Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 09 Dec 2016 21:11:48 +0000Jimmy Wyld, the Young Genius Who Jump-Started the U.S. Rocket Businesshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/jimmy-wyld-young-genius-who-jump-started-us-rocket-business-180961383/Seventy-five years ago, a bunch of amateur rocketeers from New Jersey started a small company with a big future. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:11:48 +0000A Feathered Dinosaur From 99 Million Years Agohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/feathered-dinosaur-99-million-years-ago-180961369/This bird-like creature raises questions about how smart dinosaurs really were. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:37:50 +0000John Glenn (1921-2016)http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/john-glenn-1921-2016-180961367/The passing of an American hero.Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:33 +0000Tiny Adorable Bird Goggles Allow Innovative Study of Flighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/tiny-adorable-bird-goggles-allow-innovative-study-flight-180961285/Stanford engineers wanted to measure lift forces, but first they had to protect their avian partner’s eyes.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:01:00 +0000Best Children’s Books of 2016http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/best-childrens-books-2016-180960665/The best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers in 2016. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:05:18 +0000Paint the Night with Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/paint-night-drones-180961232/Is this the first step to flying billboards?Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Step toward Silicon Life?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/step-toward-silicon-life-180961272/Scientists have found that microbes can make chemical bonds that might—conceivably—play a role in alien biology. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:23:13 +0000Canadian Astronaut Will Test a New Bio-Monitor Shirt in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/canadian-astronaut-will-test-new-bio-monitor-shirt-space-180961270/Space doctors hope the “Astroskin” can replace some of those messy wires and electrodes.Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000Venus, By Way of Hawaiihttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/venus-way-hawaii-180961253/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:00:00 +0000Finding Earth 2.0 Will Be Harder Than We Thoughthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/finding-earth-20-will-be-harder-than-we-thought-180961067/No such discovery can be expected within this decade.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the P-51http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-space-quiz-test-your-knowledge-p-51-180961162/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:27:17 +0000Chinese Astronauts Land on the Same Day That ISS Astronauts Launchhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinese-astronauts-land-same-day-iss-astronauts-launch-180961166/Soyuz up, Shenzhou down.Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:02:09 +0000Everyone in the Ocean!http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/everyone-ocean-180961131/Swim Call on a U.S. Navy Aircraft CarrierThu, 17 Nov 2016 17:46:54 +0000Early Venusian Oceans May Have Harbored Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/early-venusian-oceans-may-have-harbored-life-180961137/If so, could there still be life in the planet’s atmosphere today?Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Underrated Gus Grissomhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/underrated-gus-grissom-180961130/A new biography confirms that the Mercury astronaut did indeed have the right stuff.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:08:10 +0000From a Massachusetts Field to the Plains of Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/massachusetts-field-plains-mars-180961116/My robot is smarter than your robot.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000The French Air Service Nearly Rejected This WW1 Acehttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/zero-hero-180961114/Georges Guynemer was turned down five times before he got the chance to fly.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Science Explainer, National Air and Space Museumhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/explainer-180961113/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Warthog’s Final Testhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/old-not-obsolete-180961108/Colonel/Congresswoman Martha McSally wants proof before she sends the Warthog to the boneyard.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000China Now Has the World’s Biggest Radio Dishhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/chinas-fast-track-180961089/ The 500-meter telescope will be dedicated to astronomical research and SETI.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Apollo’s Worst Dayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/apollo-fire-50-years-180960972/Veterans of NASA’s moon program referred to it simply as “The Fire.” Did it have to happen?Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000A News Reporter at Lockerbiehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/above-beyond-Lockerbie-180960971/ In 1988, I went to the scene of one of the worst air disasters in history.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Sub Hunts in a Seaplanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/cold-war-marlin-pilots-180960970/On cold war missions, in any weather, Martin Marlins prowled the globe.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Racing Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/racing-drones-180960969/With 40 million fans, $100,000 purses, and crashes galore, drones take the track.