Videos | Air & Space Magazine feed for the videosenThu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000The plane crash that claimed three rock legends death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as “The Day the Music Died” after the 1971 Don McLean song. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Preparing for nuclear Armageddon a secret underground command center carved out of the Rocky Mountains, the North American Aerospace Defense Command used to watch the skies for Soviet missiles and prepare for a nuclear attack. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cranberries in New England season, cranberry bogs dot the Massachusetts topography, their bright red pools especially eye-catching from above. These striking marshes produce much of the berries that go into juices, jams, and sauces across the nation. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scandal in the Biosphere giant 2.2-acre terrarium, Biosphere 2 was hailed as a marvel of modern science—until the scientists who volunteered to live inside it were embroiled in scandalous rumors of sex and deceit. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reptiles can’t fly. But this one glides like a pro., a type of lizard that lives in trees in Southeast Asia, has evolved flaps of skin on its flanks. When opened, they extend the width of its body, enabling it to glide gracefully through the air.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000The emotional crowning of the new World Trade Center Murphy, an iron worker who helped recover the wreckage of the Twin Towers and construct their replacement, watches proudly as the spire is placed on One World Trade Center. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000From Aerial America: How did a grizzly bear get on California’s flag? more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, the local Mexican authorities regarded them with suspicion. This would set off a chain of events culminating in the Bear Flag Revolt. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road mountains were no match for Daniel Boone. When he was hired by a wealthy businessman to forge a trail through the Cumberland Gap, he emerged on the other side of the mountain two weeks later. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Aerial America: Amazing Destinations volcanoes of HawaiiThu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Pearl Harbor veteran tells his harrowing story of survival Ganitch, a U.S. sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, was gearing up for a football game on December 7, 1941, when enemy planes appeared in the sky. He recounts the rest of that horrific day and how he narrowly survived. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Death in the Arctic plane landing in Arctic conditions ends in tragedy. It should have been a routine landing for First Air Flight 6560 at Canada’s Resolute Bay Airport, despite the harsh Arctic conditions. It instead turned into a mysterious disasters. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Ospreys Over Afghanistan and writer Ed Darack hops in an MV-22 Osprey along with U.S. Marines in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The action starts in a rocky, remote combat outpost (COP) called the Castle, then switches to a rolling takeoff from a paved airfield at Camp Bastion. The Ospreys then climb over agricultural areas to the Helmand River Valley. As the Tiltrotor reaches altitude, the view through its starboard window shows its engine nacelle switching from the vertical mode used for takeoff to an efficient horizontal orientation for level flight, as the hum of the Rolls-Royce engine changes pitch. Pilots point to a hole in the clouds used as a visual flight reference. As the Ospreys reach a machine gun range, the gunner loads and readies the .50 caliber and blasts away. The Ospreys land at another remote COP before touching down at the bustling Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar City, home to fighters and heavy transports. Video: Ed DarackMon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Two women who lost families in the same plane crash meet after the DC-9 AeroMexico flight crashed in 1986, Mary Wong knew her husband and two sons hadn’t survived. At the memorial service for the passengers, she approached a woman going through the same turmoil and built a lifelong friendship with her. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen first African-American pilots ever inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps recall how much has changed since they joined in 1942. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Witness to disaster Coleman describes watching the Hindenburg burst into flames and passengers throwing their belongings, their children, and themselves from the windows of the burning ship. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Lost in fog, a plane crashes upside down commuter flight coming into Cork, Ireland, is cleared to land after a thick fog begins to lift. As the pilots start their descent, disaster strikes and the plane begins to roll. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000A flight attendant realizes no one is flying the plane the midst of a crisis, a startled flight attendant on Helios Flight 522 follows his training for depressurization: Put your oxygen mask on and wait for instructions from the cockpit. Little did he know, those instructions would never come. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Hope for One Nation, Pain and Suffering for the Other President Truman informed the public of the Hiroshima bombing, hope began to return to the United States. At the same time, the scale of devastation it wrought was just starting to become clear in Japan. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means February 7, 1943, the USS Wahoo sailed proudly into Pearl Harbor, a broom tied to her periscope. It was a nod to an old Naval tradition signifying a clean sweep of all enemies. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Putting a Disposable Vietnam-Era Rocket Launcher to the Test Vietnam veteran introduces "Weapon Hunter" host Paul Shull to the M72 LAW shoulder-fired rocket launcher—a single-use weapon that can penetrate armor as thick as seven inches. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Harrowing Accounts from Hiroshima Survivors an American B-29 dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the explosion instantly killed tens of thousands of people and left many wounded. These survivors recount the horrific aftermath. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Accident or Assassination? plane carrying government officials back to Mexico City suddenly begins to plummet. Despite the pilots’ desperate efforts, it looks likely it will crash into a crowded city street. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000Bat Bot CaltechWed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0000“Determination of Azimuth” from a May 2015 production of the rock opera about NASA's "human computers." (Video: Baltimore Rock Opera Society)Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000The Death of JFK, Jr. distracting radio issue, a hazy night, and a new pilot unsure of his instruments: According to investigators, these were some of the possible factors that led to John F. Kennedy Jr.’s tragic plane crash. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the crash of Flight 4590 destroyed the Concorde’s mystique Concorde was a status symbol for the world’s elite travelers. But the horrific 2000 crash of Flight 4590 marked a turning point for this iconic aircraft. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000A Flyover Ends in Flames months of publicity and promotion, pilot Michel Asseline finally gets the chance to show off the Airbus A320. But instead of ending in applause, his flyover ends in flames. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cutting a Landing Zone Under Fire Firefight: Slicing through a canopy of bamboo, two pilots make a dangerous attempt to cut their own landing zone in order to save soldiers under fire. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000Flying Blind, Again years after he flew through white-out conditions on a rescue mission in the glaciers of South Georgia, Ian Stanley comes out of retirement to do it all over again. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000Under Fire and Closing In dangerously low on fuel and under enemy fire, the helicopter crew has only a few brief minutes to seek out their hidden enemy and put an end to the attack. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000Houston, We Have a Problem the routine landing of a one-hour flight from Laredo to Houston, the plane suddenly falls from the sky. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0000