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Using the material and energy resources of space could be a major game-changer for spaceflight. So why haven't we ever done it?
November 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Will UAVs become as indispensable for journalists as notepads and digital recorders?
November 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises.
November 16, 2012 | By Diane Tedeschi and Caroline Sheen
An STS-135 photo album
November 16, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the airplane business, clothes make the salesman.
November 02, 2012 | By George Larson
A new paper claims mineral evidence for the largest basin on the Moon -- is it true?
November 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
One reason more soldiers are making it home alive.
November 2012 | By Michael Klesius
Seeing is believing.
November 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
Can’t make it to the Museum? There might be an artifact on loan right in your neighborhood.
November 2012 | By Heather Goss
A Navy aircrew got it on film.
November 2012 | By Paul F. Stiller
A Buckminster Fuller design was grounded in aerospace technology.
November 2012 | By Nick D’Alto
Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.
November 2012 | By Rafael Lima
The Bell 47, famous as the star of “Whirlybirds,” was the DC-3 of helicopters. Could it make a comeback?
November 2012 | By Mark Huber
A World War II British foot soldier’s best friend in the air, and the man who rescued Ernest Hemingway.
November 2012 | By Tim Belknap
75 years ago, the Army Air Corps’ XC-35 launched the pressurized cabin.
November 2012 | By George C. Larson
What is the ultimate source of the water found at the poles of the Moon? A new study of some lunar soil samples suggests a surprising answer.
October 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
For its innovation and emphasis on inner beauty, the Hondajet deserves a recent design award.
October 12, 2012 | By George Larson
What color is the Moon? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.
October 10, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
First-time views from inside a re-entering spacecraft.
September 28, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA's Chief Historian.
September 2012 | By Perry Turner