Videos | Air & Space Magazine feed for the videosenThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000A spacewalker’s emergency lifejacket Bruce McCandless was the first man to test NASA’s Manned Maneuvering Unit or MMU. In 1984, he floated alone in space for almost six hours before returning safely to the spacecraft. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000How the Nolinor 737 prevents gravel from crashing its engines “vortex dissipator” sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. In fact, it’s a sophisticated gravel protection device, used in planes like the Nolinor 737 that protects the engine from being destroyed on the runway. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Was this plane engulfed in St. Elmo’s fire? British Airways Flight 9 works its way across the Indian Ocean, mysterious glowing lights appeared on the windshield and engines of the plane. Was this St. Elmo’s fire, a rare weather phenomenon?Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Yellowstone by air National Park is home to the largest concentration of geysers in the world. Get a bird’s-eye view of these prehistoric geysers. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000What some of the most important Civil Rights sites look like from the air. Civil Rights movement was defined by seismic events taking place in the South: the murder of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks refusing to leave her bus seat, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Selma-to-Montgomery march. Here, we revisit the sites from the sky. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000The only live news report from the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, an NBC radio affiliate in Honolulu made an urgent phone call to New York. In the call, the reporter begins to describe what the world would later know as the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Adapting to the times a workhorse for the Red Army, the Antonov 124’s new gig has it hauling freight as a commercial cargo plane. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why did this flight crash? Listen to its engine… listening to cockpit recordings taken before Air Florida Flight 90 crashed, investigators can assess the sounds of the plane’s engines. The results are telling. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000The flying hospital giant airliner was converted from a passenger plane into a fully functional medical center. Now this high-tech eye hospital serves developing communities around the world. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Water bombers do battle a World War II military cargo plane, this mighty plane has a new mission: putting out raging forest fires. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0000Flying into Hurricane Sandy P-3 Orion is able to withstand 200 mph winds and multiple lightning strikes as it gathers information that helps predict the storm movements of Hurricane Sandy.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The invisible iceberg test his groundbreaking theory that a mirage could be to blame for the Titanic disaster, Tim Maltin heads to the desert to learn how air temperature could have hidden an iceberg. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The light feuds proving himself with his reflecting telescope, Isaac Newton sent his groundbreaking work on light and colors to the Royal Society, and began a nasty personal feud with Robert Hooke. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Hidden in the sand almost no archeological evidence of the Great Arab Revolt, researchers take to the air to get a new perspective on the timeworn battlegrounds. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Astrology school dropout supposedly learned astrology as a part of studying the zodiac man for his medical degree, but the records reveal that he was expelled from school soon after enrolling. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The law behind the Great Plains’ giant square plots you fly over the Great Plains today, giant squares of land immediately stand out. Many of these are the 160-acre plots forged out of the prairie by 19th-century pioneers, a legacy of the Homestead Act of 1862. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The view from space, as viewed from space, appears as one large connected mass, teeming with life. The astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour share their impressions of a view of planet Earth without borders or conflict. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Revolutionary reusability goal of the space shuttle program was to make space travel easy and affordable, but designing a reusable spacecraft would prove to be NASA’s toughest mission yet. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000A high-risk, high-reward liftoff unmanned test flight was impossible, so the first ever shuttle launch was a high-risk endeavor with two top astronauts on board. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Arizona’s jaw-dropping mile-long meteor crater the northern Arizona desert, an imposing-looking crater shows the impact of an ancient meteor crash. Until the 1960s, it was mistakenly believed to be a volcanic crater. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The true father of flight before Da Vinci was credited with being the first to understand the principles of flight, Eilmer of Malmesbury was testing his own theories of flight, and he had two broken legs to prove it. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000A plane consumed by deadly fog high-ranking dignitaries on the Polish Air Force Tu-154 flight to Smolensk, Russia, are preparing to land. That is, until a dense fog envelops the aircraft. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000NASA’s unusual transport plane Super Guppy is a one-of-a-kind mega transport plane that’s been involved in moving aerospace hardware crucial to nearly every major NASA endeavor, from the Hubble Space Telescope to Skylab. Now it’s time for the aircraft to get a check-up. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Landing on ice or fail flight exams are nerve-wracking, but add winter weather and lots of ice, and this is one tricky situation.Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000So you think your job is hard? crew must maneuver a jumbo plane—as long as a football field and as high as a six-story building—at hundreds of miles per hour into blinding sun glare in order to refuel. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Surviving a surface-to-air missile attack in Iraq the tense moments after a terrorist group fires a missile at the wings of a DHL Airbus—the first civilian aircraft casualty of the Iraq War. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Broadcasting from the Moon the world paused to watch the Apollo 11 moon landing, millions were inspired, but a select few couldn’t believe what was right before their eyes. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Caisson Platoon group of 49 men and 58 horses upholds a long-standing tradition at Arlington National Cemetery.Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Nazi engineer who created the first ballistic missile Von Braun became interested in space flight from an early age. This passion would lead him to become a key figure in the development of one of the Nazi’s most devastating weapons: the V2 rocket. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000This is a pilot’s worst fear after two pilots lift off on a 6,000-mile journey to Poland, a heavy stream of fuel starts flowing out of the right wing, and they’re forced to take quick action.Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Pilots are forced to land when their plane’s heater fails airborne on the first leg of a 10,000-mile journey from Florida to the Philippines, Pete and Brad encounter a host of avionics problems, and are forced to land. