Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenFri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00:55 +0000<em>Star Trek</em>’s Anton Yelchin Killed in Bizarre Car Accident http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/emstar-treksem-anton-yelchin-killed-bizarre-car-accident-180959478/The 27-year-old actor played Pavel Chekov in three films, including the forthcoming <em>Star Trek Beyond.</em>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:04:14 +0000Looking for The Right Atmospherehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/looking-right-atmosphere-180959884/The next step in the search for habitable planets.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:00:55 +0000Neil Armstrong’s Gloves and Helmet Go Back on Displayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/neil-armstrongs-gloves-and-helmet-go-back-display-180959862/The historic artifacts come out of the cold, but only for a year.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:54:46 +0000<em>Star Trek</em> ’s Simon Pegg, Giving Her All She’s Gothttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/simon-pegg-giving-her-all-shes-got-180959845/The actor and screenwriter reflects on the legacy of a science fiction franchise that’s been boldly going for half a century.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:38:02 +0000Mars Needs Broadband!http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mars-needs-broadband-180959830/A new relay satellite will boost the data flow from Mars starting in the early 2020s.Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:15:18 +0000That Time James Bond Offended the Irishhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/time-james-bond-pissed-ireland-180959820/Ian Fleming’s fourth book caused consternation at Shannon Free Airport.Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:20:14 +0000Climate Change May Affect The Habitability of Other Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/climate-change-may-affect-habitability-other-planets-180959805/It’s not just Earth that has to worry.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:31:52 +0000A VR Look Inside the Juno Spacecrafthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/vr-look-inside-juno-spacecraft-180959784/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:04:56 +0000The Upside-Down Dinnerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/upside-down-dinner-180959631/To celebrate inverted flight, the Hendon Aviators ate their meal upside-down and backwards.Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000Wright Brothers’ Long-Lost Patent Gets a Private Family Viewinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/wright-brothers-long-lost-patent-gets-private-family-viewing-180959747/At the National Archives, a close look at aviation’s birth certificate.Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:33:59 +0000Fran Bagenal’s Excellent Yearhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fran-bagenals-excellent-year-180959740/Pluto last summer, Jupiter this summer. Where to next for this veteran planetary scientist?Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:03:47 +0000Former Japanese Airline Pilot Fulfills Dream to Fly in Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airline-pilot-fulfills-lifelong-dream-fly-space-180959724/Astronaut Takuya Onishi scores a first.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:52:01 +0000The Cosmic Zoo: Why Animal-Like Life Should Be Common In the Universehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cosmic-zoo-why-animal-life-should-be-common-universe-180959685/Once biology starts on a planet, there’s a good chance complex organisms would follow.Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:43:15 +0000Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Laterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/vietnam-war-helicopter-pilot-upgraded-medal-honor-180959547/Charles Kettles’ act of heroism in May 1967 receives the nation’s highest award.Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:49:23 +0000Continuing the Long March to the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/continuing-long-march-moon-180959672/China’s goals and aspirations in space become ever clearer.Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:42:43 +0000Can UAV Designers Learn From Soaring Birds?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-can-uavs-learn-soaring-birds-180959581/Frigates use cumulus clouds as a kind of up elevator.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:37:44 +0000The Mystery of Tabby’s Starhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mystery-tabbys-star-180959615/A Kickstarter campaign to study one of astronomy’s most puzzling objects.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:41:58 +0000Happy 40th Birthday, National Air and Space Museum!http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/happy-birthday-national-air-and-space-museum-180959588/After a two-year renovation, the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall reopens July 1.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:16:58 +0000Growable Spacecraft: A Solution to Artificial Gravity?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/growable-spacecraft-solution-artificial-gravity-180959584/Modules made of tough plastic may be the next big thing in space construction.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:57:51 +0000New Chinese Spaceport Prepares for First Launchhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-chinese-spaceport-prepares-first-launch-180959556/Wenchang is set to become the country’s Cape Canaveral.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:48:11 +0000At Long Last, New FAA Rules for Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/long-last-new-faa-rules-drones-180959544/Commercial operators won’t need a pilot’s license after all. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:02:48 +0000Delta Air Lines, Jennifer Lopez, and the Middle East Threehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/delta-airlines-jennifer-lopez-and-middle-east-three-180959309/Qatar Airways receives a frosty welcome in sunny Atlanta.Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:18:52 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Airline Slang http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-space-quiz-test-your-knowledge-aviation-slang-180959474/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:34:31 +0000Mike Collins Talks About Mars, and How to Handle Apollo Hoaxershttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mike-collins-talks-about-moon-mars-and-apollo-hoaxers-180959458/The veteran Apollo and Gemini astronaut is a Mars Man all the way.Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:19:43 +0000NASA’s Kepler Telescope Takes a Close Look at One of Our Own Planetshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nasas-kepler-telescope-takes-close-look-one-our-own-planets-180959422/New data on Neptune could help astronomers better understand brown dwarfs.Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:05:11 +0000Ancient Fossils on the Moon?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ancient-fossils-moon-180959356/Why new findings about lunar water may be of interest to astrobiologists.Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:13:48 +0000Conversing With E.T.http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/conversing-et-180959306/What’s the best way to start a discussion with intelligent extraterrestrials—and is that even possible?Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:05:26 +0000Surveyor 1, America’s First Lunar Landinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/surveyor-1-americas-first-lunar-landing-180959289/A past milestone…and possibly a future oneThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Aerobatic Maneuvers and How They Got Their Nameshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-space-quiz-how-did-these-aerobatic-maneuvers-get-their-names-180959278/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:09:57 +0000<em>Star Trek Beyond</em> Director Justin Lin, Starship Captain and Family Manhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/emstar-trek-beyondem-director-justin-lin-boldly-going-where-others-have-gone-180959256/The filmmaker talks about the view from the bridge of the <em>Enterprise.</em>Fri, 27 May 2016 20:04:23 +0000Complex Life 1.5 Billion Years Ago?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/complex-life-15-billion-years-ago-180959247/More evidence is needed for such an extraordinary claim.Thu, 26 May 2016 19:11:29 +0000Who ‘Created’ Planetary Science?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/who-created-planetary-science-180959230/Is there a single founder of this discipline?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:49:48 +0000