Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenFri, 06 Mar 2015 13:18:09 +0000Journey to Space 3D Opens at IMAX Theatershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/journey-space-3d-opens-imax-theaters-180954487/A new big-screen film documents the progress of NASA’s next big adventure.Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:18:09 +0000NACA Founded 100 Years Agohttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/naca-founded-100-years-ago-180954461/NASA’s predecessor made aeronautical breakthroughs that changed the course of aviation history.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:13:03 +0000Dawn Spacecraft Closes in on Cereshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dawn-spacecraft-closes-ceres-180954450/Soon we’ll find out what those mysterious bright spots are.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:40:17 +0000Even Cosmonauts Liked the Vulcan Greetinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/even-cosmonauts-liked-vulcan-greeting-180954446/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:02:28 +0000For Service Above and Beyondhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/service-above-beyond-180954247/Pilots who won the Medal of Honor, from WWI to Vietnam.Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:24 +0000Russia Installs Nanny Cam at Siberian Spaceporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/russia-installs-nanny-cam-siberian-spaceport-180954411/Maybe public oversight can speed up construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome.Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:44:43 +0000Earth-like Planets Might be<br>Rare After Allhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/earth-planets-might-be-rare-after-all-180954408/New computer simulations suggest that red dwarfs would give rise to desert planets or waterworlds.Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:01:43 +0000Balloons of the Cold Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/balloons-cold-war-180951711/Operation “Winds of Freedom” used leaflet-filled balloons to fight Communism. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:29:12 +0000The New Silk Roadhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-silk-road-180954275/All paths lead back to the Middle EastThu, 19 Feb 2015 14:57:57 +0000Ancient Life on the Moon — From Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ancient-life-moon-earth-180954282/The possibility that terrestrial fossils are preserved in Moon rocks makes lunar exploration even more appealing.Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:24:11 +0000Getting Married On the Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/getting-married-fly-180954197/Couples who wed in balloons and airplanes.Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:13:17 +0000How Could We Detect Life in Europa’s Geysers?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-europas-geysers-180954236/Scientists consider how to sample the spray from Jupiter’s moon.Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:07:54 +0000European Spaceplane Test a Successhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/european-spaceplane-test-success-180954222/Reusable spacecraft splashes down in the Pacific.Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:01:32 +0000Duke Ellington’s Ode to the First Moon Landinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/duke-ellingtons-ode-first-moon-landing-180954208/In 1969, the jazz composer performed a rare vocal to mark Apollo 11’s historic flight. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:22:34 +0000Why Are There So Few Female Pilots?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/why-are-there-so-few-female-pilots-180954115/Identifying the barriers that stop women from flying.Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:42:29 +0000VIDEO: Hubble’s Hat Trickhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/video-hubbles-hat-trick-180954154/The space telescope captures three moons crossing the disk of Jupiter at the same time.Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:45:14 +0000The Untold Story of U.S. Pilots Who Flew for Israel in 1948http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/untold-story-pilots-flew-israel-180954112/A new documentary introduces the American volunteers who founded Israel’s first Air Force.Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:49:09 +0000Japan’s Small Jet Gamblehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/japans-small-jet-gamble-180954093/Can Mitsubishi succeed in the crowded regional jet market?Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:40:48 +0000Are UAV Ready to Rock?http://www.airspacemag.com/articles/drone-advocacy-group-sponsors-ok-go-concert-washington-dc-180954050/Indie band OK Go plays pro-drone concert at DC’s legendary 9:30 Club.Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:42:45 +0000B. Ray Hawke, Lunar Geologisthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/b-ray-hawke-lunar-geologist-180954083/Remembering a valued collaborator and friend.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:07:36 +0000Closing in on Mysterious Cereshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/closing-mysterious-ceres-180954068/Yet another world that may have an internal ocean.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:50:35 +0000When “Go” is Better Than “No Go”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/when-go-better-no-go-180954008/Sometimes aborting the takeoff is the wrong decision.Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:07 +0000A Ride on the World’s Largest Passenger Jethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ride-worlds-largest-passenger-jet-180953953/My first trip on an Airbus A-380, at a time when the giant airliner’s future is in doubt.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:35:53 +0000The Future of Aircraft Carriershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-aircraft-carriers-180953905/A debate at the Naval Academy Museum leads to some surprising conclusions.Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:40:35 +0000Astronomers Just Doubled the Number of Potentially Habitable Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astronomers-just-doubled-number-potentially-habitable-planets-180953898/Another step closer to finding a second EarthWed, 14 Jan 2015 20:08:03 +0000How Do Astronauts Weigh Themselves in Space?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-do-astronauts-weigh-themselves-space-180953884/High-tech scales for the zero-G traveler.Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:27:06 +0000Park Service to Allow Diving Tours of B-29 Wreckage in Lake Meadhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lake-mead-b-29-180953839/The Nevada crash site hasn’t been open to the public since 2008.Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:41:26 +0000New Spacewalk Exhibit Opens at National Air and Space Museumhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-spacewalk-exhibit-opens-national-air-and-space-museum-180953836/“Outside the Spacecraft” celebrates 50 years of astronaut EVAs.Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:02:57 +0000