Videos | Air & Space Magazine feed for the videosenWed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000U.S. Marines’ first test against Japanese defenses on Okinawa. U.S. Marines advanced northward in Okinawa, they approached a craggy mass known as Mount Yae-Take. The battle to capture this remote mountain resulted in numerous casualties on both sides. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000The U.S. assault on Okinawa was met with an eerie silence. U.S. troops launched their assault on the Pacific island of Okinawa, they expected fierce resistance from an entrenched Japanese army. Instead, they encountered only bewildered civilians.Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000A stunning and dramatic Irish island once inhabited by monks seven miles off the Irish coast, lie the sea crags of Skellig Michael, a breathtaking island once home to a community of reclusive monks. More recently, a different kind of hermit used it as his fictitious home: Luke Skywalker. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Where does the phrase “beyond the pale” come from? Castle in County Meath, Ireland, is most famous for two things: It was a primary location in Mel Gibson’s historic epic “Braveheart,” and it also played a key part in originating the phrase “beyond the pale.” Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000These astronauts drink recycled urine to stay hydrated themselves are important sources of water in outer space. With the help of a special centrifuge, their urine is distilled, then processed to provide clean drinking water. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Surviving a turbulent crash-landing on the SFO runway’s the morning of July 6, 2013, and an overnight flight from South Korea is preparing to land in San Francisco. One passenger looking out of the window notices something strange—seconds later, an alarm sounds in the cockpit. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000Disaster strikes as two planes collide on the same runway the night of November 19, 1996, a small twin turboprop aircraft is taxiing at Quincy airport in Illinois. At the same time, another plane, United Express Flight 5925, is getting ready to land—on exactly the same runway. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0000An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis’s 1962, and tensions are high between the United States and the Soviet Union. When a Soviet missile shoots down a U.S. U-2 aircraft over Cuban airspace, war looms ever closer.Mon, 22 May 2017 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. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000How NASA cut costs with a new kind of spacecraft budgets for space exploration falling toward the end of the 1960s, NASA began to make plans for a new kind of reusable spacecraft to save money: the space shuttle. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000A U-2 gives a helping hand to U.S. troops. a U.S. convoy in Afghanistan has vehicle problems and is forced to stop for repairs, a U-2 aircraft spots a Taliban ambush coming their way. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000KC-135 refueling crew saves fighter pilot over Afghanistan a damaged F-16 flying over hostile Afghanistan territory is leaking fuel and in danger of crashing, the KC-135 crew makes mid-air contact to refuel it all the way back to base. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000This flying gas station can carry 200,000 pounds of fuel. KC-135 Stratotanker plays a crucial role in keeping U.S. fighter jets in the air. That’s because this 136-foot-long aircraft is a flying gas tank capable of performing air refueling—and carrying a whopping 200,000 pounds of fuel. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of a tense aerial battle during the Falklands War’s 10 weeks into the Falklands War, and two British Harriers find themselves protecting damaged ships. Suddenly, Argentine Skyhawks appear on the horizon and a fight ensues.Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000This Marine compares flying the Harrier to riding a dragon Harrier’s unique takeoff style and agility owes a lot to its 47-foot frame and mere 15,000 pounds in weight—almost half the size of most modern fighter jets. Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0000