Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenThu, 29 Sep 2016 20:40:09 +0000NASA Wants Ideas for the Next Electric Airplanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-electric-180960646/Looking beyond the X-57.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:40:09 +0000Did SpaceX Just Pass NASA on the Road to Mars?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/did-spacex-just-pass-nasa-road-mars-180960629/Elon Musk’s biggest, boldest plan yet.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:05:18 +0000South Korea’s 2018 Lunar Missionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/korea-plans-lunar-mission-2018-180960588/Another nation joins the international movement to the Moon.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:25:44 +0000Inside Hangar Onehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/inside-hangar-one-180960562/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:25:56 +0000Methane from Meteorites? Maybe Not.http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/methane-meteorites-maybe-not-180960509/A challenge to a new hypothesis, and a great example of how science works. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:42:19 +0000Jeff Bezos’ Simple Two-Step Planhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/jeff-bezos-simple-two-step-plan-180960498/Revolutionizing online shopping wasn’t challenging enough, apparently.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:00:12 +0000China Prepares for First Astronaut Flight in Three Yearshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-readies-first-astronaut-flight-three-years-180960468/Tiangong-2 marks another step toward a long-term space station.Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:21:57 +0000Gaia’s Billion-Star Atlas Will Revolutionize Astronomyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/gaias-billion-star-atlas-will-revolutionize-astronomy-180960461/The ultimate roadmap of our galaxy is now online.Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:10:44 +0000Virgin Galactic Gets Back to Flyinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/virgin-galactic-gets-back-flying-180960441/<i>Unity</i> picks up where the space tourism company left off in 2014. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:42:56 +0000Martian Methane May Come From Cometshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/martian-methane-may-come-comets-180960428/A new explanation for one of planetary science’s big mysteries.Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:06:54 +0000Lowering the Cost of Human Spaceflighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lowering-cost-human-spaceflight-180960420/Three ways to make things cheaper.Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0000A Boost for Astrobiology in Germanyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/boost-astrobiology-germany-180960375/A new society dedicated to studying life on other worlds. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:09:51 +0000Filmmaker Adam Nimoy’s Homage to His Famous Dadhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/son-spock-180960311/The new documentary, <em>For the Love of Spock,</em> premieres Friday.Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:42:07 +0000Bad Day at Pad 40http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bad-day-pad-40-180960333/SpaceX loses a rocket, and some of its momentum.Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:30:00 +0000The Stratotanker Turns 60http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/stratotanker-turns-60-180960302/The KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft made its first flight on August 31, 1956.Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:22:59 +0000So You’ve Heard a Potential Alien Signal. How Do You Tell the World?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/so-youve-heard-potential-seti-signal-how-do-you-tell-world-180960299/The hazards of going public in the face of uncertainty.Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:18:12 +0000‘That’s What Happens When You Send Up a Microbiologist’http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/s-what-happens-when-you-send-microbiologist-station-180960268/Scientist-turned-astronaut Kate Rubins brings her lab experience to orbit.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:00:41 +0000Is the New Planet Proxima b Really Habitable?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-planet-proxima-b-really-habitable-180960258/It depends on water, radiation, and other factors still unknown.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:06:20 +0000Chuck Yeager’s Wild Week on Twitterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/gen-yeagers-wild-week-twitter-1-180960240/The 93-year-old sound-barrier-breaker and aviation legend tamed the sky. Now he’s ruling Twitter.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:08:12 +0000An Earthlike (Maybe) Planet Around the Nearest Starhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/earthlike-maybe-planet-around-nearest-star-180960236/Proxima b is the first exoplanet we can actually contemplate visiting.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:51:53 +0000This Canadian Museum Has Got Gamehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/canadian-museum-has-got-game-180960217/Aerospace exhibits for the iPad generation. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:42:42 +0000Return of the Airshiphttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-airship-180960184/Whether it floats or flies, it’s the biggest thing in the skiesFri, 19 Aug 2016 13:07:24 +0000The Truck Driver Who Jumped From the Edge of Spacehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/truck-driver-who-jumped-edge-space-180960114/Nick Piantanida, born 84 years ago today, was nothing if not determined.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:17:01 +0000How, Where, and When to Watch the Perseid Meteorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-where-and-when-watch-perseid-meteors-180960098/If you’re in the right place, all you really have to do is look up.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:15:20 +0000The Last Words of Otto Lilienthalhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/last-words-otto-lilienthal-180960084/Germany’s “Flying Man” was the most successful aviator of his day.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:27:05 +0000Amelia Earhart Slept Herehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/amelia-earhart-slept-here-180959836/The country’s first airport hotel opened in Oakland, California, in 1929.Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:44:51 +0000Air & Space Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the F-35http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-space-quiz-test-your-knowledge-f-35-180960029/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:22 +0000LUCA, the Ancestor of All Life on Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/luca-ancestor-all-life-earth-180959980/A new genetic analysis points to hydrothermal vents as the planet’s first habitat.Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:46:21 +0000Life on an Aircraft Carrierhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-aircraft-carrier-180959996/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:30:00 +0000Private Pilots, NASA Wants Your Helphttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hunting-dangerous-plants-made-easy-180959975/The space agency is looking for general aviation pilots to help track harmful algal blooms.Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:29:02 +0000