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Larry Bell’s little idea probably should have been kept to himself.
August 2013 | By Stephan Wilkinson
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
A SETI astronomer finds a never-before-seen solar system neighbor.
July 17, 2013 | By Heather Goss
A team from Toronto finally manages to keep a pedal-powered vehicle in the air for over a minute.
July 12, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
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
The Moon's motions have a significant impact on life on Earth.
June 26, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
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
Aviation capacity may look like it's growing, but really, it's just getting sliced thinner.
June 18, 2013 | By George Larson
A historian rescued a lone document from the company’s files.
June 2013 | By Joshua Stoff
What happens when helicopters get a little too close.
June 2013 | By Craig A. Thorson
U.S. Navy Panthers weren’t highly evolved, but they could shoot. And they were air conditioned.
June 2013 | By David Noland
At the National Air and Space Museum, some artifacts are more genuine than others.
June 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Where airplanes have floats, and everybody flies.
June 2013 | By Carl Posey
Computer models in science can be useful -- until you start believing in them.
May 29, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
How a team of experts navigated a spaceship through the streets of L.A.
May 21, 2013 | By Heather Goss
It wasn’t the flashiest jet fighter, but the Grumman F9F was a rugged little aircraft that did everything asked of it.
May 20, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
New work on lunar samples reveal a shared source for water in the deep interior of both Earth and Moon.
May 14, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
The little black box that looks over our shoulder.
May 02, 2013 | By Steve Satre