Aerospace TechnologyInventions and engineering achievements, including rockets, jet engines and navigation systems
It only took 40 years, but engines originally designed for the Soviet N-1 moon rocket finally left Earth yesterday.
April 22, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
And the Trophy Goes To...
April 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
Before he designed the world’s most feared drone, Abraham Karem was just trying to get a robot to stay in the air.
April 2013 | By Richard Whittle
Landsat shows us the home planet, warts and all.
April 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Why Europe wants its own satellite navigation program.
April 2013 | By Craig Mellow
An eyewitness speaks publicly for the first time about history’s worst launch accident.
February 2013 | By Anatoly Zak
Timing is everything.
January 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
The newest eyes in the sky are drawing the attention of power companies, conservation groups, and the ACLU.
January 2013 | By James R. Chiles
A team of NASA alums is building a spacecraft to protect Earth - and you can help.
January 2013 | By Bruce Lieberman
University of Maryland students close in on the human-powered helicopter prize.
January 2013 | By Paul Glenshaw
Will UAVs become as indispensable for journalists as notepads and digital recorders?
November 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Driving a drone is (apparently) nothing like playing World of Warcraft.
November 15, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Robot insects are about to go commercial.
November 07, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
If your star tracker breaks on the way to the moon, just hit Command P.
November 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket keeps on chugging, despite an engine loss.
October 08, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Almost 100 aircraft were lost in the river during World War II alone, and it's not certain how many are still to be recovered.
July 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
As the world's athletes put on their game face, the British Army prepares for aerial attack.
July 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
When the AirBurr flying robot crashes into an obstacle, it rights itself and keeps going.
July 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Can space-diver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier without breaking his neck?
July 2012 | By Mark Betancourt