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I have a symbiotic relationship with my spacesuit. I take care of it, and it takes care of me in return.
December 20, 2011 | By Don Pettit
There’s more to a Space Station mission than just the time in orbit.
December 19, 2011 | By Don Pettit
Now there is no way home, at least by the usual route. Only up—into the frontier.
December 15, 2011 | By Don Pettit
These Museum staffers and volunteers once served their country in the armed forces. Now they serve in a different way.
November 10, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
A flight of firsts.
November 07, 2011 | By Steve Satre
The world's first all-composite airplane may fly again.
November 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
The struggle to start Air-India.
November 2011 | By David Shaftel
Flashlights, timers, and breath mints required.
November 2011 | By Andrea Eldridge
There are some situations even astronauts can't train for.
November 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
For Halloween, a collection of weird tales about airports and aircraft.
October 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Why go to the trouble to renew a certificate I don’t use? The bottom line is that I just worked too hard to get it.
October 24, 2011 | By Steve Satre
I fly a lot. OK, no surprise, but I'm talking about flying as a passenger, sitting in back, getting to and from work. And I find myself cringing at the canned phrases I hear from my own co-workers.
October 14, 2011 | By Steve Satre
In wartime, a customized Zippo was part of an airman's identity.
September 07, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Can a spacecraft hop its way to winning the Google Lunar X prize?
September 2011 | By Michael Belfiore
A 100th anniversary remembrance of Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz.
September 2011 | By Charles Wiggin, As Told To Howard Eisenberg
Four aircraft, 12 airmen, 25 days, 40 below zero, in the middle of nowhere.
September 2011 | By Edward Farmer
September 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
The next pilots to fly a U.S. spacecraft may work for a private company.
August 05, 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
An airshow superstar adds firefighting to her repertoire.
August 2011 | By Debbie Gary
George Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history, but few outside the field know his name.
August 2011 | By Michael Cassutt