Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000A New Classification System for Water-Based Life https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-classification-system-water-based-life-180965341/But how different can life on other planets really be?Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000It Finally Happened: A Passenger Airplane Hit a Dronehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airliner-probably-hits-drone-180965320/Luckily, there was little damage.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0000WWI Pilot’s Portrait Gets a Special Viewinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/world-war-i-pilots-descendant-gets-see-his-portrait-century-later-180965312/For 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 Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/why-we-go-moon-180965294/It starts with a mission statement.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Gravitational Wave Astronomy Just Became a Team Sporthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/gravitational-wave-astronomy-just-became-team-sport-180965266/Observatories followed a ripple in space-time to its sourceMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Thinking Smaller, the Air Force Learns a Thing or Twohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/will-air-force-finally-get-back-light-attack-180965151/After 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?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/did-moon-once-have-substantial-atmosphere-180965250/Maybe it wasn’t always as dry and dead as it is today.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Look Around Chuck Yeager’s Cockpithttps://www.airspacemag.com/panoramas/chuck-yeagers-cockpit-180964968/A 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 Hunterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/noaa-sacrifices-drones-appease-poseidon-180965188/NOAA sends disposable drones deep into storms, where it's too dangerous for airplanes.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:11:28 +0000300 Asteroids in 3 Yearshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/300-asteroids-3-years-180965150/That’s the ambitious goal of a proposed Finnish nanosat mission.Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Planet 9 Might Be an Immigranthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/planet-9-might-be-immigrant-180965149/The question is: From where?Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:35:28 +0000Cosmonauts Shoot First 360 Video of a Spacewalkhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cosmonauts-shoot-first-360-video-spacewalk-180965133/Worth watching, but there’s better stuff to come.Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:01:19 +0000Picturing Pan Amhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/picturing-pan-am-180965078/A gallery of images, in honor of the iconic (and defunct) airline’s 90th birthday. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:00:06 +000060 Years Since Sputnikhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/60-years-sputnik-180965102/The 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>https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/american-made-controversial-flying-movie-soars-180965067/Wherein Tom Cruise uses his pilot’s license while on the job.Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:32:14 +0000Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYChttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/army-blackhawk-hits-drone-180965047/The first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone.Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:05:14 +0000Most Super-Earths Are Likely Not Habitablehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/most-super-earths-are-likely-not-habitable-180965030/That’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 Auctionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/indiana-jones-biplane-block-180965013/Aircraft 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 Flyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dropsondes-go-where-even-hurricane-hunters-fear-fly-180964982/What flying machine could withstand 230-mph winds?Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:24 +0000Preserving Historic Sites on the Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/michelle-hanlon-180964762/A space lawyer says the Apollo lunar landing sites are worthy of legal protection.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000Israel’s First Air Forcehttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/israel-first-air-force-180964757/A new book documents the rise of a formidable fighting force.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000“Go” for Restorationhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/go-restoration-180964788/Apollo’s mission control is getting revived.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Come Along to the Carrier Flight Deckhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/come-along-carrier-flight-deck-180964787/ The &ldquo;STEM in 30&rdquo; TV crew goes behind the scenes on the USS&nbsp;<em>Dwight D. Eisenhower.</em>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Celebration of U.S. WWII Pilots—in Chinahttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/once-more-over-the-hump-180964763/The last Douglas C-47 to fly “the Hump” is enshrined in a Chinese city park.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Brian Monroe, NASA Animatorhttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/oct-nov-as-next-180964761/The space agency needs filmmakers, too.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Birth of the Bizjethttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/in-the-museum-4-180964760/Bill Lear created a jet for the Jet Set.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000We Built the Saturn Vhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/we-built-saturn-v-180964759/Memories of a giant-in-progress.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Swimming Pool For Spacefarershttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/blue-abyss-180964758/The town of Bedfordshire, England wants to build the world’s biggest pool for space training. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The 30,000-Foot Glass Ceilinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/women-pilots-of-air-india-180964756/Gender equality has a tough climb in India, but climbing is what airline pilots do.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Flying the Mail in Remote Idahohttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/air-mail-pilots-in-remote-idaho-180964754/Neither tight canyons, nor wildlife on runways…The postman’s creed is slightly different for pilots delivering mail in the mountains.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First Drone Strike—in 1944https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/drone-strike-180964753/ The TDR-1 even had a TV camera mounted in its nose. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000As the Earth Meltshttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/ice-earth-melt-180964752/Scientists try to fathom what remains beneath the tip of the iceberg.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Vietnam, the CIA, and the World’s Fastest Aircrafthttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/operation-black-shield-180964751/As the SR-71 went public, these pilots flew its lookalike in secret.