Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenThu, 05 Dec 2019 16:00:50 +0000Best Children's Books of 2019https://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/best-childrens-books-2019-180973671/The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:00:50 +0000Life Recovers in a Geological Blink of an Eye after an Armageddon Eventhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/life-recovers-geological-blink-eye-after-armageddon-event-180973667/The rise of mammals and what it means for the robustness of a biosphere.Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:45:59 +0000California’s Camarillo Airport Is Nirvana for Small Airplaneshttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/airport-looks-americas-skies-180973605/Just about any day is a good day at CMA.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000In 1914, Photographing the Panama Canal From the Air Could Get You Arrestedhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/aviation-journalists-accused-spies-180973604/How a sensational article about the defense of the Canal got its author, photographer, and editor in hot water.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000This Southwest Airlines Pilot Flew His Father’s Remains Home—52 Years After He Was Shot Downhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-dallas-180973603/A discovery at a crash site in Laos leads to a final ceremony, and the end of a mystery.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Having Carried More Than 87 Million Passengers, the MD-80 Heads Into Retirementhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/super-80-gets-super-send-off-180973602/The McDonnell Douglas passenger liner once made up 44 percent of the American Airlines fleet.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Shapeshifter, NASA’s Mighty Morphing Robothttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/nasas-mighty-morphing-robot-180973601/It rolls! (And swims! And flies!)Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000From Texas to New Hampshire, Tango Flight Turns High Schoolers Into Airplane Buildershttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/school-project-180973600/The program’s founders hope this challenging school project can jump-start careers in aviation.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000A Korean War Cargo Plane Finds a New Mission of Mercy https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/call-duty-180973598/After a hurricane hit the Bahamas, a C-45 shows it can still do the job it was built for.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Celebrating Innovation, From Kitty Hawk to Hypersonic Flighthttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/winding-road-invention-180973596/A new gallery at the National Air and Space Museum will be dedicated to the spirit of invention.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000The Day Tammie Jo Shults Stepped Uphttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/day-tammie-jo-shults-stepped-180973595/When disaster occurred at 32,000 feet, a veteran airline pilot knew exactly what to do.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000One Museum, 70 Photographers, One Night Onlyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/what-night-museum-180973594/A special event at the National Air and Space Museum gave photography enthusiasts a chance to take their best shot.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000With a Loud KABOOM, an F-105 Upstaged Our Air Force Graduationhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/loudest-graduation-gift-we-ever-got-180973593/No one from the Cadet Class of 1968 will forget the day.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000How the Museum Got Its Moon Rockhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/few-ounces-knowledge-180973592/One of the Smithsonian’s rarest and most popular treasures was the inspiration of an Egyptian-born geologist.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000How Many Airmen Does It Take to Fix a Flat Tire on a C-5?https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/how-many-airmen-does-it-take-fix-c-5s-flat-180973590/Fewer, thanks to an invention by an Air Force lab.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Today’s Hypersonic Weapons Could Lead to Tomorrow’s Mach 5 Airlinershttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/future-6000-mph-180973582/Into the future at 6,000 MPHTue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Voyager, Still Going After All These Yearshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/voyager-endures-180973581/Low on power and billions of miles from Earth, NASA’s twin spacecraft keep exploring—with a little TLC from home.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Meet <i>Betsy, Air & Space</i> Magazine’s Airplane of the Yearhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/airplane-year-2019-winner-180973580/We tallied the votes from our online poll and on-site ballots, and this restored 1931 Waco is the winner.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000When Giant Airplanes Ruled the Skyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/xxl-180973579/The Great War triggered a trend toward big flying machines. Really big.Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000Life Could Exist on Mars Today, Very Close to the Surface https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/active-life-could-exist-mars-today-and-very-close-surface-180973539/Scientists tackle the question of what kinds of life might reside now on the Red Planet, and how we might find it.Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:00:21 +0000More than 70 Years Later, Rabaul’s Aerial Battleground Is Still Hauntinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/more-70-years-later-rabauls-aerial-battleground-still-haunting-180973537/The “Japanese Gibraltar” was the scene of desperate fighting in the fall of 1943.Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:00:29 +0000A Million People on Mars May Not Be Wishful Thinkinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/million-people-mars-may-not-be-wishful-thinking-180973468/But colonists would have to change their diets, and learn to eat crickets.Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:34:54 +0000Let’s Get Small: SORATO Rover Joins the National Air and Space Museumhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ispaces-hakuto-r-lunar-rover-will-roll-across-surface-moon-you-can-see-it-national-air-and-space-museum-180973396/Rovers just like this pint-sized marvel will roll across the lunar surface before SORATO goes on permanent display.Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:50:41 +0000The Debate Over Whether We’ve Already Found Life on Mars, Continuedhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/debate-over-whether-weve-already-found-life-mars-continued-180973395/Were Martian microbes inadvertently killed in their first encounter with humans?Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:25:13 +0000An Airship for Exploring Venus? Russia Might Get There Firsthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airship-exploring-venus-russia-might-get-there-first-180973340/Mission designers lay out their plans for Venera-D at a recent workshop in Moscow.Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0000