CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
To build a space elevator, you'll need a very light car and a very strong string.
March 2006 | By Michael Milstein
On an uncharted world, a little spacecraft saw a lot in a very short time.
November 2005 | By Tony Reichhardt
Hush, hush, sweet SST. Engineers are inventing a supersonic airplane that won't bust windows.
November 2005 | By T.A. Heppenheimer
Meet the engine that became embroiled in round one of Boeing v. Airbus, a fight fueled by the cost of oil.
September 2005 | By Bill Sweetman
Ronald Reagan was president, there was still a Soviet Union, and a 19-year-old pilot set out to change the world.
July 2005 | By Tom LeCompte
To watch a friend begin his expedition to the International Space Station, our correspondent travels to emptiest Kazakhstan.
July 2005 | By George C. Larson
In the department of flood recovery, Noah and his ark got nuthin' on the folks at this little airport-except that many of the aircraft they saved are ones, not twos, of a kind.
July 2005 | By Linda Shiner
How NASA recovered from the Columbia tragedy and tackled the job of getting the shuttle flying again.
May 2005 | By Linda Shiner
Take two parts aerobatic skill, add daring, throw in obstacles and speed: Air racing's got a brand-new bag.
May 2005 | By Larry Lowe
First, get a high-paying day job.
May 2005 | By Phil Scott
T-34 owners are the latest to prove the value of good old-fashioned American ingenuity.
January 2005 | By Peter Garrison
In combat trials, the RQ-4A unmanned reconnaissance aircraft showed intelligence analysts what it means to have eyes like a Hawk.
January 2005 | By John Croft
What does the Northrop P-61 have in common with Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne?
January 2005 | By Mark Gatlin
This California airport is hallowed ground for homebuilders and Hollywood stunt pilots alike.
November 2004 | By Marshall Lumsden
Some say that Beech and Raytheon's turboprop failed because it tried too much, too soon.
September 2004 | By Mark Huber
For those who've use portable electronic devices aboard airliners: Here's why they're dangerous.
September 2004 | By John Croft
Iridium's constellation of 66 comsats was a technological triumph but a business disaster-until an executive and a computer geek found salvation in the Pentagon.
September 2004 | By Craig Mellow
Fun: flying south for the winter. More fun: flying every day
July 2004 | By Debbie Gary
Ghost alarms, foul odors, and a tourist season? Life aboard the International Space Station.
July 2004 | By Thomas D. Jones
There's hardly a combat mission that the A-4 Skyhawk hasn't flown.
July 2004 | By Graham Chandler