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May 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
To buy a piece of space history, you need plenty of cash.
May 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A new book recounts (sort of) the difficult restoration of a deteriorating Saturn V.
May 01, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The legal status and ownership of resources harvested from space are unclear. How does such uncertainty affect our plans to exploit them?
May 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
It started with a search for images of his hometown in China. Hundreds of miles of film later, he can't stop looking.
May 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
May 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
On his record-setting flight in 1938, the billionaire had two navigators, only one of which was human.
April 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Two space shuttles parked nose-to-nose today; one leaving its museum home and the other ready to take its place.
April 19, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Barry Crawford is honored for his heroism as a combat air controller in Afghanistan.
April 13, 2012 | By Air & Space / Smithsonian magazine
Is space travel more like aviation or sea faring? It depends on your mission.
April 13, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
How will you celebrate human spaceflight on April 12?
April 11, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Cool new concept for a Europa lander! Wish we could afford it.
March 30, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A well-traveled toy enters the Smithsonian collection.
March 29, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A scientific dust-up, featuring raw data and bare knuckles. Who and what should we believe?
March 27, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Wernher von Braun was born one hundred years ago, but his blueprint for space exploration still has relevance today.
March 22, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Forgotten photos show the human face of NASA's early astronaut program.
March 20, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A lost Russian communications satellite has the potential to teach us about operations on the Moon.
March 19, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
A bizarre case of mistaken identity almost cost a World War II B-17 commander his life.
March 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Ask for a lot and perhaps get a little. But ask for too much and you may end up with nothing.
March 08, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
The U.S. Air Force announced last weekend that the competition to build the next bomber is already underway.
March 02, 2012 | By Heather Goss