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Wallops Island gets ready for the big time.
March 20, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
...and may cause a (minor) medical emergency.
March 06, 2013 | By Steve Satre
Can someone with only flight simulator experience take off and land an airplane on the first try? I wanted to find out.
February 06, 2013 | By Steve Satre
In the 1920’s, only one man held the key to aerial navigation.
February 2013 | By Roger Connor
Can an ordinary person take off and land an airplane on the first try, with only flight simulator experience? We put it to the test.
January 25, 2013 | By Steve Satre
An STS-135 photo album
November 16, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
When it comes to accuracy, Flight lost me at the walkaround.
November 14, 2012 | By Steve Satre
If your star tracker breaks on the way to the moon, just hit Command P.
November 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
The first moonwalker's storied aviation career
August 27, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
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
The decision to divert to an alternate airport requires a close watch on the fuel gauge.
July 27, 2012 | By Steve Satre
America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.
July 2012 | By Sally Ride
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
Can space-diver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier without breaking his neck?
July 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
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
A Yak 3U gets to 10,000 feet in 125 seconds.
July 2012 | By George C. Larson
Now that the space shuttle has retired, astronauts are rediscovering the joys of flying airplanes.
July 2012 | By Phil Scott
How do you spend your last day in space?
June 29, 2012 | By Don Pettit