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In the weeks leading up to the Blitz, Londoners were still learning how to respond to air-raid warnings.
September 06, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous.
August 26, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A story from when the famed comedian joined Bob Hope on his USO tours.
August 20, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
It's not as straightforward as you think.
August 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Sixty-six years ago this week, Sergeant Lawrence Lambert became the first person in the U.S. to be ejected from a high-speed aircraft.
August 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
New cosmonauts brush up on their wilderness skills in Kazakhstan.
August 09, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race.
August 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Riding on a Marine Corps C-130 in Iraq had its risks, not all of them expected.
August 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Does the history of two early pioneers of aviation offer an analogy for spaceflight?
July 31, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Almost 100 aircraft were lost in the river during World War II alone, and it's not certain how many are still to be recovered.
July 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Astronauts and satellites get to watch the Games from Olympian heights.
July 24, 2012 | By Heather Goss
As the world's athletes put on their game face, the British Army prepares for aerial attack.
July 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.
July 2012 | By Sally Ride
The development of SpaceX's Falcon 1 is a story of promise -- and partial fulfillment.
July 22, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The next three residents of the International Space Station are due to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 10:40 pm U.S. Eastern time on Saturday.
July 13, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Space Exploration Initiative and the Vision for Space Exploration -- two proposals, two failures. Why?
July 02, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
During World War II, a raven helped alert the city to approaching bombers.
July 02, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
July 02, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Within months of its first flight, August Bellanca's Skyrocket II set five world speed records.
July 2012 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA