How Things Work | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/how-things-work/RSS feed for How Things WorkenFri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Laser Guide Starshttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/how-things-work-laser-guide-stars-3916929/Adaptive optics and lasers are giving ground-based telescopes better-than-Hubble views.Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Space Station Steeringhttp://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/how-things-work-space-station-steering-22912477/How do you maneuver a million-pound spacecraft?Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Dropping in on Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/how-things-work-dropping-in-on-mars-135812/NASA's Curiosity rover will try a new way of landing on another planetSun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Chandra X-Rayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/how-things-work-chandra-x-ray-23580481/The Chandra X-Ray Telescope, explained.Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000How Things Work: Phased-Array Radarhttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/how-things-work-phased-array-radar-10766910/It takes a big eye to see a missile comingSat, 01 Jul 2006 03:00:00 +0000Shuttle Tileshttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/shuttle-tiles-12580671/Why the space shuttle can withstand reentry temperatures up to 2,300 degrees.Mon, 01 May 2006 03:00:00 +0000The Meatballhttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/the-meatball-8421491/Pilots who make it safely to the deck of an aircraft carrier have seen the light.Sun, 01 May 2005 03:00:00 +0000The U-Deucehttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/the-u-deuce-7405385/The secret to a spyplane's eternal youth is a new set of gadgets installed on a classic chassis.Tue, 01 Mar 2005 05:00:00 +0000The Annotated Airporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/the-annotated-airport-7581224/A guide to the meaning of the myriad signs, lines, circles, arrows, numbers, letters, and lights on the airport grounds.Tue, 01 Mar 2005 05:00:00 +0000Hush Kitshttp://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/hush-kits-8747402/Engineer to airplane: StifleSat, 01 Jan 2005 05:00:00 +0000