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A lost Russian communications satellite has the potential to teach us about operations on the Moon.
March 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
AND the company will pay you for the privilege.
March 09, 2012 | By Pat Trenner
Ask for a lot and perhaps get a little. But ask for too much and you may end up with nothing.
March 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Neil Tyson wants to double NASA's budget. Would that solve the problem with America's space program?
March 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
With the F-35, Lockheed Martin takes a turn trying to make one combat plane that can do everything.
February 2012 | By Richard Whittle
February 27, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Their assignment, 45 years ago: Drop mines over Vietnam, something no jet had ever done.
February 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Astronomers learn more about a hot, watery, exotic "super-Earth."
February 23, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Is there a way to determine if the Moon underwent an impact cataclysm 3.9 billion years ago? Samples from an old basin may tell us.
February 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Piloting an Apache helicopter almost always meant both hands and feet doing four different things at once.
February 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
By adding a little push, compound helicopters push the speed limit up to 300 mph.
January 30, 2012 | By George Larson
Prizes for specific accomplishments have been proposed as the solution to the problem of a moribund space program. Are they?
January 25, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Art and artifacts from the Marine front lines, now on display in Washington.
January 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
China plans to send humans to the Moon. Why we should care.
January 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The first suborbital tourists will spend up to $200,000 for a few precious minutes of weightlessness. How many minutes will they get?
January 06, 2012 | By David Warmflash
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
How a 1940s Interstate Cadet trainer sent a famous airshow pilot on a journey to find a kindred spirit.
January 2012 | By John Fleischman
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
The Boeing 247 was the Dreamliner of its day.
January 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
When the Navy retired the Tomcat, my father went with it.
January 2012 | By Brad Hooker