Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000Phosphorus: You Can’t Have Life Without It, at Least on Earth searching for “carbon-based” life, we need to pay attention to other elements too.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000Flying COW Helps Puerto Rico Get Its Phone Service Back drone-based “cell tower” provides stopgap connectivity to the storm-ravaged island.Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:51:56 +0000The Man Who Fell Back to Earth Scott Kelly talks about zero-g sleeping and other oddities of spending a year in space.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:00:35 +0000Dream Chaser Sticks the Landing Nevada’s mini-space shuttle stays on track for a 2020 launch.Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:13:14 +0000The Critical Importance of Biosignatures identify life on other worlds, scientists will have to know what to look for, and what to ignore. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:04:50 +0000“Zombie Star” Has Astronomers Stumped supernova that came back from the dead.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000Raptors: Portraits of Birds of Prey from cute baby chicks to majestic birds of prey, as seen through photographer Traer Scott’s lens.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:15:59 +0000Should Localities Decide on Drone Policy? Not Everyone Thinks So new Federal pilot program will give local jurisdictions more say on drone flights, but the rationale is unclear.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:10:13 +0000Laika Declassified truth about the first dog in space came out a little at a time, over decades. And we still may not know the full story.Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:48:16 +0000The First Hydrogen Bomb years ago, a test of a fearsome new weapon. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:00:30 +0000The Frankness of Bridenstine’s proposed new chief gets grilled about the home planet.Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:03:47 +0000Beware of Black Cats Before Flying on the wing with an umbrella and other pilot superstitionsTue, 31 Oct 2017 18:40:00 +0000Access Mars Introduces Space Exploration for Everyone can’t all go to Mars, but Mars can come to us.Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000World War II’s Most Famous Ghost Plane time for Halloween, a look back at “Lady Be Good.” Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:49:02 +0000Back to Darwin’s Warm Little Pond an old hypothesis about the origin of life on Earth.Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:00:16 +0000Mr. Moonwalk Kuehnegger has been researching lunar locomotion for more than half a century.Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:54:43 +0000The Army Has a New Eye in the Sky Eye will demonstrate the usefulness of small imaging satellites for battlefield commanders.Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:00:37 +0000A New Classification System for Water-Based Life how different can life on other planets really be?Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000It Finally Happened: A Passenger Airplane Hit a Drone, there was little damage.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0000WWI Pilot’s Portrait Gets a Special Viewing Guillaume de Ramel, a heritage flight last week in Virginia had particular meaning.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:15:06 +0000Why We Go to the Moon starts with a mission statement.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Gravitational Wave Astronomy Just Became a Team Sport followed a ripple in space-time to its sourceMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Thinking Smaller, the Air Force Learns a Thing or Two evaluating “light attack” aircraft, the military likes what it sees.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:26:41 +0000Did the Moon Once Have a Substantial Atmosphere? it wasn’t always as dry and dead as it is today.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Look Around Chuck Yeager’s Cockpit 360-degree view inside the airplane that broke the sound barrier.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Meet Coyote, the Latest (and Smallest) Hurricane Hunter sends disposable drones deep into storms, where it's too dangerous for airplanes.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:11:28 +0000300 Asteroids in 3 Years’s the ambitious goal of a proposed Finnish nanosat mission.Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Planet 9 Might Be an Immigrant question is: From where?Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:35:28 +0000Cosmonauts Shoot First 360 Video of a Spacewalk watching, but there’s better stuff to come.Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:01:19 +0000Picturing Pan Am gallery of images, in honor of the iconic (and defunct) airline’s 90th birthday. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:00:06 +000060 Years Since Sputnik satellite that started it all.Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:00:17 +0000Low Flying and High Adventure in the True Crime Movie <em>American Made</em> Tom Cruise uses his pilot’s license while on the job.Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:32:14 +0000Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone.Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:05:14 +0000Most Super-Earths Are Likely Not Habitable’s the disappointing conclusion from a recent meeting about planetary habitability.Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:00:00 +0000Indiana Jones’ Biplane and <i>The Martian</i>’s Spacesuit Go Up For Auction and miniatures from <i>The Last Crusade, Battle of Britain</i>, and other films are among the movie props up for bid.Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:30:26 +0000Dropsondes Go Where Even Hurricane Hunters Fear to Fly flying machine could withstand 230-mph winds?Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:24 +0000