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America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.
July 2012 | By Sally Ride
The development of SpaceX's Falcon 1 is a story of promise -- and partial fulfillment.
July 22, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Localized bubbles of high magnetic intensity may explain some enigmatic lunar surface features
July 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
115 years ago today, three Swedish explorers set off on the only attempt ever to reach the Pole by balloon.
July 11, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The world's first transatlantic TV broadcast included a quip from President Kennedy and folk dancing in Quebec.
July 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The Space Exploration Initiative and the Vision for Space Exploration -- two proposals, two failures. Why?
July 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
July 02, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
The Annual Bensen Days fly-in welcomes rotorheads.
July 2012 | By Bill Wilson
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
July 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Naval aviators push Qaddafi's buttons in a 1981 exercise.
July 2012 | By Commander Thompson E. Sanders U.S. Navy (Ret.)
When flying in Papua, be prepared for surprises.
July 2012 | By Nate Gordon
For the first time since World War II, fighters are stationed at RAF Northolt.
July 2012 | By Carl Posey
The Dreamliner’s quiet revolution.
July 2012 | By Stephen Joiner
The Coléoptère was one weird-looking aircraft.
July 2012 | By Jeremy Davis
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
July 2012 | By Todd Neff
Within months of its first flight, August Bellanca's Skyrocket II set five world speed records.
July 2012 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
Now that the space shuttle has retired, astronauts are rediscovering the joys of flying airplanes.
July 2012 | By Phil Scott
Ten of aviation's most famous hitch-hikers.
July 2012 | By Lynn Keillor
One of the solar system's most interesting places just got even more interesting.
June 28, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Can Gamera II stay airborne for 60 seconds? Tune in on Friday.
June 22, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt