Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
Airship pilot Haimo Wendelstein reflects on one of the mellowest forms of flying.
December 01, 2013 | By Perry Turner
The first woman in space had code words to inform the ground of problems, from sickness ("palm tree") to engine failure ("elm tree").
November 13, 2013 | By Anatoly Zak
Should the Moon become a United Nations International Park?
November 09, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
The "overview effect" profoundly changes the way space travelers view our planet. How can everyone experience it?
November 08, 2013 | By Heather Goss
You can worry when the Torino score gets to 5.
November 04, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Two spacecraft arrive at the Moon at the same time and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
October 30, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
New Hubble pictures show that rumors of a breakup are premature.
October 17, 2013 | By Heather Goss
The LADEE mission seeks the faintest of lunar phenomena.
October 04, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A 36-year-old spacecraft becomes the first to enter interstellar space.
September 12, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
New sightings of water on the Moon, roadmaps for exploration and commercial lunar flights.
September 05, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
An Evening With a Telescope
September 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
It's still an intriguing theory, but still unproven.
August 29, 2013 | By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Start by figuring out the patterns in their language, says SETI researcher John Elliott.
August 18, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA recently asked industry for concepts of small robotic landers for missions to the Moon. What could such machines accomplish?
August 17, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
These handy websites and smartphone apps eliminate the guesswork.
August 08, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
A rare da Vinci codex on birdflight goes on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
August 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
500 years after Leonardo, the mechanics of bird flight still enthralls.
August 02, 2013 | By Katrina van Grouw
A new telescope will tell us how the first stars and galaxies were born.
August 2013 | By Bruce Lieberman
Lava-like features and landforms around young lunar craters give us insight into the processes and history of the Moon.
July 31, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A SETI astronomer finds a never-before-seen solar system neighbor.
July 17, 2013 | By Heather Goss