Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:07 +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 +0000A New Tool for Finding Life on Other Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-tool-finding-life-other-planets-180953800/It’s small, fast, and—best of all—doesn’t require knowledge of alien biochemistry.Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:02:10 +0000Is [Your Invention Here] The Future of Aviation?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-aviation-180953683/Probably not. In the airline business, innovation takes a back seat to fuel efficiency.Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000The Mystery of Lunar Layershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mystery-lunar-layers-180953748/Stratigraphy on the Moon is key to understanding its geological history.Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:51:54 +0000Follow the Methane!http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/follow-methane-180953735/Scientists ponder their next steps in the search for life on Mars.Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:30:56 +0000What Was the Star of Bethlehem?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-was-star-bethlehem-180953625/Who better to ask than the Vatican?Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:32:12 +0000India Tests Prototype Astronaut Capsulehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/india-tests-prototype-astronaut-capsule-180953697/Another milestone on the path to human spaceflight.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:49:49 +0000Einstein’s Thoughts on SETIhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/einsteins-thoughts-seti-180953666/“Why should earth be the only planet supporting human life?” asked the physicist in 1920.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:36:37 +0000Exciting New Findings About Martian Methanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/exciting-new-findings-about-martian-methane-180953628/Could life be the source?Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000Hayabusa 2 Heads Off to Hunt an Asteroidhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hayabusa-heads-off-hunt-asteroid-180953596/And this time, it’s got a gun.Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:11:25 +0000Motorcycles of the Airhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/motorcycles-air-180953577/Trike flyers are all about the fun.Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:21:59 +0000DNA is Hardier Than We Thoughthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dna-hardier-we-thought-180953535/It can survive suborbital spaceflight, but what about longer interplanetary trips?Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:35:39 +0000The Orion Era Beginshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/orion-era-begins-180953526/What to watch for during tomorrow’s test.Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:22:43 +0000The Flight of Orionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/flight-orion-180953513/A new spacecraft takes flight, but to where?Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:07:38 +0000Speaking With Extraterrestrialshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/speaking-extraterrestrials-180953489/Composing a message that can be understood by aliens will be extremely difficult. And conversation may be impossible.Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:32:30 +0000