Aerospace Scientists and EngineersThe scientists and engineers behind the science, design and production of air and spacecraft
Richard Whitcomb changed the shape of wings to come.
July 2002 | By Peter Garrison
It took 28 seconds for USAir Flight 427 to plummet from the sky. It took the National Transportation Safety Board five years to figure out why.
July 2002 | By Bill Adair
The fight is on for the chance to build the world's most advanced space telescope.
November 2001 | By Ben Iannotta
Why General Electric put an airplane engine on a truck and drove it to the top of Pikes Peak.
May 2001 | By Donald Sherman
When the job demands ingenuity, NASA engineers whip gadgets worthy of James Bond.
May 2001 | By Eric Adams
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler
May 2001 | By Charles Spence
For every airplane, there's a region of the flight envelope into which it dare not fly.
March 2001 | By Peter Garrison
How airborne detectives collect evidence from a cloud of atomic debris.
July 2000 | By James Schultz
There are more stars in our celestial backyard than we once thought.
May 2000 | By Michael Milstein
Can tiny aircraft deliver the big picture?
May 2000 | By Peter Garrison
It's only a small pane in the International Space Station.
May 2000 | By Leonard David
How to build the first extraterrestrial airplane.
January 2000 | By Oliver Morton
Tales from the corridors of an agency so secret that officially it didn't exist.
January 2000 | By William E. Burrows
All the Mars Ascent Vehicle has to do is deliver 16 ounces of rocks in a container the size of a grapefruit to Martian orbit. If only it were as easy as it sounds.
November 1999 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the early years of the cold war, enter Kelly Johnson and an clean sheet of paper--long enough to accommodate an 80-foot wingspan.
January 1999 | By William E. Burrows
Sometimes the hardest design challenge isn't getting aircraft into the air but getting them back on the ground.
March 1998 | By John Sotham
The bigger they are, the better they fly. And they're made in Russia.
January 1996 | By Craig Mellow
What has four wheels and flies? The dream of a roadable airplane continues.
January 1996 | By John Grossman
Was this designer a genius or his own worst enemy?
November 1989 | By David Noland