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 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
My climb to the top in the F-104.
November 2002 | By George J. Marrett
The North American RA-5C Vigilante.
November 2002 | By Robert F. Dorr
November 2002 | By Donald V. Courtney
A former South Vietnamese Air Force commander shares his military experiences in a new book.
September 2002 | By Nguyen Cao Ky
Richard Whitcomb changed the shape of wings to come.
July 2002 | By Peter Garrison
How they put the "A" in the AC-47.
July 2002 | By Marshall Michel
Don’t wear this at home.
July 2002 | By Vincent Czaplyski
July 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
How a clever camera and its irascible inventor captured the lunar surface—but not the hearts of Apollo astronauts.
May 2002 | By Joseph Bourque
Fifty years ago, cold-war games halted all civilian air traffic—long before September 11 did the same.
March 2002 | By Roger A. Mola
The lunar Touchrock is one of the most popular objects in the National Air and Space Museum.
March 2002 | By Bob Craddock
At the USAF Fighter Weapons School in 1957, the instructors were mean, but the aircraft were meaner.
January 2002 | By Robert A. Hanson
The fight is on for the chance to build the world's most advanced space telescope.
November 2001 | By Ben Iannotta
November 2001 | By Diane Tedeschi
Business, babes, and barnstormers. For awhile, Reading, Pennsylvania, had it all.
September 2001 | By Roger Mola
The Apollo Lunar Module wasn't pretty. But it got the job done.
September 2001 | By D.C. Agle
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Think of Yankee Lima Four Two as a time machine: Jump in and you're back in Vietnam.
July 2001 | By Stephan Wilkinson