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A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.
September 18, 2012 | By Heather Goss
A new book documents the evolution of stewardesses from registered nurses to starlets in the sky.
September 18, 2012 | By Bruce McAllister and Stephan Wilkinson
Not all the new safety measures are welcome, but the teams are upbeat, and happy to be racing again.
September 15, 2012 | By Linda Shiner
The macho man of American Letters was a nervous flier. His wife was another story.
September 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A sci-fi historian’s guide to movie spacesuits, from wacky to realistic.
September 13, 2012 | By Diane Tedeschi
Is "New Space" free enterprise?
September 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
In the weeks leading up to the Blitz, Londoners were still learning how to respond to air-raid warnings.
September 06, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
NASA puzzles over what to do with a rare gift.
August 31, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Aerodynamic flutter can be deadly, but it wasn't until recently that it was even understood.
August 28, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous.
August 26, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Determining rock ages remotely would create new possibilities for planetary science.
August 24, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A story from when the famed comedian joined Bob Hope on his USO tours.
August 20, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
It's not as straightforward as you think.
August 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Sixty-six years ago this week, Sergeant Lawrence Lambert became the first person in the U.S. to be ejected from a high-speed aircraft.
August 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
New cosmonauts brush up on their wilderness skills in Kazakhstan.
August 09, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race.
August 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
As the rover rocketed down to the Martian surface, the team at JPL could only wait and hope.
August 06, 2012 | By Bruce Lieberman
Riding on a Marine Corps C-130 in Iraq had its risks, not all of them expected.
August 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Is the TSA forever? We're interested in your opinion.
August 01, 2012 | By George Larson