Think of it as a crash course in aeronautical trivia.
May 2011 | By The Editors
When an astronaut's gotta go...
May 2011 | By Jeremy Davis
One of the guiding geniuses behind the Apollo program is the winner of this year's National Air and Space Museum Trophy for lifetime achievement.
May 2011 | By Michael Klesius
On May 5, 2011, Bonhams auction house will hold its annual space history sale. (The date commemorates the 50th anniversary of Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard's suborbital flight in Freedom 7.) Some 250 items are up for grabs, a few coming from the Forbes Collection, others from the personal collect...
April 28, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Each year, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) organize an art contest meant to encourage young people to become familiar with (and participate in) aeronautics, engineering, and science."The quality of the art we see is unbeliev...
April 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Change comes to the place where spaceflight was born.
March 2011 | By Michael Cassutt
A fleet of winged spacecraft, the likes of which we'll never see again.
March 01, 2011 | By Michael Klesius
Had you heard about it? It's a NASA mission, the largest airborne survey ever carried out to measure Earth's polar ice. Scientists plan to build a three-dimensional model of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice in an effort to bridge the gap in polar observations by one NASA sa...
January 11, 2011 | By Mike Klesius
How engineers altered a jumbo jet to carry the world's biggest airborne telescope.
January 2011 | By Trudy E. Bell
The faces of the Space Shuttle Era.
January 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
This line from a recent NASA Inspector General report jumped out at me:
In addition to managing Shuttle funding challenges, the transition and retirement activities associated with the end of the Shuttle Program present one of the largest such efforts ever undertaken by NASA. The Shuttle Program is...
November 29, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Stories from the shuttle astronauts, in their own words.
November 18, 2010 | By The Editors
How Florida’s Space Coast is bracing for the end of the space shuttle program.
November 2010 | By Tom Harpole
Adventures of a first-time shuttle photographer.
October 13, 2010 | By Ed Darack
September 2010 | By Paul Hoversten
Microgravity's mysterious side effect: Stuff disappears
September 2010 | By Tom Jones
Mysteries solved, secrets revealed, and questions finally answered.
September 2010 | By The Editors
What changes the speed of spacecraft flying by Earth?
September 2010 | By Sam Kean
The veteran astronaut is the only person to fly on all five space shuttle orbiters.
August 2010 | By Diane Tedeschi
On May 14, 2010, when the Space Shuttle Atlantis left for the International Space Station (ISS) on its 32nd and final flight, it carried some typical items on board: the Russian mini-research module (which provided a new docking port and storage space for the ISS), and a cargo carrier filled with s...
July 27, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel