Experimental AircraftThe X-plane series and aircraft that have not been fully tested in flight
Depends on the category—and on who was watching.
May 29, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Produced in cooperation with the National Aeronautic Association
September 2008 | By George C. Larson
How six X-planes took aviation to 7,000 mph.
November 2007 | By Patricia Trenner
Life came at you fast when you flew the X-15.
November 2007 | By Peter Garrison
Download and build your own paper model.
November 01, 2007 | By airspacemag.com
A short guide to the fastest airplane ever.
November 2007 | By Linda Shiner
Not only was it the fastest. It may have been the best flight research program ever.
November 01, 2007 | By Linda Shiner
The X-Prize sponsor and space tourist talks about trips to orbit, past and future.
September 01, 2007 | By Bettina H. Chavanne
Charles Bronson starred. The Pentagon had a few minor corrections.
August 2007 | By airspacemag.com
A hub of creativity for early airplane builders: North Carolina? Ohio? Nope—Oregon. And these Oregonians had an independent streak.
May 2007 | By Ken Scott
The fighter of the future comes to the Hazy Center.
November 2006 | By airspacemag.com
A 20-year mystery solved.
November 01, 2006 | By Joe Pappalardo
It's all done with computers (and good old-fashioned hydraulics).
September 2006 | By Joe Pappalardo
Scramjet power? Simple: Keep a match lit in a 7,000-mph wind.
July 2005 | By Michael Milstein
That's the sound of the prop-driven XF-84H, and it brought grown men to their knees. It didn't fly all that great either.
July 2003 | By Stephan Wilkinson
The weapon system that could have made the enemy die laughing
May 2003 | By Graham Chandler
If Boeing's X-37 can maneuver politically as well as in space.
January 2003 | By Ben Iannotta
All the nail biting, second guessing, and sheer engineering brilliance in the battle to build the better Joint Strike Fighter.
January 2003 | By Evan Hadingham
May 2002 | By Major Arthur Tomassetti
Birds do it, bees do it. Can two weird aircraft make aviation history doing it?
January 2002 | By Graham Chandler