Photos | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Mastering the Globe's Airfieldshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-27/mastering-globes-airfields/A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from a dirt runway at the Nevada Test and Training Range to practice using unimproved landing strips. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Arabian Flowshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-25/arabian-flows/Astronaut Terry W. Virts, currently aboard the International Space Station, sent down this image of the <a href="https://twitter.com/AstroTerry/status/546728743201304576">Arabian desert</a>, showing the difference in sand and water flows. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Bottom Up http://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-23/bottom/The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a "Bottom Up Pass" during the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Georgia. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Weathering a Resupplyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-20/weathering-resupply/Canadian bush pilot Grant McConichie flew this Ford Tri-motor to deliver mail and supplies into the remote, harsh terrains of the Yukon and Northwest territories. ca. 1930s.Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Quiet Time for Fighting Falconhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-18/quiet-time-fighting-falcon/An F-16 Fighting Falcon, part of the U.S. Air Force 40th Flight Test Squadron, spends some time in an anechoic chamber (it absorbs all reflections of light and sound) so its new M-7 software can be tested. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000The Making of an Alaskan Highwayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-13/making-alaskan-highway/This Boeing XB-15 and P-26 were part of a mission led by Paul Fedelchak, a U.S. Armed Air Corps photographer who helped with the creation of the 1,700 mile Alaska-Canada Highway by performing aerial surveys.Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000A Comet Comes to Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-11/comet-comes-life/As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko gets closer to the sun, the ice begins to heat up and subliminate into dusty gas shooting from the surface. This picture is a mosaic of four images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft on <a href="http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/02/Comet_on_3_February_2015_NavCam">February 3, 2015</a>. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Titan's Northern Seashttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-09/titans-northern-seas/This image of Saturn's moon Titan's north polar seas is a mosaic made from the Cassini spacecraft's flyby in August 2014. While the human eye would see just haze, the near-infrared images show sunlight causing a specular reflection near Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Tugan Four-Colorhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-06/tugan-four-color/The photograph of this Australian-made Tugan aircraft was taken on a glass slide with Dufaycolour, one of the first color printing processes developed in 1908.Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Spooky at Sunsethttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-04/spooky-sunset/At Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, U.S. Air Force airmen work on a Lockheed AC-130U Spooky ground-attack gunship.Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Mars Endeavourhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-02-02/mars-endeavour/NASA's Opportunity rover took this image with its front hazard avoidance camera on its trip around the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000Award-Winning Airporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-30/award-winning-airport/An Aer Lingus DC-3 sits in front of the Dublin Airport's original terminal building circa 1950. The architect, Desmond Fitzgerald, won awards for its design. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Elephants on the Runwayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-28/elephants-runway/An elephant walk -- when aircraft taxi in close formation before take-off -- is usually an impressive sight, but even more so when its made of 24 hulking C-130H Hercules and C-130J Super Hercules. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Crescent Viewhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-26/crescent-view/The Cassini spacecraft took this image of Saturn and its moon Titan facing towards the sun, so they appear in crescent phase. Astronomers will uses images like this to study the planetary bodies' atmospheres as the sunlight filters through them. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Early Wingwalkerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-23/early-wingwalker/Circa 1917, Lieutenant Ned Ballough performs some wing walking on a Curtiss JN-4, a Royal Flying Corps' trainer based near Deseronto, Ontario, Canada during World War I. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Iroquois Opshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-21/iroquois-ops/An aircrew from the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state practice water rescue operations in an UH-1N Iroquois. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Ghost Galaxieshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-19/ghost-galaxies/The Hubble Space Telescope turned to Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, and saw the ghostly glow (here in blue) of galaxies that have been long since ripped apart by the gravitational pull from the other galaxies nearby. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Having Amelia for Teahttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-16/having-amelia-tea/This photo shows Amelia Earhart after she made a forced landing in a field near Derry, Ireland in 1932. The <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6423929689/">National Library of Ireland has the record</a> from the May 23 <em>Irish Independent</em> which reads: <blockquote>...the hospitality she had received after making her forced descent, for two minutes later she was in the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCallion, who put their home at her disposal. Almost at the same time Mr. Gallagher arrived and persuaded Miss Earhart to accompany him to his home, where Mrs. Gallagher had tea already prepared." </blockquote>The Library adds: "There was no account of how the McCallions took to having the Gallaghers scoop them in what must have been the tea party of their lives!" The Lockheed Vega in the photo can be seen at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Coming Down in the Washhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-14/coming-down-wash/The U.S. Air Force 366th Fighter Wing train for operations in realistic scenarios at Sailor Creek Range Complex, Idaho, where this UH-60 Black Hawk set down among the tumbleweeds. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Nebula Bubbleshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-12/nebula-bubbles/The Hubble Space Telescope took this image of NGC 1501, nicknamed the Oyster Nebula for its "bright pearl" in the center -- a variable star. Located about 5,000 light years away, the nebula has a "bumpy and bubbly shape," which astronomers determined through 3D modeling. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Low-Flying Herculeshttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-09/low-flying-hercules/A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules practices combat maneuvers and low-altitude flying over South Korea. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Makeshift Hangarhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-07/makeshift-hangar/Make do with what you've got: An airplane gets some repair in a makeshift hangar somewhere in Alberta, Canada, circa 1929. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Tethys Pop Uphttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-05/tethys-pop/A bright moon of Saturn, Tethys, peeks out above fellow moon Rhea in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000Best Seat in the Househttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-02/best-seat-house/U.S. Air Force aircrew members watch the Thunderbirds perform at Nellis Air Force Base. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000A Bar Harbor Landinghttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-31/bar-harbor-landing/A Stinson Voyager 105, part of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, comes in for a landing in Bar Harbor, Maine, circa 1939. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Airplane Servicehttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-29/airplane-service/An Army chaplain leads a Sunday morning service from an airplane cockpit on a field in France during World War I. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:37:39 +0000Swirling Saturnhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-23/swirling-saturn/The Cassini spacecraft took this image of the top cloud layer on Saturn, which astronomers study to improve their understanding of fluid dynamics. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Magnetic Arthttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-19/magnetic-art/This visualization from ESA's Planck mission shows interstellar dust aligned by the magnetic field of the Milky Way galaxy. Scientists are using this to study the formation of the galaxy and how it led to star formation.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000An Ultraluminous Collisionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-15/ultraluminous-collision/Two galaxies graze each other in this composite image that includes X-ray light (shown in pink) from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, optical light from the Hubble Space Telescope (in blue, white, orange, and brown), and infrared light (in red) from the Spitzer Space Telescope. As the galaxies collide, they've produced three supernovas in the last 15 years, along with one of the biggest collections astronomers have found -- 28 so far -- of "ultraluminous X-ray sources," or ULXs.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Some Serious Lifthttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-12/some-serious-lift/Airman 1st Class Kyle Daniels secures the toes of the ramp on this C-5 Galaxy. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Orion Comes Ashorehttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-10/orion-comes-ashore/After the <a href="http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/orion-era-begins-180953526/">successful first launch and test</a> of NASA's Orion capsule during two loping orbits around Earth, it bobbed in the Pacific ocean off Baja California waiting for a ride back to land. The spacecraft hitched a ride with the USS <i>Anchorage</i>, and came ashore at San Diego late Monday night. Photographer Kevin Baird <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevlar/sets/72157649614735916/">was there to see it disembark</a>, greeted by U.S. Navy and NASA officials, including astronaut Suni Williams. Watch a timelapse of the event <a href="http://youtu.be/hZCc8wz-CE0">here</a>. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Mirror Inspectionhttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-08/mirror-inspection/An engineer from Ball Aerospace inspects two mirror segments that will be part of the <a href="http://www.airspacemag.com/space/infrared-dawn-next-space-telescope-will-be-hubble-x-100-180951409/">James Webb Space Telescope</a>. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000Team Portraithttp://www.airspacemag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-05/team-portrait/This 1954 NACA photo shows the teams that supported the <a href="http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/in-the-museum-over-50-and-fabulous-41800399/">D-558-2 Skyrocket</a> (front) test flights, including two Sabre chase planes and the P2B-1S launch aircraft, along with the personnel from the air and ground teams. Pilot Scott Crossfield stands in front. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000