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Lincoln Ellsworth’s <i>Polar Star</i>http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/lincoln-polar-star-180960968/ Surveying Antarctica by air in 1935.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000A Pilot Rediscovers a Pearl Harbor Herohttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/cadet-returns-180960967/ The Heritage Flight Museum pays tribute to a civilian flight instructor who went on to serve her country.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Kunming Remembers the Flying Tigershttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/kunming-photo-exhibit-flying-tigers-180960966/A photography exhibit based on the work of R.T. Smith honors the legendary fighter group that saved a Chinese city.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Complacency in the Cockpithttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/interview-tony-kern-180960964/A human factors expert discusses the subtle dangers facing today’s airline pilots.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000How a WW2 Combat Injury Led to a Treatment for Cataracts, 40 Years Laterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/Hurricanes-cataracts-180960963/ WW2 ace Gordon Cleaver’s doctor came up with a technique that has saved the sight of millions of people.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Call in the A-10http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/why-the-a-10-survives-180960962/Why a Ground-Attack classic has so far survived Air Force efforts to kill it.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000California’s Snow Sentinelhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/nasa-snow-observatory-180960961/When all your water is in the snowpack, you better keep your eyes on the mountaintops.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000On the <i>Arizona</i> and Afterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/pearl-harbor-interview-180960960/Navy Quartermaster Lou Conter survived the attack on Pearl Harbor to fly and fight another day.Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000Favorable Signs for a Lunar Returnhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/favorable-signs-lunar-return-180961083/The Moon may once again play a significant role in the U.S. space program.Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:27:02 +0000The Taliban Discovers Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/taliban-discovers-drones-180961010/What does one slick-looking propaganda video mean?Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:25:14 +0000The Thorny Devil, an Alien in Our Midsthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/thorny-devil-alien-our-midst-180961007/This lizard could teach us about survival on dry planets.Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:00:01 +0000Pluto, So Farhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pluto-so-far-180960990/New Horizons has finally sent down all its data from the fly-by. What have we learned about the far-away dwarf planet system?Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:04:01 +0000Can a Tiny Drone Take Down an Airliner?http://www.airspacemag.com/articles/can-tiny-drone-take-down-airliner-180960896/There’s only one way to find out...Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:04 +0000Is There a Doctor with a Phone Onboard?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-smartphone-app-aimed-doctors-responding-emergencies-flight-180960897/A new smartphone app will give doctors responding to in-flight emergencies basic instructions in how to treat 23 common conditions.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:53:58 +0000R.A. “Bob” Hoover Dies at 94http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/r-bob-hoover-dies-94-180960903/Aviation fans lose one of the greatest pilots who ever flew.Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:33:38 +0000A Dessert Only a POW Could Lovehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dessert-only-pow-could-love-180960887/In a cook-off between aviators and astronauts, who would win?Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:42:03 +0000Rwanda Gets Medical Delivery by Dronehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/rwanda-gets-medical-delivery-drone-180960825/But how practical is it?Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:04:29 +0000Matterport Makes VR Navigation Easyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/matterport-makes-it-easy-navigate-vr-180960884/Look around inside a C-5 transport, or roam the bridge of the USS <i>Midway</i>.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:00:00 +0000ExoMars Lander Goes Silent at the Last Minutehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/europes-first-landing-mars-180960828/The good news: The Trace Gas Orbiter arrived as planned and is running flawlessly.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:55:06 +0000The Drone You Command With a Wave of Your Handhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/consumer-drones-get-smarter-180960824/The Mavic Pro introduces point and click control, minus the click.Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:08:16 +0000Marsquakes May Point the Way to Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/marsquakes-may-point-way-life-180960822/Fault zones could make good habitats, according to recent research. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000A Pilot’s Take on Drone Schoolhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pilots-take-drone-school-180960770/Getting a commercial drone license shouldn’t be too difficult, if you already fly airplanes. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:20:17 +0000Lunar Craters May Be Forming Faster Than We Thoughthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-craters-may-be-forming-faster-we-thought-180960756/New images show a more active surface on the Moon.Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:00:01 +0000