Aerospace TechnologyInventions and engineering achievements, including rockets, jet engines and navigation systems
Can space-diver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier without breaking his neck?
July 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
July 2012 | By Todd Neff
Wanted: an airborne system than can launch 100-pound satellites for under $1 million.
June 04, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Passing the baton at Cape Canaveral.
May 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
A new book recounts (sort of) the difficult restoration of a deteriorating Saturn V.
May 01, 2012 | By Heather Goss
With the F-35, Lockheed Martin takes a turn trying to make one combat plane that can do everything.
February 2012 | By Richard Whittle
Europe has a brand new rocket.
February 13, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
For some reason the heli-camper never really caught on.
January 2012 | By James R. Chiles
Alan Shepard was brave enough to ride the Mercury-Redstone rocket. These guys were brave enough to light it.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Twenty-five years ago, Burt Rutan’s Voyager became the first aircraft to make an around-the-world flight without refueling.
January 2012 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
In this 50th anniversary year of human spaceflight, we ask you to remember your own space milestones, and record where you were, and how you felt.
November 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Airplanes that go missing are often untraceable. Why is effective tracking technology being ignored?
November 2011 | By Michael Behar
The world's first all-composite airplane may fly again.
November 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
An eyewitness recalls one of history's great rocket explosions.
October 26, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
In their efforts to "ignite a new era of lunar exploration," the Google Lunar X Prize wants competitors to reach out through social media so the rest of us can follow along.
October 25, 2011 | By Heather Goss
When a Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana on Thursday, it will be the first one to launch outside of Russia or Kazakhstan in the rocket's 44-year history, and the first step in assembling Europe's new GPS system.
October 19, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Stories about air traffic controllers that you probably didn’t see on the evening news.
September 2011 | By Michael Klesius