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A 16th-century telescope, Lunar Orbiter mission documents, early views of deep space, and more go on auction this week.
December 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The first catapult launch of an unmanned combat aircraft -- and more milestones to come.
November 30, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Why does the solitary night fighter call out for a nickname?
November 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new interactive graphic highlights the space agency's plans.
November 28, 2012 | By Heather Goss
In 1948, Idaho decided the best way to move beavers was to airdrop them.
November 26, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Find yourself in a hostile environment? The Air Force knows what to do.
November 19, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Using the material and energy resources of space could be a major game-changer for spaceflight. So why haven't we ever done it?
November 17, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
An STS-135 photo album
November 16, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Driving a drone is (apparently) nothing like playing World of Warcraft.
November 15, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Seeing is believing.
November 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
A Navy aircrew got it on film.
November 2012 | By Paul F. Stiller
Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.
November 2012 | By Rafael Lima
De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito
November 2012 | By Graham Chandler
Oddball items at the National Air and Space Museum.
October 31, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
If the Mercury astronauts seemed obsessed with bathroom humor, maybe it was because of their doctors.
October 03, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull team set a date for the Big Leap.
September 25, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A Marine Corps pilot flies CASEVAC missions in Iraq.
September 2012 | By Rocky Checca
NASA's Chief Historian.
September 2012 | By Perry Turner
A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.
September 18, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Is "New Space" free enterprise?
September 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis