Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenMon, 06 Jul 2015 20:06:57 +0000SETI and the Rise of the Machines intelligence offers another possible solution to the Fermi Paradox.Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:06:57 +0000Sample Return May Not Be the Best Way to Find Martian Life’s Mars 2020 will be a great technology demonstrator, but is it right for astrobiology?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:46:20 +0000A Spyplane in 1914 mission included two pit stops and an “excellent lunch.”Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:59:41 +0000SpaceX Loses Dragon Cargo Ship in Launch Explosion says space station logistics may have to be shuffled, but there’s no emergency.Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:16:34 +0000What Is the Space Program Good For? 1968, on the eve of the first Apollo launch, rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun gave his answer.Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:24:49 +0000Lindbergh’s 1927 Flight Set Off a Mini-Craze of Board Games“Lindy Hop-Off” and “Captain Hop Across Junior” were just two of the titles inspired by the first transatlantic solo flight.Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:46:25 +0000Video: The F-35 Goes Skiing Lightning II practices a British-style carrier takeoff at Patuxent River.Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:31:46 +0000Life May Need to Take Charge of a Planet to Survive sobering solution to Fermi’s Paradox Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:13:50 +0000You, Too, Can Own A Hypersonic Flying Laboratory a mere $60,000 or so. Plus shipping and handling.Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:07:32 +0000Encore! how this four-year-old reacts to her first aerobatic flight.Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:23:41 +0000Here’s What Moving Traffic Looks Like From 250 Miles Up releases its first high-res video from the space station.Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:22:11 +0000A Dust Cloud Around the Moon ever said that space is empty?Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:26:57 +00003,200 Miles Over Ceres A JPL composite video simulates a flyover of a dwarf planet.Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:05:35 +0000Stateside Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Will Get Benefits After All Veterans Administration follows up on a finding by the Institute of Medicine.Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:57:16 +0000Bringing Inflight Movies to Airlines Was Harder Than It Sounds in 1961, passengers battled boredom with Hollywood films.Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:20:19 +0000 CubeSats to the Rescue? spacecraft will have an impact on astrobiology, although their use may be limited.Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:26:45 +0000The First U.S. Air Law Was In a Town Without Airplanes 1908, a nervous Florida town prepared for an aerial onslaught.Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:32:04 +0000The Right Time to Search for Martian Life decades of geology-focused Mars missions, should we send one dedicated to biology? Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:34:42 +0000The First U.S. Spacewalk White’s trip outside, 50 years ago, was exhilarating, improvised, and at times scary.Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:00:10 +0000How to Drop Like “The Rock” When Your Helicopter Engine Dies lesson on autorotation in Dwayne Johnson’s new movie, <i>San Andreas</i>Fri, 29 May 2015 19:21:47 +0000NASA’s Europa Mission Gets A Little More Real select nine instruments to assess the Jovian moon’s habitability.Wed, 27 May 2015 20:23:51 +0000Now We Know at Least Two Payloads on the X-37B most everything else about the Air Force spaceplane’s current mission remains secret.Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000China and the “Dark Side” proposed Chinese mission to the Moon’s hidden hemisphere.Tue, 26 May 2015 12:09:44 +0000David McCullough on the Wright Brothers Pulitzer Prize winner tells the human story behind the invention of the airplane.Thu, 21 May 2015 19:50:49 +0000The Search for Future Earths rare variety of exoplanet may give us a preview of what’s in store for our planet billions of years from now.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:20:00 +0000The Recline of Civilization science of designing an airline passenger seat. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:09:59 +0000An Inside Look at the <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i> Wed, 20 May 2015 19:09:17 +0000The Universe is Ringing astronomers are building observatories to listen to it.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000The Bushplane Olympics Valdez, Alaska, the prize goes to the airplane that takes off and lands in the shortest distance. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Winners of Our Second Annual Photo Contest Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000See The World From 100,000 Feet on both sides of the Atlantic are building capsules to carry you into the stratosphere. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000What Created the Universe’s Cold Spot? A super(void) explanationWed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Winning the Stratobowl in 1935 geologic formation became the perfect launchpad for flights into the stratosphere.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000An Aircraft Carrier’s Cable Guys takes muscle to stop and stow a 25-ton fighter. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000On Their Own Steam carriers are only now breaking away from using 19th century tech to put jets in the air.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000The <i>Spirit of St. Louis</i> Lands Again Lindbergh’s iconic aircraft undergoes restoration.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Learning to Fly the Fortress flights and other adventures Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Can UAVs Save the Elephants? Sentinels in the sky are hunting the poachers.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Pretend to Fly Pan Am -- On a Hollywood Sound Stage Pan Am Experience aims to recreate a bygone era when airline food was good.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000How the Korean War Almost Went Nuclear 1950, Harry Truman had to decide whether to use B-29s to drop atomic bombs.Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000Photo Gallery: The Complex Choreography of Carrier Landings“Hook and release” is not as simple as it sounds.Wed, 20 May 2015 14:51:20 +0000How Do You Airlift 500 Sea Turtles? Piper Cub at a timeMon, 18 May 2015 18:28:12 +0000The X-47’s Missing Link they skip a step in the UAV test program, or is somebody hiding something?Fri, 15 May 2015 15:42:42 +0000SF Writer Gregory Benford on How Pluto Has Been Imagined 85 years, Pluto has belonged to the science fiction writers. Now it’s about to get real.Wed, 13 May 2015 15:17:38 +0000The 9/11 Takedown That Never Happened former National Guard pilot recalls her dramatic scramble over Washington on September 11.Mon, 11 May 2015 18:54:09 +0000Watch the Replay of the WWII Flyover of warbirds flew over the Nation's Capital FridayFri, 08 May 2015 19:35:16 +0000