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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
How to be civilized on the space frontier, Chapter 6: Having company for dinner.
June 27, 2012 | By Don Pettit
The harness we wear to run on a treadmill in space is sort of like a backpack. But the engineering is way more complicated.
June 25, 2012 | By Don Pettit
On Space Station every hour is accounted for, and hardly a minute is wasted. Here's how my day is divided.
June 22, 2012 | By Don Pettit
A Space Station group portrait, taken in thermal infrared.
June 19, 2012 | By Don Pettit
If you want good pictures in space, make it as dark as you can.
June 18, 2012 | By Don Pettit
A rare chance to take the controls of a 1931 Stinson Tri-Motor.
June 15, 2012 | By Steve Satre
Here's what we left inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule before we closed the hatch last month.
June 14, 2012 | By Don Pettit
What would you do? A poem.
June 11, 2012 | By Don Pettit
Don Pettit turns his curiosity—and his camera—loose on board the International Space Station.
May 23, 2012 | By The Editors
Weightlifting in weightlessness is now my favorite oxymoron.
May 21, 2012 | By Don Pettit
If you want to know what crew I'm on, be prepared for a long conversation.
May 16, 2012 | By Don Pettit
A poem about returning to Earth.
May 11, 2012 | By Don Pettit
The zero-gravity equivalent to flip-flops.
May 04, 2012 | By Don Pettit