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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
A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.
September 18, 2012 | By Heather Goss
A Japanese camera will try to catch first-time pictures of a satellite's breakup.
September 10, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Is "New Space" free enterprise?
September 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
September 05, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
The first moonwalker's storied aviation career
August 27, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous.
August 26, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Determining rock ages remotely would create new possibilities for planetary science.
August 24, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
An 1880 balloon jaunt ends with our heroine up a tree.
August 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
How do you maneuver a million-pound spacecraft?
August 2012 | By Roger Mola and Tony Reichhardt
Airplanes without equal at the National Air and Space Museum.
August 2012 | By Patricia Trenner
A U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot describes what it’s like to fly three generations of ground attack aircraft.
August 14, 2012 | By Linda Shiner
All the Smithsonian’s one-of-a-kind aircraft
August 14, 2012 | By Patricia Trenner
Autopilot is one of the greatest inventions ever for pilots. But have we paid a price?
August 10, 2012 | By Steve Satre
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race.
August 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
As the rover rocketed down to the Martian surface, the team at JPL could only wait and hope.
August 06, 2012 | By Bruce Lieberman
Director James Cameron's 3D camera may have been bumped from the Curiosity Mars lander. But MARDI will give us first-time color views of the descent.
August 03, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Does the history of two early pioneers of aviation offer an analogy for spaceflight?
July 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis