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January 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
The Boeing 247 was the Dreamliner of its day.
January 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
For some reason the heli-camper never really caught on.
January 2012 | By James R. Chiles
To nail the air-to-air shot, pilot and photographer have to work together like, well, this pair.
January 2012 | By Debbie Gary
Is Earth's moon the product of a big splat as well as a big whack?
January 2012 | By Damond Benningfield
Alan Shepard was brave enough to ride the Mercury-Redstone rocket. These guys were brave enough to light it.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Twenty-five years ago, Burt Rutan’s Voyager became the first aircraft to make an around-the-world flight without refueling.
January 2012 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
When Atlantic storms threaten, NOAA pilots answer the call.
January 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Detroit flyers can get a head-start on resolution dieting at their top ranking healthiest airport.
December 30, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Twelve things to watch for in space next year—if the world doesn’t end.
December 29, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Man's best friend on the front lines.
December 27, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
A review of the year in space. It's not pretty.
December 27, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
North American airlines lost their bid to throw out a carbon tax on aircraft flying to Europe. Expect transatlantic fares to go up.
December 21, 2011 | By George Larson
Lockheed Martin held their first Tweetup this week, inviting fans to see the last F-22 roll out of the factory. So what exactly is a Tweetup, and how did they start?
December 20, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Alert: If you see a Starfighter in a parking lot, contact this Dutch museum.
December 19, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
Astronomers will get to watch a black hole devour material for the first time, as a gas cloud barrels towards the center of the Milky Way.
December 16, 2011 | By Heather Goss
The meaning of the word "exploration" changed about a hundred years ago. We should recover its full, original meaning, which included not only discovery but exploitation and wealth creation.
December 14, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Whether you love it or hate it, John Gillespie Magee's "High Flight" remains the most enduring of aviation poems.
December 08, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Don't go looking for F-16s or A-10s at military airshows from now on. The F-22 will be performing solo.
December 07, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
Humans to Venus? The latest proposed destination for human space missions illustrates the essential hollowness of the current direction of our civil space program.
December 01, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis