Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenThu, 23 Feb 2017 18:33:48 +0000When it Comes to New Planets, Expect the Unexpected http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/when-it-comes-new-planets-expect-unexpected-180962271/Unfortunately, the TRAPPIST-1 planets are not the likeliest places to search for life.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:33:48 +0000How Venus Could Help Us Understand the New TRAPPIST-1 Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-venus-could-help-us-understand-new-trappist-1-planets-180962267/And vice versaThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Apollo 11 Moonship To Go On Tourhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/apollo-11-artifacts-go-tour-180962247/For the next two years, the Command Module <i>Columbia</i> and other artifacts will travel the United States.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Cislunar Space: The Next 30 Yearshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cislunar-space-next-30-years-180962249/United Launch Alliance has a vision.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:43:08 +0000Virtual Reality Comes to the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/virtual-reality-comes-space-station-180962244/Oculus Rift arrives, as astronauts and cosmonauts send down their first 360 videos.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:15:31 +0000SpaceX Launches from Historic Pad 39Ahttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacex-poised-launch-historic-pad-39a-180962224/Commercial rockets take center stage at Cape Canaveral.Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Ceres Just Got A Lot More Interesting to Astrobiologistshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ceres-just-got-lot-more-interesting-astrobiologists-180962196/Indigenous organics have been found on the largest body in the asteroid belt.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000Tiny Tech Will Help Drones Stay Safe in the National Airspacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/small-drones-small-transmitters-180962154/ADS-B equipment is the future of air traffic control. Until now, most drones couldn’t carry it.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0000Planet Labs Goes For Record 88-Satellite Launchhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/planet-labs-goes-record-88-satellite-launch-180962178/The upstart remote sensing company is poised to begin daily whole-Earth photography.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:00:11 +0000A New Lander Concept for Europahttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-lander-concept-europa-180962137/Life detection would be a key part of a mission to Jupiter’s intriguing icy moon.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:18:23 +0000People With Frizzy Hair Are More Likely to Hear the Sound of Meteorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/the-sound-of-meteors-180961886/That buzzing, popping, and crackling noise may be real after all.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:55:09 +0000PBS’s “City in the Sky” Exposes the Hidden Minutiae of Air Travelhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pbs-emcity-skyem-exposes-hidden-minutiae-air-travel-180962084/A three-part public television documentary takes viewers to parts of the airport they’ve never seen.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:52:16 +0000Before “Hidden Figures,” There Was a Rock Opera About NASA’s Human Computershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hidden-figures-there-was-rock-opera-about-nasas-human-computers-180961980/Katherine Johnson’s inspirational story came to the Baltimore stage in 2015, thanks to another space scientist.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Oxygen is Not Enoughhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/oxygen-not-enough-180962009/To point us to a habitable planet, that is.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0000The Bot That Flies Like a Bathttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bot-flies-bat-180962004/Robot researchers have created a lightweight, agile drone that mimics one of nature’s greatest fliers.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000These Mushroom-Based Drones Eat Themselves at Mission’s Endhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/vanishing-drones-180961990/Once the job is done, the tiny gliders are designed to disappear.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:36:48 +0000Whoever Said the Moon is the End Goal?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/whoever-said-moon-end-goal-180961943/And who decided that space is only for science?Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Moon May Have Had Lots of Water in the Distant Pasthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/moon-may-have-had-water-distant-past-180961906/And that raises its interest to astrobiologists.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:05:50 +0000In 1986, David Letterman Went On the Air, In the Airhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/1986-david-letterman-went-air-air-180961797/For the 4th anniversary of “Late Night,” the TV host filmed the show on board a TWA 747.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Drones + Augmented Reality = Help for Firefightershttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/drones-augment-reality-180961874/ScanEagles soar over active fires, while viewers explore the scene using holograms.Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000Thousands of Airplanes Will Descend on Washington This Weekendhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/washingtons-inaugural-airspace-180961867/You can fly into D.C. for the inauguration—as long as you do it very carefully.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:00 +0000Get to Know Your Airlinerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/get-know-your-airliner-180961858/Student Jack Harty created a website to introduce United airliners to passengers.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:01:59 +0000Flying Fish and Other Oddball Midair Collisionshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/flying-fish-and-other-oddball-midair-collisions-180961857/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:52:35 +0000Made by Nerds, for Nerdshttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/made-nerds-nerds-180961856/These sisters came up with nutritious snacks for hungry astronauts.