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If they're introducing new technology, problems are almost guaranteed.
January 15, 2013 | By George Larson
In the 1950s, balloons carried live mice to near-space to study how the trip might affect astronauts.
January 11, 2013 | By Heather Goss
At Luke Air Force Base, young pilots learn to fly the F-16.
January 11, 2013 | By The Editors
Congress has proposed that the name of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center be re-named to honor Neil Armstrong. Should it?
January 06, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
How the world's first lunar mission got mired in cold war conspiracy theories.
January 02, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
A couple of very good deals
January 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
The Sikorsky HO5S-1 made its name flying medevac missions in Korea.
January 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Panic attacks in an airliner? Try a smaller airplane, with a friend as your pilot.
January 2013 | By Jeremy Davis
The pilots and fans dedicated to prolonging the stardom of the Beech 18.
January 2013 | By David Freed
Inventive design or fatal flaw? On a homebuilt airplane, one person makes the call.
January 2013 | By Sarah Brown
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
January 2013 | By David Sears
The Ranger series of space probes finally succeeded — on the seventh try.
January 2013 | By George C. Larson
On board Atlantis, the closing of an era.
January 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
The rules for naming features on the Moon are simple, but not always logical.
December 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Fifty years ago today, a JPL team overcame the odds and pulled off the first visit to another planet.
December 14, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission show that deeply buried bodies of igneous rock in the crust can be detected from orbit.
December 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Navy’s unmanned combat aircraft makes a historic takeoff, and prepares for carrier trials at sea.
December 06, 2012 | By John M. Doyle
A 16th-century telescope, Lunar Orbiter mission documents, early views of deep space, and more go on auction this week.
December 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Recent data from the planet Mercury indicates that water ice is found near its poles. What does this mean for the Moon?
December 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A new interactive graphic highlights the space agency's plans.
November 28, 2012 | By Heather Goss