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What changes the speed of spacecraft flying by Earth?
September 2010 | By Sam Kean
For some pilots, a good-luck charm is standard equipment.
September 2010 | By Michael Klesius
In researching a reader's letter about "Department of Flying Saucers" in the Sept. 2010 issue, I came across a report on the Web site, UFO Casebook, which claimed that General Omar Bradley had been flown overseas to view alien beings retrieved from a UFO crash site in the Arctic Circle. The report ...
August 31, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
Of all the possible destinations in space, the Moon offers the proximity, accessibility, and materials necessary to learn how to use what we find in space to create new capabilities. Harvesting the resources of the Moon will allow us to make what we need in space, rather than carrying it with us f...
August 24, 2010 | By Paul D. Spudis
Back in the 1970’s Paleolithic age of lunar studies, scientists were busy using images of the Moon in an attempt to understand lunar processes and history. In the rugged ancient cratered uplands of the Moon, they saw something curious. Many small scarps dotted the highlands and were visible in o...
August 19, 2010 | By Paul D. Spudis
Scenes from aviation's annual pilgrimage.
August 16, 2010 | By Caroline Sheen
Here's Stephen Hawking, commenting on humanity’s future:
...Our genetic code still carries the selfish and aggressive instincts that were of survival advantage in the past. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only c...
August 11, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
The never-ending saga of water on the Moon continues apace. In the latest revelation, it is now claimed that the Moon is indeed “dry” after all and never had much water (this new finding is only in regard to endogenous lunar water contained inside the Moon, not to water that has been or is being ...
August 07, 2010 | By Paul D. Spudis
Stories my mother told me.
August 2010 | By Melissa Jordan
One of the world's most inventive pilots makes everything old look new again.
August 2010 | By Debbie Gary
What goes up, must come down. In the Delta Clipper's case, really hard.
August 2010 | By Preston Lerner
If you have 700 hours to spare and can shim a rotor assembly to within .001 of an inch, here's a hobby for you.
August 2010 | By James R. Chiles
August 2010 | By Tom Crouch
August 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
South African pilots go lake-skiing in their AT-6s.
August 2010 | By Frans Dely
Of wind, helium, and hope — plus the occasional disaster.
August 2010 | By Mark Karpel
At the Pima Air and Space Museum, the B-36 is the largest U.S. warplane ever rebuilt.
August 2010 | By The Editors
Satellites, experiments, space station parts - the space shuttle hauled it all.
August 2010 | By Paul Hoversten
The veteran astronaut is the only person to fly on all five space shuttle orbiters.
August 2010 | By Diane Tedeschi
The Curiosity rover, scheduled for launch to Mars next year, took its first test drive last week.
July 30, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt