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How an ore-mining town in Sweden sees a new identity over the horizon.
August 2011 | By Andrew Curry
A grad student in Italy salvages Germany's rarest World War I airplane engines.
August 2011 | By Andrew Lawler
Filming for Cinerama with a fearless flyer.
August 2011 | By James Morrison
Take a fantasy flight in a real, live Liberator.
July 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
A remote-controlled airplane, a camera, and a pair of goggles can put you in the (virtual) pilot's seat for as little as $500.
July 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
Flying. The other universal language.
July 2011 | By James Wynbrandt
Challenging the Helldiver’s bad reputation.
July 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Who can forget billionaire ex-spaceman Jeff Tracy and his five sons (Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon, and John), each named after a Mercury astronaut? Remember how they—through their organization (International Rescue)—um...rescued people...internationally? Ok, so they were puppets. Deal with it, peop...
May 05, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Late in 2014, a radically different type of rocket propulsion is set to show up on the International Space station for a period of experimentation.The technology is called the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR). It's a rocket engine that uses electricity to ionize a gas such as...
May 02, 2011 | By Mike Klesius
A community of alternative rocketeers who may one day dominate the space biz.
May 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
25 years later, it's a complicated relationship.
May 2011 | By The Editors
From engine fumes to exhilaration, here’s what to expect.
May 2011 | By Phil Scott
The year we were born.
May 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
On March 23, 1944, a British Lancaster bomber over Germany's Ruhr River took heavy flak and exploded. As his oxygen mask and goggles began to melt, and his flight suit burned, tail gunner Nick Alkemade heard the pilot ordering the crew to bail out.The aircraft was at 18,000 feet, and while Alkemade...
April 26, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Each year, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) organize an art contest meant to encourage young people to become familiar with (and participate in) aeronautics, engineering, and science."The quality of the art we see is unbeliev...
April 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
When we last left the Garvey Space Craft/Cal State Long Beach rocketeers at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry test site in Mojave, California, they had static-tested their P-18 engine, designed to launch nanosatellites to low Earth orbit, for the 150 seconds required to launch an orbital first stage....
March 21, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
"Here is a group of feminine flyers who don't just fool around with flying," reported the Los Angeles Times in January 1934. "They hardly ever powder their noses. They don't even carry mirrors. They'd rather poke their not unhandsome little noses into a balky carburetor than riffle up a pack of bri...
March 11, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
The latest in sightseeing tours, brought to you by Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin.
March 2011 | By Marshall Lumsden
The Navy's first pilot and 10 more milestones.
March 2011 | By The Editors
A race across the Pacific.
March 2011 | By Richard A. Durose