Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:43 +0000Plant Life May Thrive in Alien Atmospheres http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/plant-life-may-thrive-alien-atmospheres-180953410/It may not even require as much light as it does on Earth.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:43 +0000Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Fake Flying Winghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/raiders-lost-arks-fake-flying-wing-180953339/After 33 years, two amateur auteurs wrap their boyhood <em>Raiders</em> remake by blowing up the Nazi airplane of their dreams.Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:57:48 +0000Return of the Parasiteshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/return-parasites-180953319/DARPA wants new tech for an old idea.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:01:10 +0000A New Way to Search for Martian Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-way-search-martian-life-180953316/Isotopic analysis may help us separate native organisms from Earthly contamination.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:58:09 +0000Time-Lapse of Orion’s Trip to the Launch Padhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/time-lapse-orions-trip-launch-pad-180953299/The new spaceship gets one step closer to its December 4 debut.Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:56:57 +0000The First Landing on a Comethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-landing-comet-180953297/After two and a half suspenseful days, Rosetta mission scientists ended up a happy bunch.Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:19:06 +0000China is Now Positioned to Dominate the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-now-positioned-dominate-moon-180953267/What are they up to?Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:12:38 +0000Incredible Image Shows Never-Before-Seen Detail in a Solar System Being Bornhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/baby-planets-come-together-incredible-image-180953256/This will be the go-to picture for planetary formation in astronomy textbooks.Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000The Future of Air Travel, as Seen from MIThttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-air-travel-seen-mit-180953245/An expert panel looks ahead to the airline experience of 2030, with more passengers and fewer (if any) pilots.Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:53:41 +0000Navy F-35 Makes Its First Carrier Landing, With an Audiencehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/navy-f-35-makes-its-first-carrier-landing-audience-180953244/New military airplanes don't come along as often as they used to.Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:14:56 +0000Chinese Test Capsule Returns from Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinese-test-capsule-return-moon-tonight-180953204/Mission paves the way for a future lunar sample return.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:18 +0000How Animals Came to Roam the Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-animals-came-roam-earth-180953191/The rise of complex life came after a rise in oxygen levels, according to new research.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000Yet Another Flying Carhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/yet-another-flying-car-180953170/Here we go again.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:06:49 +0000What Was the Deal With That Boat Scuttling Last Night's Rocket Launch?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/whats-deal-boat-scuttling-last-nights-antares-rocket-launch-180953176/The Coast Guard and Marine Police try to warn boats out of the danger zone, but sometimes they get through.Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:17:12 +0000Google VP Sets New Record for a Stratospheric Leaphttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/google-vp-sets-new-record-stratospheric-leap-180953145/Alan Eustace makes history with his 26-mile fall.Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:14:16 +0000Mimas: Is There an Ocean Inside the Death Star?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mimas-ocean-within-death-star-180953137/Another (possibly) watery moon in the outer solar systemFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:24:32 +0000Watch Video of a NASA Rocket Sled Pulling a Giant Parachutehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-video-nasa-rocket-sled-pulling-parachute-desert-180953120/Even better than the official “Enter Sandman” video.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:26 +0000First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launches on a Chinese Rockethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-privately-funded-moon-mission-ride-chinese-rocket-180953094/A Luxembourg company sends a payload where no amateur radio satellite has ever gone.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:22 +0000Did a B-24 Really Shoot Down a V-2 Rocket in 1944?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/did-B-24-really-shoot-down-V-2-rocket-1944-180953085/On the trail of a tall tale.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:51:08 +0000International Spacecraft Fleet Poised To Watch Comet Skim Past Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/international-spacecraft-fleet-watch-comet-skim-past-mars-180953088/During Sunday’s close approach, the view will be best from the Red Planet.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:54:36 +0000Lunar Volcanism: How Recent is Recent?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-volcanism-how-recent-recent-180953075/New work suggests that lavas were erupted on the Moon less than 100 million years ago.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:49:58 +0000New Spacecraft Cleaning Method Gets Rid of Pesky “Hitchhikers”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-spacecraft-cleaning-method-gets-rid-pesky-hitchhikers-180953074/A cheaper, easier, approach to planetary protection.Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:46:26 +0000Orion: the Trailerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/orion-trailer-180952988/A preview of NASA’s coming movie...uh…launch.Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:04:58 +0000Europe’s Proto-Spaceplane Gets Ready To Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/europes-spaceplane-readies-fly-180952967/The IXV will pave the way for future reusable spacecraft.Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:49:38 +0000A Space Station Experiment for Astronauts&mdash;And Everyone Elsehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-station-experiment-astronautsand-everyone-who-ages-180952966/A current ISS study tackles the mystery of immune system suppression in microgravity.Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:17:14 +0000The First Aerial Combat Victoryhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-aerial-combat-victory-180952933/Airplane vs. airplane over France in 1914Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:15:43 +0000Describing Mars to the Rest of the Worldhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/beautiful-mars-180952938/NASA’s new translation project introduces the Red Planet in Icelandic, Esperanto, and more.Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:05:41 +0000A Road Trip on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/road-trip-moon-180952925/Sightseeing tips for a lunar vacationThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:18:38 +0000How Did This Mean-Looking Jet Get Permission to Land In Washington D.C.?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-did-mean-looking-jet-get-permission-land-washington-dc-180952875/For one thing, it left its weapons at home.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000Etihad Airlines’ Luxury Suite in the Skyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/etihad-airlines-luxury-suite-sky-180952861/With your own gourmet chef, too.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:00:39 +0000To Find Alien Life, Expect the Unexpectedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/find-alien-life-expect-unexpected-180952853/Highlights of a Library of Congress symposium on first contact with extraterrestrial lifeThu, 25 Sep 2014 18:56:45 +0000