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
The Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI abandoned the case 47 years ago, but two amateur detectives are still searching for the cause of the crash of Pan Am 944.
September 2004 | By Gregg Herken with Ken Fortenberry
As utilitarian as a bucket and just as plain, Lockheed's C-130 has flown almost everything to almost everywhere.
September 2004 | By Carl Posey
The place to go for the world's best warbird-watching? Warbirds over Wanaka, New Zealand.
September 2004 | By Derek Grzelewski
We want speed! We want vertical lift! The Bell XV-3 Tilt-rotor was the first to satisfy all aeronautical tastes.
July 2004 | By Jay Miller
U.S. soldiers in Vietnam heard rumors of ghosts; the Viet Cong chalked it up to bad luck.
May 2004 | By Roger Warner
The Soviets lost the moon race but won a dram of glory with the first robotic craft to roam another world.
March 2004 | By Andrew Chaikin
A museum curator goes along for one last transatlantic voyage.
March 2004 | By Robert van der Linden
The Royal Air Force Vulcan, immense cold war bomber and aerodynamic marvel, has been sentenced to permanent museum exhibition.
January 2004 | By Craig Mellow
With a Caribou, Mohawk, Bird Dog, Hueys, and Cobras, Army aviators are teaching the loudest history lesson you ever heard.
November 2003 | By Shelby G. Spires
How Airbus got to be number one.
November 2003 | By Bill Sweetman
The EWO and the MIRV: Cold war talk for an RC-135 crew's lucky day.
November 2003 | By Robert L. Brown
It's the one area of space science in which you get to eat the experiment.
September 2003 | By Robert Zimmerman
Why the cold war forced the British government to choose between keeping a friend and arming an enemy.
September 2003 | By Jeffrey A. Engel
How the fighting in Southeast Asia transformed a curious young man into a fiercely dedicated pilot.
September 2003 | By Roger Warner
Fifty years ago, North Korea's secret allies plotted to heist from the United States a North American F-86.
July 2003 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
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
Target: Soviet weapons plant. Mission: Low-altitude bombing. Payload: Nuclear. Problem: Getting back.
May 2003 | By Marshall Michel
In the evolution of the airplane, Darwinian principles have applied unevenly.
May 2003 | By Bill Sweetman
The weapon system that could have made the enemy die laughing
May 2003 | By Graham Chandler
How the Soviet Buran space shuttle helped the United States win the cold war.
January 2003 | By Tom Harpole