CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
Tracking launches from Cape Canaveral required old boats and iron guts.
January 2002 | By Dan Kovalchik
What 9/11 looked like from one airliner’s cockpit.
January 2002 | By Anonymous
An ingenious new use for an old Cessna.
January 2002 | By Richard Sassaman
The Diamond is the only one of its kind ever built.
November 2001 | By Becki Bell
November 2001 | By Tom Pinardo, as told to Vincent Czaplyski
Can the superplane make a comeback?
September 2001 | By Joseph Harriss
A Russian-born journalist penetrates mission control for Mir's final moments.
July 2001 | By Anatoly Zak
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
July 2001 | By Russell Gregory
The origins of the missing man formation.
May 2001 | By Daniel Ford
March 2001 | By Bruce Bohannon
A helicopter pilot recalls his peacekeeping tour of duty over one of the world's most strife-torn regions.
January 2001 | By Jonathan Knaul
In praise of the well-worn airplane.
January 2001 | By John Fleischman
January 2001 | By William K. Kershner
January 2001 | By John Sotham
May 2000 | By Patricia Trenner
...is paved with good inventions.
March 2000 | By David S. F. Portree
One man’s mid-century portrait of the United States—from 1,500 feet.
January 2000 | By John Fleischman
The U.S. Marine Corps' sword gets a brand-new edge.
November 1998 | By George C. Larson