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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
The day a Douglas DC-8 busted Mach 1.
August 2011 | By Bill Wasserzieher
Filming for Cinerama with a fearless flyer.
August 2011 | By James Morrison
Launching two very different capsules—and a space race.
August 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
I recently had an extensive delay on a flight from New York to Las Vegas. We pushed back from the gate on time, and as I went to start the engines I could see the dark skies to the west, our intended direction of flight. As we waited on the ramp for clearance to taxi, [...]
July 14, 2011 | By Steve Satre
Astronauts show a lighter side in their unofficial crew posters.
July 08, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
In a new autobiography, an Apollo 15 pilot tells what it was like to fly solo.
July 2011 | By Al Worden With Francis French
Donald Hall's 1927 rush job.
July 2011 | By Tom Leech
Landing a shuttle while re-adapting to gravity can be disorienting. Now there's a way to simulate it on the ground.
May 31, 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
Like a lot of airline pilots, I’m always on the lookout for a good trip to pick up, either to add to my schedule or trade for a less desirable trip. “Open time” is what we call the list of trips with no current pilot assignment. The list is dynamic, and trips pop up throughout [...]
May 27, 2011 | By Steve Satre
Weightlessness does wonders for your 'do. Vote on your favorite zero-g look.
May 19, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel and Tony Reichhardt
The first American spaceflight was a triumph—for an astronaut and for a nation.
May 05, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
A community of alternative rocketeers who may one day dominate the space biz.
May 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
Some were already heroes. Others were nowhere near where you would have expected them to be.
May 2011 | By Michael Klesius
Fifty years ago, Yuri Gagarin left earth. When he came back, everything changed.
May 2011 | By Allen Abel