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Making mighty history high-stakes flight from Germany to San Francisco will make or break Lufthansa’s success with the Airbus A380. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000How the British cleverly diverted Nazi missiles Double Cross was the British response to the threat of Nazi V2 rockets. It involved relaying bogus information about British targets to decrease the accuracy of future attacks. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Chinook takes fire during a Vietnam rescue mission the Vietnam War, the CH-47 Chinook was known for its aerial mobility—a key advantage when you’re flying low-altitude rescue missions over a hostile jungle. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Flying without autopilot a training session, pilot Randy McGehee has to fly a Dornier without the use of autopilot.Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0000Is heavy baggage or high altitude to blame? planes can’t fly at higher altitudes where the air is less dense. But the pilot of flight 708 should have known that.Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000America’s First Flying Car the 1930s, Harold Pitcairn bought the Spanish autogyro patent and propelled it to new heights in the U.S. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000How a subtle design change transformed fighter planes made the P-51 Mustang such an effective aircraft was its light, all-aluminum fuselage and an innovative wing design that gave it a huge advantage in the air. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000An astonishing emergency landing the race to bring a crippled 747 back to Alaska for an emergency landing before it crashes into the Bering Sea. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Fatal combination for Arrow Air Flight 1285 1985 crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285, which killed 248 U.S. soldiers heading home for Christmas, led to a controversial and hotly debated investigation. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The incredible reptiles that flew 200 million years ago 200-million-year-old fossil reveals the amazing body structure of a reptilian creature known as the dimorphodon. Not only did it possess wings, it was one of the first large vertebrates to travel by air. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A C-17’s dicey mid-air refuel in bad weather C-17 carries a wounded soldier from Iraq to the U.S. for treatment. To save time, they attempt a mid-air refuel—but a massive weather system over the UK is jeopardizing their changes of success. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The first time an F-15 shot down an enemy plane 1979, the F-15 was still untested in combat. That summer, a conflict between Israel and Syria would change that. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Tuskegee Red-Tail Angels Black leaders demanded equality and World War II demanded more skilled soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen, or “Red-Tail Angels,” became the first African American pilots to train for combat. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A cockpit designed to crash the captain of Crossair Flight 498 began turning the plane into a deadly spiral, the first officer should have corrected him. So why didn’t he? Cockpit design may be to blame. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Collision over California deadly mid-air collision between a Boeing commercial aircraft and a private Cessna sends both planes into a San Diego neighborhood. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Brazil’s Most Dangerous Landing Strip among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight, and tricky place to land. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why you need special training to be a pilot in Alaska—and the risks that come with it—are a part of life in Alaska. But over the past 12 years, new technology and improved training have reduced air fatalities by 57 percent. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000This telescope was built in a massive sinkhole 1958, the Pentagon wanted to build a 1,000-foot-wide telescope for its ballistic missile program. They ended up building it in Puerto Rico inside a massive sinkhole. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of Normandy first American assault wave prepares to move onto the beach code-named Omaha. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee severe thunderstorm forced a Boeing 737 to attempt an emergency landing on the most unlikely, impossible place: a New Orleans levee. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Rescuers find missing second plane in remains of wreckage 2001, one of Italy’s worst air disasters led to a shocking discovery after two planes collided on the runway and all on board perished. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Cultural Norms Cloud Cockpit Communications dishonor more than death, crew members allowed a minor malfunction to result in a major catastrophe for Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509. Find out what caused this 1999 plane wreck.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000From Kamikaze to surrender merciless attacks from Japanese Kamikaze pilots, America takes extreme measures to end World War II. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The First Rule of Air Emergencies: Breathe flight attendant looking out of this plane’s window sees a propeller detach and slash a hole in the underside of the plane. It’s now up to the crew to supply oxygen in the depressurized cabin. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Pagani Huayra is faster than a jumbo jet at takeoff optimum effects of the Pagani-designed dual aerodynamic system are embodied by the Huayra. In just 25.8 seconds, it crosses the 185 mph mark—faster than a jumbo jet taking off.Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000How to Land a Boeing 777 Without Any Engines one minute away from landing, both of this plane’s engines suddenly fail. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Maven’s Mission to Mars, a satellite designed for Mars, was built to examine the atmosphere of Mars in order to help scientists understand the planet’s relatively unknown history. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Plane’s Deadly Pacific Plunge routine “short hop” between the islands of Moorea and Tahiti ended with Air Moorea Flight 1121 plunging into the Pacific and the death of everyone on board. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxieties months after September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 fell from the sky into a neighborhood in Queens, New York. A traumatized city is forced to consider the terrifying prospect that another terrorist act may be the reason. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Giant origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant are unknown but the best view of this colossal figure is definitely from the air. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Skyview: Southern Britain an aerial view of one of the world’s most iconic structures—Stonehenge. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000What Can Dolphins Teach Us About Aliens? astronomers, dolphin intelligence was interesting because understanding it could help us communicate with another potentially intelligent species: extraterrestrials. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered 1945 Japanese surrender ceremony of WWII signaled a monumental end to a brutal conflict. And war correspondent William Courtenay was there to film it all. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000One of the Worst Situations a Plane Crew Could Face an Air Canada flight from Dallas to Montreal, deadly smoke begins to fill the plane’s bathroom. With the lives of 41 passengers at stake, here’s how the flight crew decided to handle the situation. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000