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Planets with no host stars wouldn’t be very hospitable, but life might still find a way to hang in.
October 18, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
The LADEE mission seeks the faintest of lunar phenomena.
October 04, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
In 1863, the world's first aerial photographer launched the world's largest balloon. It didn't go so well.
October 04, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
October 02, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten
Should searching for extraterrestrial life be the primary goal of our space program?
September 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Germans had it. The Americans wanted it.
September 20, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
Seven decades after it first flew, the V-173 got its old look back.
September 17, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten
Stealth fighters, nuclear rocket designs, and a new lunar lander all were on display at MAKS 2013.
September 06, 2013 | By Anatoly Zak
New sightings of water on the Moon, roadmaps for exploration and commercial lunar flights.
September 05, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
How I came up with the numbers that amazed.
September 2013 | By William Vietinghoff
It had the body of a fighter and a bomber’s soul.
September 2013 | By William E. Burrows
The first flyer in Texas—and his airplane.
September 2013 | By Preston Lerner
Should the chief builder of the International Space Station be the company that offers taxi service there? Boeing thinks so.
September 2013 | By Craig Mellow
The most classified technology in a stealthy airplane is its skin.
September 2013 | By Roger A. Mola
Fewer than 100 pilots climb the ladder to the B-2 cockpit.
September 2013 | By James R. Chiles
Swarms of small, orbiting cameras are coming. To watch.
September 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Start with a camouflage paint job.
August 23, 2013 | By Roger A. Mola
Red Bull expands its wacky Flugtag competition to five cities this year.
August 22, 2013 | By Heather Goss
NASA recently asked industry for concepts of small robotic landers for missions to the Moon. What could such machines accomplish?
August 17, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
These handy websites and smartphone apps eliminate the guesswork.
August 08, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt