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New data from NASA's GRAIL mission suggest that the crust of the Moon is thinner than we had thought. Is this idea consistent with the geological evidence?
April 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
SETI researchers have already listened in for alien transmissions.
April 19, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Instead of astronauts going to the rock, the rock will come to them.
April 12, 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
A new exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum tells us where we are, and how to get where we're going next.
April 11, 2013 | By Heather Goss
New information about the interior of the crater Shackleton at the south pole of the Moon sheds some light -- and even more heat -- on the vexing questions remaining about water on the Moon.
April 08, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
After logging nearly 1,400 hours in orbit, Jerry Ross reflects on spaceflight past and future.
April 08, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
Despite plans for a mooring station, only one airship ever docked at the Empire State Building.
April 01, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Transporting the wounded in Iraq.
April 2013 | By Christopher Ryan
“Back in the old Marine Corps...”
April 2013 | By John Scanlan
The 2013 National Air and Space Museum Trophy Winners.
April 2013 | By The Editors
The TSR-2 bomber was a case of aeronautical genius foiled by political foolishness.
April 2013 | By David Noland
Landsat shows us the home planet, warts and all.
April 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Why Europe wants its own satellite navigation program.
April 2013 | By Craig Mellow
Five daring helicopter crews on five very bad days.
April 2013 | By Preston Lerner
The parasitic aircraft of Britain’s Short Brothers.
April 2013 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
It’s not a place, exactly. But it could be NASA’s next destination.
April 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
The plane that taught Anne Morrow Lindbergh to fly is flying again.
April 2013 | By Paul Glenshaw
March 29, 2013 | By Paul Hoversten
Bad news for air traffic controllers, but the traveling public and small aircraft pilots should see little impact.
March 27, 2013 | By George Larson
America’s once-secret air base had humble beginnings.
March 26, 2013 | By Peter Merlin