Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenWed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000These Companies Want to Revolutionize Trash Day on the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-companies-want-revolutionize-trash-day-space-station-180963823/When the nearest dumpster is 250 miles away, recycling becomes a necessity.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Flap Like a Dragonflyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cause-it-sees-you-180963817/Bio-mimicry makes drones better.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:30:35 +0000Vampires and Gnats: When Airplanes Do (or Don’t) Fit Their Nameshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/does-the-name-match-the-namesake-180960957/Aircraft and the creatures that inspired them.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Syrian No-Fly Zones Could Lead to the First Drone-vs-Drone Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-syrian-no-fly-zones-could-lead-first-drone-vs-drone-war-180963814/When it comes to UAVs in contested airspace, we’re in uncharted territory.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:48:31 +0000Eagle Eyes for Flying Robotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/machines-eagle-eyes-180963742/Making drones better includes improving their vision.Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:30:17 +0000Old Men, Older Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/old-men-older-airplanes-180963748/In fine Air Force tradition, a retiring buddy makes his “fini flight.”Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:00:36 +0000The Wow! Controversy and Decoding Alien Messageshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/wow-signal-continued-and-lessons-alien-messaging-180963725/Would you be able to decipher an extraterrestrial broadcast?Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:11 +0000China’s Journey to the Lunar Far Side: A Missed Opportunity?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinas-journey-lunar-far-side-missed-opportunity-180963703/New details about China’s Chang’E-4 mission suggest there might be a better place to land.Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +0000Could Drones Shoot Down ICBMs?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-drones-shoot-down-icbms-180963660/The Missile Defense Agency meets Reapers, and likes what it sees.Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:45:45 +0000Forty Years Later, SETI’s Famous Wow! Signal May Have an Explanationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/forty-years-later-setis-famous-wow-signal-may-have-explanation-180963628/But the controversy continues.Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:45:05 +0000<i>Aircraft Carrier</i> Opens at IMAX Theatershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/iaircraft-carrieri-opens-imax-theaters-180963605/A new big-screen film proves that life aboard a carrier is one wild ride.Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:55:18 +0000Russia's New Airliner Takes to the Skieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/russias-new-mc-21-airliner-takes-skies-180963534/The MC-21 is great, but probably isn't coming to an airport near you.Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:45:50 +0000Anti-Missile Test Scores a Hit, With Caveatshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/anti-missile-test-scores-hit-caveats-180963535/It’s no impenetrable shield, but it’s progress. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:00:07 +0000Martian Rainhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/martian-rain-180963507/And what it tells us about the atmospheric pressure on early Mars.Wed, 31 May 2017 15:30:00 +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 +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 +0000A Photographer’s Quest To Document the Lives of WWII Veteranshttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/a-photographers-quest-to-document-the-lives-of-wwII-veterans-180963134/Sasha Maslov spent six years—and traveled to 23 countries—to record the stories of 100 veterans. Fri, 05 May 2017 16:15:59 +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 +0000Filmmaker Ron Howard Talks Einstein's <em>Genius</em> and the Legacy of <em>Apollo 13</em>http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/filmmaker-ron-howard-talks-einsteins-emgeniusem-and-legacy-emapollo-13em-180963106/The story of the famous physicist's flight from Germany is the award-winning director's latest science-themed project.Tue, 02 May 2017 20:00:10 +0000The Making of Eclipse Cityhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/making-eclipse-city-180962994/Where totality crosses the planet, whole cities rise up from nothing for a day.Mon, 01 May 2017 17:16:32 +0000