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Discover Air & Space articles about the people who have shaped the history of flight – and those who will shape its future.
A small band of rogue rocketeers takes on the NASA establishment.
September 29, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
When the Air Mail Service decided to establish a route between New York City and Chicago, two pilots competed to fly it first.
September 18, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Chinese astronauts are preparing for their first spacewalk. What's in store for them?
September 18, 2008 | By Leroy Chiao
Five years after Kitty Hawk, the Wrights finally showed the world their invention.
August 29, 2008 | By Tom D. Crouch
Feng Ru made history on the California coast, then introduced airplanes to his native land.
August 13, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Student engineers answer NASA’s call to design the airplane of 2058.
August 06, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
In an era when Chinese women weren’t allowed to drive cars, Lee Ya-Ching flew the globe.
July 24, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Which way lies our future in space? A discussion.
June 27, 2008 | By Tony Reichhardt
Japan's bid to launch an origami aircraft from the space station.
May 2008 | By Ichiko Fuyuno
Loni Habersetzer teaches pilots how to land on the harshest terrain.
May 2008 | By Tom LeCompte
When he suggested in a 1920 treatise that rockets could reach the moon, Robert Goddard sparked a public frenzy.
May 2008 | By Frank H. Winter
A talk with the Air Force historian.
May 2008 | By Patricia Trenner
And has anyone ever been stripped of that status?
April 07, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
For their first airshows, the Wright exhibition team relied on the Model B.
March 19, 2008 | By Paul Glenshaw
A new biography details the exploits of teenage aviation pioneer Cromwell Dixon.
March 01, 2008 | By Tom Harpole
The aviation pioneer chronicled his life and work in a once rare (but now freely downloadable) 1912 book.
March 01, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
Charlie Kulp bids farewell to his alter ego, the "Flying Farmer."
March 01, 2008 | By Linda Shiner
One tough job for the U.S. Civil Air Patrol.
March 2008 | By Michael Behar
The seaplane Glenn Curtiss designed in 1914 may have had trouble on the ocean, but its reproduction is delighting a whole town on a lake.
March 2008 | By James Wynbrandt
How much did Wernher von Braun know, and when did he know it?
January 01, 2008 | By Diane Tedeschi