugs.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:20:07 +0000The Airport Terminal So Beautiful It’s Reopening as a Hotelhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/engineering-twa-terminal-180962324/Eero Saarinen's birdlike TWA terminal brought aesthetics to air travel.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:30:11 +0000