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America’s once-secret air base had humble beginnings.
March 26, 2013 | By Peter Merlin
As far as we know, Captain Link Hogthrob remains the first porcine astronaut.
March 25, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
The National Air and Space Museum holds its version of a yard sale.
March 20, 2013 | By Pat Trenner
It’s not the first time someone has claimed that Gustave Whitehead flew before the Wright brothers. But solid evidence is still lacking.
March 18, 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Ever wanted to play in an airplane graveyard? Watch how the pros do it.
March 12, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
Some of 007's imaginative toys were based on actual inventions.
March 01, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
It takes a (uniformed) village.
February 04, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
In the 1920’s, only one man held the key to aerial navigation.
February 2013 | By Roger Connor
When she wasn't playing tennis on the wing of a biplane in flight, Gladys Roy was dancing the Charleston.
January 29, 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Nowadays the U.S. President has his own airplane. But for Franklin Roosevelt in 1943, flying was still a big deal.
January 18, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Sikorsky HO5S-1 made its name flying medevac missions in Korea.
January 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
January 2013 | By David Sears
In the winter of 1909, chic Parisians sported Blériot, Antoinette, and Voisin biplanes on their heads.
December 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Unlikely soldiers during World War II: More than 250,000 pigeons deployed by the British.
December 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The Navy’s unmanned combat aircraft makes a historic takeoff, and prepares for carrier trials at sea.
December 06, 2012 | By John M. Doyle
Why does the solitary night fighter call out for a nickname?
November 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.
November 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
In 1948, Idaho decided the best way to move beavers was to airdrop them.
November 26, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Sometimes passengers and crew are downright inhuman.
November 21, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Find yourself in a hostile environment? The Air Force knows what to do.
November 19, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel