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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.
Meet the first commercial rocketship pilots.
March 2009 | By Michael Belfiore
In space no one can hear you sing.
March 2009 | By Michael Cassutt
Chesley Sullenberger talks about That Day, his advice for young pilots, and hitting the ditch button (or not).
February 18, 2009 | By Linda Shiner
A top Soviet-era test pilot talks about his favorite MiGs and his friend Yuri Gagarin.
January 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
The truth behind the tall tales of Hubert Fauntleroy Julian.
January 2009 | By David Shaftel
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
January 2009 | By Tom Crouch
If you really want to know the planet, flip through Mike Malin’s photo album.
January 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
Red Whittaker’s rovers have already gone where no robot has gone before. Will one of them make it to the moon?
January 2009 | By Geoffrey Little
Portraits of female pilots
December 19, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Sending Apollo 8 to the moon was a risky mix of cold war politics, bravery, and the faith of one man, George Low, in his engineers.
December 19, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
A small malfunction lands three astronauts on Russia’s version of the Red Planet.
November 2008 | By Don Pettit
The next lunar explorers will soon report to Houston. Are some already there?
November 2008 | By Michael Cassutt
How tossing paper airplanes guided the career of an aerospace engineer.
November 2008 | By Giles Lambertson
A veteran space scientist discusses the challenges of the 21st Century.
November 2008 | By Elizabeth Howell
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