Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
Richard Whitcomb changed the shape of wings to come.
July 2002 | By Peter Garrison
July 2002 | By Mary Collins
It may be Oklahoma, but this amateur-built observatory is all Texas.
July 2002 | By Eric Adams
We've done the moon. Mars is too far. There's a better destination in our own back yard.
May 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
How a clever camera and its irascible inventor captured the lunar surface—but not the hearts of Apollo astronauts.
May 2002 | By Joseph Bourque
What scientists haven't solved and hot-shot pilots won't talk about.
May 2002 | By William Gregory
Space Shuttle launches must work like clockwork. Here is how the clockwork works.
March 2002 | By Eric Adams
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory opens the book on the high-energy universe.
March 2002 | By James S. Schultz
The lunar Touchrock is one of the most popular objects in the National Air and Space Museum.
March 2002 | By Bob Craddock
Birds do it, bees do it. Can two weird aircraft make aviation history doing it?
January 2002 | By Graham Chandler
Why you remain conscious at 30,000 feet.
January 2002 | By George C. Larson
What a satellite can do, balloons can do cheaper.
January 2002 | By T. A. Heppenheimer
January 2002 | By Eric Adams
Knowing where you are going in space.
November 2001 | By Joe Henderson
The fight is on for the chance to build the world's most advanced space telescope.
November 2001 | By Ben Iannotta
November 2001 | By David S.F. Portree
You know those things on the wingtips of airliners that stick straight up? The first in a new series is all about why you're seeing more of them.
September 2001 | By George Larson
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
With new techniques in genetic experimentation, can biologists make hardier space dwellers?
July 2001 | By Kenneth S. Kosik
July 2001 | By Stuart Nixon