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Grant Morton wasn't the first to parachute from an airplane, or even the second.
March 01, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Neil Tyson wants to double NASA's budget. Would that solve the problem with America's space program?
March 01, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
In February 1912, Capt. Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from an airplane.
February 29, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
With the F-35, Lockheed Martin takes a turn trying to make one combat plane that can do everything.
February 2012 | By Richard Whittle
Their assignment, 45 years ago: Drop mines over Vietnam, something no jet had ever done.
February 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A few months into testing, the new cargo helo seems to be performing well.
February 15, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Piloting an Apache helicopter almost always meant both hands and feet doing four different things at once.
February 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Here's something you can only see in Earth orbit.
February 02, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A handy interactive map shows what lies ahead in space over the next decade.
February 01, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying out innovation the 21st century way: crowdsourcing.
January 25, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Prizes for specific accomplishments have been proposed as the solution to the problem of a moribund space program. Are they?
January 25, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
Art and artifacts from the Marine front lines, now on display in Washington.
January 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
China plans to send humans to the Moon. Why we should care.
January 14, 2012 | By Paul D. Spudis
He flew the first flight of the F-14A Tomcat in 1970, but made bigger headlines when he had to eject from the aircraft just nine days later.
January 11, 2012 | By George Larson
Phantoms v. MiGs over Florida in 1962.
January 09, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The B-2 needs four fill-ups to keep flying.
January 05, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
January 2012 | By J.R. Dailey
Alan Shepard was brave enough to ride the Mercury-Redstone rocket. These guys were brave enough to light it.
January 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
When Atlantic storms threaten, NOAA pilots answer the call.
January 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
Twelve things to watch for in space next year—if the world doesn’t end.
December 29, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt