CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
It took 28 seconds for USAir Flight 427 to plummet from the sky. It took the National Transportation Safety Board five years to figure out why.
July 2002 | By Bill Adair
July 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
Why airshows have so many Russians on their rosters.
May 2002 | By Debbie Gary
The reality of spaceflight is tangible; a spacecraft or flight spare enables us to preserve the technology involved in a Mars landing so that future generations can understand how it was done. But how do you preserve a "sensation" so that future generations will appreciate its impact on society?
May 2002 | By Bob Craddock
May 2002 | By Major Arthur Tomassetti
They're like highly specialized surgeons: there are few of them and they're in great demand.
March 2002 | By Stephan Wilkinson
The F-111: In Australia, an airplane for all seasons.
March 2002 | By William Triplett
Birds do it, bees do it. Can two weird aircraft make aviation history doing it?
January 2002 | By Graham Chandler
Every pilot needs a place to work.
January 2002 | By Eric Long and Mark Avino
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