Cold War EraA period of time from 1947 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 that includes the space race and Korean and Vietnam Wars
Watch a 57-year-old warbird go from Winona rags to Blue Angel royalty.
November 17, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
In the 1950s Harvey Allen solved the problem of atmospheric entry. But first he had to convince his colleagues.
November 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
For that satellite dish on your roof and the phone calls you make to Japan, you can thank Harold Rosen.
September 2009 | By Guy Gugliotta
It took 400,000 people, working under extreme pressure, to reach the moon in 1969. Like any army, they suffered casualties.
June 18, 2009 | By The Editors
Depends on the category—and on who was watching.
May 29, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
Three distinct personalities, one goal: reach the moon.
May 21, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The myth of the spiritual spaceman.
May 21, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
What it was like, in the astronauts’ own words. Excerpts from a new book by Andrew Chaikin.
May 20, 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin with Victoria Kohl
Dan Cherry and Hong My met in the skies over North Vietnam in 1972, then again 36 years later.
May 2009 | By Dan Cherry
The Grumman A-6 was ugly, but it sure could cook.
May 2009 | By Rafael Lima
May 2009 | By George C. Larson, member, NAA
In 1959, a group of military pilots became Astronaut Heroes overnight, and created an American icon that survives to this day.
April 07, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
A California hot-rodder took on the feuding Arfons brothers in the 1960s.
March 2009 | By Preston Lerner
The only thing that kept Canada from beating the U.S. to a jet airliner was Canada.
March 2009 | By Graham Chandler
How the Republic F-105 got good at a mission it was not designed to fly.
March 2009 | By Carl Posey
There's more than one way to dump extra fuel before landing.
March 2009 | By Lieutenant Colonel Alfred (Joe) D’Amario, U.S. Air Force (ret.)
A top Soviet-era test pilot talks about his favorite MiGs and his friend Yuri Gagarin.
January 22, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
How the Ranger probes’ moon crashes helped pave the way for Apollo.
January 21, 2009 | By Paul Hoversten
January 2009 | By James A. Jimenez
How a fighter-bomber-recon-attack superstar ended up as fodder for
January 2009 | By Ralph Wetterhahn