Aerospace ReferencesBooks and films about air and space
A 16th-century telescope, Lunar Orbiter mission documents, early views of deep space, and more go on auction this week.
December 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Oddball items at the National Air and Space Museum.
October 31, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A sci-fi historian’s guide to movie spacesuits, from wacky to realistic.
September 13, 2012 | By Diane Tedeschi
A jumping spider finds that hunting in zero-g is not a problem.
July 31, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
In this rowdy assembly, you'll find at least one you know.
July 2012 | By The Editors
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
July 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Can Gamera II stay airborne for 60 seconds? Tune in on Friday.
June 22, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Winners take home big prizes (and compete to be the next generation of aerospace leadership) in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
May 11, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Street art revives ancient airplanes.
April 2012 | By Heather Goss
A well-traveled toy enters the Smithsonian collection.
March 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new emergency warning system will be tested on Wednesday -- 60 years after another radio network warned Americans of Cold War air raids.
November 07, 2011 | By Roger Mola
Bringing telescopes where the people are.
November 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Something New Under the Sun
November 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
When pilots make a bad landing they don’t blame their bankers. So why do bankers, hacks, and Capitol Hill flaks use a beloved aviation term to malign the national economy?
October 20, 2011 | By Roger Mola
Volcanic activity on the moon, traveling to asteroids, and crashing galaxies are a few of the topics covered in free lectures at the National Air & Space Museum.
October 05, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Ernie Pyle's aviation and war dispatches.
September 16, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Each day this week until September 11, the National Museum of American History is displaying artifacts recovered from the horrific crash of United Airlines Flight 93 a decade ago...
September 07, 2011 | By Roger Mola
September 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
A civilian flight trainer enters the collections.
September 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
A troubled man, Gregory Boyington found redemption commanding a U.S. Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific.
September 2011 | By Phil Scott