CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
What goes up, must come down. In the Delta Clipper's case, really hard.
August 2010 | By Preston Lerner
August 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
Saturn's mysterious moon may have airplanes in its future.
July 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
July 2010 | By J.R. Dailey
How 30 years changed the world's most complex flying machine.
July 2010 | By Michael Klesius
Why families still travel in Wacos.
June 2010 | By John Fleischman
For the Memorial Day weekend, an assortment of news from the world of air and space:► The field of hypersonic flight has a new record: The Air Force's X-51A Waverider reached Mach 5 in a 200-second scramjet engine burn over the Pacific on Wednesday. Video below:► What looked at first like a sma...
May 28, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
The Air Force's X-51A Waverider is being readied for its first hypersonic test flight on Tuesday, May 25. If all goes well, the scramjet-powered vehicle will fly for five minutes and hit Mach 6 before coming down into the ocean off the California coast. Project engineers hope to collect lots of dat...
May 21, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
A team of photographers captures Discovery's long journey to the launch pad.
May 17, 2010 | By The Editors
May 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
The space shuttle's exhaust trail makes for a lovely sight on an April morning.
May 11, 2010 | By Michael Klesius
NASA’s new launch abort system just passed a major test. But what booster and capsule will use it?
May 06, 2010 | By Michael Klesius
What springs to mind when thinking of the Humvee? Its sleek, aerodynamic lines? Well, no. But that didn't stop DARPA from announcing (in a 58-page proposal) its plans for combining an SUV-type ground vehicle with Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities. In other words, a flying Humvee.DAR...
May 04, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
Is there an airshow fan alive who doesn't know the legend riding beneath that hat?
May 2010 | By Debbie Gary
What's hot on this summer's airshow circuit.
May 2010 | By The Editors
The field of hypersonic flight research is about to get a boost—actually, two boosts. DARPA's Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle, or HTV-2, is due to launch Thursday on a Minotaur rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California (after two days of weather delays).The unpowered glider will be r...
April 20, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Solar Impulse, the prototype of an airplane meant to fly around the world powered only by sunlight in 2012, made its maiden flight from Payerne, Switzerland yesterday. According to flight test leader (and former astronaut) Claude Nicollier, “We reached all objectives, especially the safe landing, w...
April 08, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Avatar’s creator hopes to direct the first movies shot on Mars.
March 23, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
For NASA's flying corps, it looks like 1975 all over again.
February 05, 2010 | By Matthew Hersch
Air crews recall their service as roadies for Bob Hope's USO show.
January 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel