Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:54 +0000Netflix Documentary Profiles the Women Who Could Have Been Mercury Astronautshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/netflix-documentary-emmercury-13em-profiles-women-who-could-werent-allowed-180968856/Thirteen women were excellent candidates for spaceflight, but the times were not right.Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:54 +0000Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administratorhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/jim-bridenstine-confirmed-nasa-administrator-180968847/Now, we untangle how to return to the Moon.Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:08:15 +0000Forgotten Aircraft of the RAFhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lesser-known-types-raf-180967519/Remember the Westland Wapiti? How about the Avro Rota?Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:14:04 +0000Can We Be Sure We’re the First Industrial Civilization on Earth?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/can-we-be-sure-were-first-industrial-civilization-earth-180968826/Finding traces of ancient technology would be no easy task.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:20:40 +0000Meet TESS, the Next Generation Exoplanet Hunterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/next-generation-exoplanet-hunter-launches-monday-180968801/Kepler was the planet counter. TESS will help us tell their stories.Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:54:59 +0000You Don’t Want to Be on Proxima b During a Stellar Eruptionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/you-dont-want-be-proxima-b-180968795/The closest exoplanet to Earth is lifeless, due to superflares.Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000Virtual Yurihttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/virtual-yuri-180968787/The first cosmonaut has his own AR avatar(s). Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:20:38 +0000Unhappy Campershttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/unhappy-campers-180968719/My first long-range solo flight brought some surprises.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:56:40 +0000The Man in the Homburg Hathttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/man-homburg-hat-180968718/Delivering a RP-63A in 1944.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:23:14 +0000SpaceShipTwo Fires Its Rocket to Resume Powered Test Flightshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spaceshiptwo-fires-its-rocket-resume-powered-test-flights-180968715/Another step closer to suborbital space tourism. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:45:37 +0000Operation Provide Felinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/operation-provide-feline-180968508/Transporting the squadron cat.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:38:52 +0000Air Traffic Controllers Are a Specific Breedhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/air-traffic-controllers-are-specific-breed-180968706/They get edgy when something is out of place.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:35:36 +0000Breakfast of Championshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/breakfast-champions-180968707/When your spacecraft doubles as emergency rations.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:35:26 +0000Silence, Please: Lockheed Aims to Build a Quieter Supersonic Airplanehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/supersonic-relative-silence-180968689/NASA wants to solve the thorniest problem with supersonic flight.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:19:13 +0000How to Keep Earth Safe From Martian Rockshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-keep-earth-safe-martian-samples-180968683/It’s a question we’ll have to face before we start returning samples.Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:22:49 +0000The Bedroom at the End of the Universehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bedroom-end-universe-1-180968677/Fifty years after the release of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey,</i> the recreated set from the film’s climax comes to the National Air and Space Museum.Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:55:31 +0000Don’t Miss the Airshow!https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/air-space-airshow-planner-2017-180962685/The Air & Space 2018 Guide to the Summer’s Most Spectacular Performances.Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:15:34 +0000The RAF at 100https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/raf-100-180968644/To mark this year’s centennial, a collection of stories from our archive.Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0000SpaceX Cargo Ship Will Carry First Test of Space Debris Cleanuphttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-test-space-debris-cleanup-about-get-under-way-180968631/Which is better for snagging dead satellites, a harpoon or a net? We’ll soon find out. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:25:53 +0000The Kid in the Corsair Cockpithttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/kid-corsair-cockpit-180968634/Jack Dailey looks back on his flying career.Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:38:36 +0000China's Space Station Will Crash to Earth Within Dayshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinas-space-station-will-crash-180968598/Everyone's watching to see where Tiangong-1 will re-enter the atmosphere.Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:15:10 +0000For Spacesuit Designers, 3-D Beats 2-Dhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacesuit-designers-3d-beats-2d-180968574/Motion capture software may help engineers improve outerwear for astronauts.Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:23:00 +0000Next-Generation Life Detectors Are On the Wayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/next-generation-life-detectors-are-way-180968573/Scientists are coming up with non-destructive, non-contact, and highly efficient ways to look for biology on other worlds.Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +00002017 Photo Contest Finalistshttps://www.airspacemag.com/articles/fifth-annual-photo-contest-finalists-180968491/Our readers took aerospace photography to new heights.Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:35:50 +0000A Tour of Earth’s Spaceportshttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/new-golden-age-180968362/Will the wagers of a few entrepreneurs yield a golden age in space exploration?Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The First Space Acehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/first-space-ace-180968349/F-15 vs. SatelliteThu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Black Christmas Disasterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/black-christmas-china-air-disaster-180968348/Zero visibility and four aircraft inbound: It quickly became the worst single day in early commercial aviation.Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Road Trip: On the Trail of a Tornadohttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/as-next-may-tornado-vortex-next-quiz-180968361/Purdue students are among those trying to determine why tornadoes in the southeast are so deadly.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:06:19 +0000Rohaise Firth-Butterfield, USAF Reserve Officer Candidatehttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/as-next-may-interview-180968360/This young pilot is chasing her dream to fly the C-5 galaxy.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Betting on the Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/oldies-oddities-180968359/The odds of Neil Armstrong putting a boot on the moon were not good. One man put money on it anyway.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Three Days in a (Really) Stinking Airplanehttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/85-hours-in-1931-airplane-180968358/The diesel engine that commanded an endurance record for more than 50 years.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000NASA’s On-Again, Off-Again Satellitehttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/24_am2018-soundings-180968357/Amateur astronomers never know what signals they might pick up.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Adventures on the Martian Trailhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-rover-highlight-reel-180968356/Highlights from a rover’s 14-year trek.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Why Was the Discovery of the Jet Stream Mostly Ignored?https://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/as-next-may-unbelievablebuttrue-180968355/Maybe because it was published in Esperanto.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000My Week With Willie the Whalehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/above-beyond-2-180968354/ Armed with a copy of the 1954 pilot handbook, I climbed into the F3D Skynight’s cockpit.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000The Lies of Elmo Pickerillhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/itm-elmo-pickerill-180968353/Fake dates, fake radio messages: What else did this early aviator make up?Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000It May Take 20 Years, But Your Air Taxi Is On the Wayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/33_am2018-interview-180968352/ Vikas Prakash wants to move cab riders off the ground and into the air. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Small Rockets Aim for a Big Markethttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/milestone-180968351/Rocket Lab debuts its Electron launcher from New Zealand.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Fifth Annual Photo Contest Winnershttps://www.airspacemag.com/photocontest/photo-contest-winners-1-180968350/The best shots from this year’s competition.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Where the Wild West Meets the Cosmoshttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/wild-west-meets-the-cosmos-180968347/On the far side of Edwards Air Force Base, a quirky museum of flight.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Penguin Spotting, and Other Cool Satellite Trickshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/studying-wombats-from-space-180968346/You’d be surprised what you can see from 300 miles up.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000Life May Have Begun in Ocean Sediments, According to New Theoryhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-may-have-begun-ocean-sediments-according-new-theory-180968465/Trying to pinpoint the origin of life on Earth.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:00:00 +0000A New Exhibition of Rarely Seen Astronomical Lithographshttps://www.airspacemag.com/articles/astronomical-lithographs-180968422/E.L. Trouvelot's 150-year-old images are going on display in California this AprilThu, 08 Mar 2018 17:00:43 +0000Neanderthal Cave Art Suggests They Were Smarter Than We Thoughthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/neanderthal-cave-art-suggests-they-were-smarter-we-thought-180968412/Does that mean a second human lineage could have developed technology? Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:30:43 +0000It Takes a (Moon) Villagehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/it-takes-moon-village-180968368/Let the lunar lobbying begin.Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:00:48 +0000Flying in Winter Weather? Don’t Let Your De-Icing Spray Expirehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/flying-winter-weather-dont-let-your-de-icing-spray-expire-180968323/A new system aims to end costly delays on the runway during ice storms.Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:30:02 +0000The Crash That Doomed Henry Ford’s Flying Carhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/crash-doomed-henry-fords-flying-car-180968316/The death of pilot Harry Brooks 90 years ago ended dreams of an “air Flivver.”Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:00:00 +0000Vahana on Videohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/vahana-video-180968279/Your air taxi is on the way, but arrival may be delayed.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:30:12 +0000A Temporary Habitat in the Driest Place on Earthhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/temporary-habitat-driest-place-earth-180968258/Martian microbes may rely on the same survival strategies as desert dwellers on our own planet.Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0000Bruce McCandless and His Flying Machinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bruce-mccandless-and-his-flying-machine-180968241/The astronaut who pioneered the MMU jetpack recounts the history of one of NASA’s greatest inventions.Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:44:16 +0000Sorry, That Cute Robot From the <i>Star Wars</i> Movies Is Totally Impracticalhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/sorry-cute-robot-istar-warsi-movies-totally-impractical-180968229/Rolling isn’t the best way to move around a sandy planet. Flying is okay, though.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0000