Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
It would appear that we are in the midst of yet another attempt to define the goals and objectives of our national space program. This time, the National Academy of Sciences is conducting a study on the Rationale and Goals of the U. S. Civil Space Program. After completion, this study will no dou...
January 09, 2009 | By Paul D. Spudis
When is a helicopter like a Patsy Cline song? When it falls to pieces.
January 2009 | By Peter Garrison
The masters of time are about to give us a little extra. Use it wisely.
January 2009 | By James R. Chiles
If you really want to know the planet, flip through Mike Malin’s photo album.
January 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
There’s a huge hubbub in the press revolving around alleged “obstructionism” at NASA toward the Presidential Transition team. As this rather overwrought piece at the Orlando Sentinel has been posted and commented upon endlessly at several web sites, I do not propose to rehash it. Instead, I want ...
December 12, 2008 | By Paul D. Spudis
Mars’ foremost photographers pick their favorite images of their favorite planet.
November 18, 2008 | By airspacemag.com
How tossing paper airplanes guided the career of an aerospace engineer.
November 2008 | By Giles Lambertson
Three more people will soon move into the International Space Station—and they’ll be drinking, um….
October 30, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Despite the best training and technology, why do pilots still die from not knowing which end is up?
September 2008 | By Tom LeCompte
Megalifters prove you’re never too fat to fly.
September 2008 | By Kara Platoni
Up there or down here, it can be a struggle to maintain “situational awareness.”
July 14, 2008 | By Roger A. Mola
A small band of believers urges NASA to take its next step—onto an asteroid.
July 2008 | By Michael Klesius
Will space solar power ever be practical?
July 2008 | By Linda Shiner
In a tight spot, you need zoom to maneuver.
July 2008 | By Jim Mathews
And has anybody found a cure?
June 18, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Japan's bid to launch an origami aircraft from the space station.
May 2008 | By Ichiko Fuyuno
An unusual wake vortex has landed this airliner in a class by itself.
May 27, 2008 | By Rebecca Maksel
Earth dwellers view the sun from 93 million miles away. What will NASA’s next solar probe see from up close?
May 2008 | By Bruce Dorminey
From the Attic to the Archive.
May 2008 | By Mark Wolverton
MESSENGER’s first images were taken by a very used camera.
April 03, 2008 | By Bob Craddock