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:41:52 +0000Systems Engineer, Northrop Grummanhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/systems-engineer-northrop-grumman-180961855/On very complex systems, engineers make sure all the components work well together.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:25:29 +0000The Coolest Autogiro You Won’t See at the National Air and Space Museumhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/16_fm2017-in-the-museum-180961679/ The Museum’s helicopter expert picks an undisplayed favorite from the collection.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Highest Jumphttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/04_fm2017-alan-eustaces-jump-1-180961678/The computer scientist who pulled off a world-record skydive is still wondering: Could it be done from orbit?Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Voyages of John Glennhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/11_fm2017_orbits-of-john-glenn-180961676/Two trips to space, 36 years apart.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Baby Boom: A Concorde for the 21st Century?http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/24_fm2017-soundings-180961675/This Denver-based company wants to revive the supersonic airliner.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Sighting of a Black Holehttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/12_fm2017-mysteries-of-sagittarius-a-180961673/We know one lurks at the center of the Milky Way, but to these astronomers, seeing will be believing.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000We Fly the Last Electra Juniorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/32_fm2017-those-seven-electras-180961672/Seven remarkable Lockheed Model 12s showed up (late) for their diamond jubilee.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000I Was Almost Killed By a Navy Jet on a San Diego Beachhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/17_fm2017-above-beyond-180961670/In 1954, a pilotless F7U-3 Cutlass nearly wiped out a crowd of beachgoers.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Pipeline That Measured the Speed of Lighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/18_fm2017-oo-180961669/ In 1931, a corrugated steel tunnel figured in one of history’s greatest science experiments.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Lost Photographs of the Great Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/13_fm2017-the-tangier-archive-180961667/In a Moroccan flea market, a photojournalist happens on an inexplicable treasure.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000What Happened to Pan Am Flight 7?http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/08_fm2017-lost-clipper-1-180961664/ Sabotage? Negligence? Fraud? New clues surface in a 60-year-old aviation mystery.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Return of the Light Brigadehttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/03_fm2017-attack-of-the-cropdusters-180961662/ To meet the demands of 21st century warfare, militaries are reaching for a Vietnam-era weapon.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000From Secretary to Company Presidenthttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/33_fm2017-interview-180961671/Colleen Barrett is the only woman to serve as the head of a major U.S. airline.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:47:12 +0000A Most Hazardous Occupationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/23_fm2017-reviews-180961674/A new book looks at the rich history of British test pilots.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:46:20 +0000Drones Swarm Like Gnats in Navy Videohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/navy-tests-swarming-drones-180961802/In tests conducted last October, three F/A-18s bring 103 friends to the party.Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:30:06 +0000Are Humans Freaks of Nature?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/are-humans-freaks-nature-180961785/The small but significant gap between humans and other animals on Earth may shed light on why we see no alien visitors.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:39:18 +0000Surrounded By Robotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-vr-surround-yourself-robots-180961793/A VR field trip inside the Boston Dynamics lab.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:46:47 +0000The Show Before the Air Showhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/show-air-show-180961639/Without the annual ICAS trade show, there would be no smoke and aerobatics.Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:00:00 +0000The Year in VR: From Pearl Harbor to the Stratospherehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/year-vr-pearl-harbor-stratosphere-180961722/A sampler of virtual reality air and space experiences that came out in 2016.Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:00:00 +0000These Tiny Creatures Can Withstand an Astonishing 16,000 Gshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-tiny-creatures-can-withstand-astonishing-16000-gs-180961717/The ultimate animal survivor would still have a hard time on other planets.Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:30:00 +0000In 1950, Airlines Didn’t Serve Liquor Over Dry Stateshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/getting-high-skies-180961700/Remembering when the drinks cart was subject to some very complicated laws. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:52:48 +0000China’s Moon Missions Are Anything But Pointlesshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinas-moon-missions-are-anything-pointless-180961633/The value of the nation’s lunar robotic missions goes beyond science.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:10:57 +0000Small Is the Next Big Trend in Consumer UAVshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/small-gets-big-180961530/JetJat, Dobby and other nanodrones.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000George McGovern’s WWII Diaryhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/george-mcgoverns-world-war-ii-diary-180961585/Notes from the one-time presidential nominee’s 35 combat missions.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000The Martian RVhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/martian-rv-180961586/What says home better than a 1976 Airstream trailer?Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:18:13 +0000