Flying MachinesVehicles designed for air and space flight
Explore Air & Space articles about types of air and spacecraft.
Text messaging, from 1912 to 2012.
May 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The Air Force's most sophisticated fighter, the F-22, has a problem with its oxygen system, and increasingly, with its image.
May 11, 2012 | By George Larson
The legal status and ownership of resources harvested from space are unclear. How does such uncertainty affect our plans to exploit them?
May 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
It started with a search for images of his hometown in China. Hundreds of miles of film later, he can't stop looking.
May 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
May 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
The Moffett Field landmark may yet house aircraft again.
May 2012 | By Kara Platoni
Regional airliners powered by turboprop engines may be making a comeback.
April 27, 2012 | By George Larson
Is space travel more like aviation or sea faring? It depends on your mission.
April 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
April 12, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
One company's attempt to help out in hard times.
April 06, 2012 | By George Larson
Street art revives ancient airplanes.
April 2012 | By Heather Goss
Cool new concept for a Europa lander! Wish we could afford it.
March 30, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
March 28, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
A scientific dust-up, featuring raw data and bare knuckles. Who and what should we believe?
March 27, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The U.S./European Saturn mission takes home a trophy.
March 2012 | By Heather Goss
Wernher von Braun was born one hundred years ago, but his blueprint for space exploration still has relevance today.
March 22, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
One of Lockheed’s former chief test pilots for high altitude reconnaissance describes the joys and terrors of the U-2.
March 2012 | By Linda Shiner
Once a top secret, the U-2 is one photogenic spyplane.
March 20, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
March 20, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Planetary Science Institute has released a new geological map of Jupiter's moon Io, integrating information taken by the Voyager and Galileo spacecraft.
March 19, 2012 | By Heather Goss