Air RecreationLeisure activities and hobbies related to aviation such as air racing, stunt flying, skydiving and air shows
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
Floating off to sleep, Earthgazing, making sure the capsule doesn't depressurize: all standard on a space vacation.
October 22, 2010 | By Gregory Olsen
On Tuesday, the energy drink giant Red Bull said it was postponing its Stratos effort, in which Felix Baumgartener will try to break Joe Kittinger's 1960 free-fall record, until a lawsuit is settled. Courthouse News Service reported in April that Daniel Hogan was suing Red Bull for stealing his Spa...
October 14, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceship, the VSS Enterprise, made its first piloted free flight and landing yesterday in Mojave, California. Pete Siebold was at the controls.
October 11, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Where do old astronauts go? Some of them simply can't shake that need for speed, so they strap on exotic aircraft and sign up for the Reno National Championship Air Races. Of the three astronauts who have taken up air racing -- Hoot Gibson, Bill Anders, and Curt Brown -- Brown, a two-time Reno cham...
September 16, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
The aerospace giant teams up with the world’s only space tourism agency to ferry passengers to orbit.
September 16, 2010 | By Paul Hoversten
Former space shuttle commander Frank Culbertson stepped up to the podium inside a hearing room in the Rayburn House office building yesterday morning, and talked about inspiration. He turned to his left and thanked moon walker Buzz Aldrin for a kind gesture last year during a visit to the Johnson S...
September 15, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
September 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
It's not new material, but if you haven't seen this, you owe it to yourself to take a couple minutes to watch. Austrian skydiver Paul Steiner did some ambitious wing walking earlier this year in this Red Bull video, with a pair of Blanix gliders flown by Ewald Roithner and Kurt Tippi high above the...
August 30, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
However the Copenhagen Suborbitals project turns out, you have to give these people points for nerve. The eventual plan is to launch a human to an altitude of 100 kilometers inside a capsule barely large enough to fit one person, standing up. For the moment, the Danish team would be happy just to l...
August 24, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Scenes from aviation's annual pilgrimage.
August 16, 2010 | By Caroline Sheen
One of the world's most inventive pilots makes everything old look new again.
August 2010 | By Debbie Gary
If you have 700 hours to spare and can shim a rotor assembly to within .001 of an inch, here's a hobby for you.
August 2010 | By James R. Chiles