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000By Pitching in to Help Storm Victims, Drones Earn New Respecthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/after-two-hurricanes-drones-prove-useful-pinch-180964908/Could their role in recent hurricanes finally mean a regulatory turning point?Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:10:17 +0000A Pioneering NASA Administratorhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pioneering-nasa-administrator-180964885/The nominee to head NASA has an exciting vision for the agency.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:15:48 +0000 It’s Time to Loosen Planetary Protection Rules for Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/its-time-loosen-planetary-protection-rules-mars-180964845/Our cautiousness is stifling space exploration.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Fast Radio Bursts and SETI’s High Bar for Evidencehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fast-radio-bursts-and-setis-high-bar-evidence-180964826/Natural or artificial: How would we know if a radio signal is intelligent in origin?Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000Augmented Space: The Moon on Your Desk, and Buzz Aldrin Anywherehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/augmented-space-rockets-over-your-house-moon-your-desk-and-buzz-aldrin-everywhere-180964726/AR is about to go big.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:45:48 +0000Keeper of the Blackbirdshttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/don-campbell-180964338/Don Campbell was the go-to guy for fixing SR-71s.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:03 +0000Vote For Your Favorite Vintage Airplane in Sacramento This Weekendhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/national-aviation-heritage-international-sacramento-weekend-180964809/The National Aviation Heritage International comes to the California Capital Airshow.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:30:08 +0000An Afghan Aviator’s Hopehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/afghan-aviators-hope-180964801/Shaesta Waiz wants her round-the-world trip to inspire girls everywhere.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000How Do Hurricanes Form, and Who Would Fly Into One?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-do-hurricanes-form-and-who-would-fly-one-180964783/Scenes from a Category 5 storm.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:38:45 +0000Happy (Late) Birthday, Voyagerhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/happy-late-birthday-voyager-180964744/A message to humanity's farthest-flung artifact.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:45:15 +0000A Faster, Leaner Mars Sample Return Isn’t the Good Idea It Appears to Behttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/faster-leaner-mars-sample-return-isnt-good-idea-it-appears-be-180964707/In this case, savings don’t equal better science.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:00:07 +0000One Small Step for Lunar Commercehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/one-very-small-step-lunar-commerce-180964700/Onetime Google XPRIZE contender Astrobotic inks a deal with United Launch Alliance.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:30:00 +0000Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators Than Pilots?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-video-gamers-make-better-drone-pilots-180964653/Video gamers’ psychology might be better-suited to flying drones.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:00:51 +0000Cassini’s Last Moments, in Gory Detailhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cassinis-last-moments-gory-detail-180964648/For NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come quickly.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:30:54 +0000What Were the First 10 Items In the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/first-ten-180964539/Hint: It started with a purchase from Frederick Stringfellow in 1889.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:00:04 +0000Nightly Snow Storms on Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nightly-snow-storms-mars-180964606/It may not be important for Martian life, but it makes us wonder.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:50:34 +0000What Helicopter Climbs the Fastest?https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/what-helicopter-climbs-fastest-180964354/ This 1971 record still stands.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Space Camp May Be Habit Forminghttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/space-camp-may-be-habit-forming-180964353/ When camp is a career path. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The War on Noisy Aircrafthttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/war-noisy-aircraft-180964349/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Luftwaffe’s Long Armhttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/the-luftwaffes-long-arm-180964346/German U-boats terrorized Allied ships during World War II, with the help of aerial scouts.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Icarus Race: Into the Wild With a Fan on Your Backhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/icarus-race-180964345/Paramotor competitors cross 1,000 miles of mountains and desert, in search of freedom, adventure, and a trophy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The “Hit and Git” Fighterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/the-hit-and-git-fighter-180964344/ How the Grumman F4F Wildcat survived. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mars Fakershttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/mars-fakers-180964343/Can we learn anything by pretending?Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Super Helmethttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/super-helmet-180964342/F-35 pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Vietnam, These Helicopter Scouts Saw Combat Up Closehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/snakes-loaches-180964341/Cobras and Loaches, two vastly different aircraft, relied on each other to fight the enemy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Great Soviet Crescent In the Skyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/the-great-soviet-crescent-180964339/ A cold war mystery.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuithttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-wear-180964337/Choosing the right outfit is crucial when its job is to save your life.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Airliner to Vanishhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/first-lost-airliner-southern-cloud-180964336/In 1930s aviation, airline passengers took the same risks as record-setting adventurers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Remembering the Iconic Airport Dinerhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/reflections-in-a-greasy-spoon-180964335/Reflections in a greasy spoon.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Robots to the Rescuehttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/emergency-response-uavs-180964334/Your next 911 call may fetch a drone.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Youngest 777 First Officer In the Worldhttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/i-love-my-job-and-heres-how-i-got-it-180964333/Connor Shields, First Officer, Southern AirTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Remote Viewing Could Revolutionize Air Traffic Controlhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/roger-virginia-we-see-you-in-idaho-180964332/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000