CenturiesAviation innovations, milestones and developments from the 18th through the 21st century
A remote-piloted warrior starts flying for science.
May 2011 | By Kara Platoni
Jeb Corliss says if the birds can do it, so can he.
November 2010 | By Carl Hoffman
November 2010 | By Tom D. Crouch
November 2010 | By Vickey Kalambakal
November 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
The defense research agency DARPA recently selected six companies to participate in a year-long program to transform a Humvee-like vehicle into an aircraft. Lockheed Martin and AAI Corporation are asked to supply something that can “avoid traditional and asymmetrical threats while avoiding road ...
October 25, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
September 2010 | By Tom D. Crouch
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