US Military Aviation
How psychologists conditioned soldiers and civilians to the sounds of combat during World War II.
June 07, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The legendary WWII fighter wasn't so fast getting out of the factory.
May 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Long before Swanson's TV dinner, there was the Maxson Sky Plate.
May 17, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Text messaging, from 1912 to 2012.
May 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
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
Barry Crawford is honored for his heroism as a combat air controller in Afghanistan.
April 13, 2012 | By Air & Space / Smithsonian magazine
A bizarre case of mistaken identity almost cost a World War II B-17 commander his life.
March 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
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
Grant Morton wasn't the first to parachute from an airplane, or even the second.
March 01, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
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
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying out innovation the 21st century way: crowdsourcing.
January 25, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Art and artifacts from the Marine front lines, now on display in Washington.
January 24, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
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