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
One of China's top test pilots recalls the H-Bomb that almost backfired.
January 2010 | By Bob Bergin
The pioneering cosmonaut who dreamed of interstellar flight.
December 18, 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
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