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Piloting an Apache helicopter almost always meant both hands and feet doing four different things at once.
February 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
By adding a little push, compound helicopters push the speed limit up to 300 mph.
January 30, 2012 | By George Larson
Prizes for specific accomplishments have been proposed as the solution to the problem of a moribund space program. Are they?
January 25, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Art and artifacts from the Marine front lines, now on display in Washington.
January 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
China plans to send humans to the Moon. Why we should care.
January 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The first suborbital tourists will spend up to $200,000 for a few precious minutes of weightlessness. How many minutes will they get?
January 06, 2012 | By David Warmflash
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
How a 1940s Interstate Cadet trainer sent a famous airshow pilot on a journey to find a kindred spirit.
January 2012 | By John Fleischman
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
The Boeing 247 was the Dreamliner of its day.
January 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
When the Navy retired the Tomcat, my father went with it.
January 2012 | By Brad Hooker
For some reason the heli-camper never really caught on.
January 2012 | By James R. Chiles
Humorist Bruce McCall's small fleet of little-known aircraft.
January 2012 | By Bruce McCall
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
NASA's Curiosity rover will try a new way of landing on another planet.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A review of the year in space. It's not pretty.
December 27, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
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
The Allen Telescope Array is back online.
December 08, 2011 | By Heather Goss
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
In this 50th anniversary year of human spaceflight, we ask you to remember your own space milestones, and record where you were, and how you felt.
November 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel