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NASA needs a space taxi. The likely pick is SpaceX—but don’t count out Colorado-based Sierra Nevada.
August 2013 | By Michael Behar
In the early jet age, pilots had good reason to fear the F7U.
August 2013 | By DC Agle
Lava-like features and landforms around young lunar craters give us insight into the processes and history of the Moon.
July 31, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
In 1921, the famous flier did a stint in the Oklahoma state penitentiary.
July 25, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
A SETI astronomer finds a never-before-seen solar system neighbor.
July 17, 2013 | By Heather Goss
Experts disagree on whether NASA’s asteroid capture mission is doable, or even worthwhile. And first they have to find a suitable target.
July 11, 2013 | By Tom Jones
He was famous as a pioneer of personal computing, but I got to meet him because of one of his rare failures.
July 09, 2013 | By George Larson
And a hexacopter was hovering nearby to film it.
July 08, 2013 | By Heather Goss
A colorful history from the National Air and Space Museum’s poster collections.
July 05, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Scary scenes from the Baikonur launch site, where a Proton rocket veered off course this morning.
July 02, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Working with Sally Ride in her post-astronaut career only increased my respect for her. She might even have made a good NASA Administrator—if she hadn’t turned it down.
June 27, 2013 | By Alan Ladwig
The Moon's motions have a significant impact on life on Earth.
June 26, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Photos from Le Bourget’s 50th extravaganza.
June 26, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Who needs fuel when the sun can keep you aloft?
June 20, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
A magnetic anomaly near the Moon's north pole may be related to an impact basin near its south pole. How can this happen?
June 19, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Our June/July issue is the first produced for the tablet.
June 17, 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Russia's first woman cosmonaut, and its next.
June 14, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
China's final mission to the Tiangong-1 space station.
June 10, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Dishy gossip from a new book about the wives of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts.
June 07, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
When a science team asked to move the ISS for one of their experiments, they had to get five nations to agree on the engineering, timing, and risks.
June 04, 2013 | By Rebecca Boyle