Air RecreationLeisure activities and hobbies related to aviation such as air racing, stunt flying, skydiving and air shows
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
We probably shouldn't call them space tourists, even in a headline. The seven people who have visited the International Space Station as paying customers of the Virginia-based booking agency Space Adventures all worked very hard—before, during, and after their flights. None of them spent their time...
January 12, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Awesome. I love the little blast of air they get at around the 48-second mark.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxM_CknSZw
December 14, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is now two-for-two: It launched the company's Dragon space capsule into orbit this morning.Here's video of the launch: And here's video from inside Dragon, the world's first privately developed recoverable space capsule:
December 08, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Today's New York Times dining section features the Perfect Roast Timer, by Kikkerland in SoHo. Florence Fabricant writes "Just when I thought the chicken should be ready...the legs of the timer whipped straight up from horizontal to vertical."In case there is any doubt that the Perfect Roast Timer...
November 17, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
Space traveler and entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari will discuss her book and answer questions online from November 15 to 19.
November 10, 2010 | By The Editors
Jeb Corliss says if the birds can do it, so can he.
November 2010 | By Carl Hoffman
The nation's first mass-produced lightplane started as a homely, humble homebuilt.
November 2010 | By Giles Lambertson
November 2010 | By Vickey Kalambakal