Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 20 Sep 2019 12:54:26 +0000With the New Movie <em>Ad Astra,</em> James Gray and Brad Pitt Offer a "Plausible" Vision of Late-21st Century Space Travelhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/new-movie-emad-astraem-writer-director-james-gray-and-producerstar-brad-pitt-offer-plausible-vision-late-21st-century-space-travel-180973168/Shuttle astronaut Garrett Reisman helped writer-director Gray make his space adventure authentic(ish).Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:54:26 +0000Sally Ride’s Jacket, a One-of-a-Kind Artifacthttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/sally-rides-jacket-180973156/What the first American woman in space wore to work.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000How Worried Should We Be About Asteroids?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-dangerous-are-asteroids-180973155/A new book explains the risk, tells us about the scientists tracking near-Earth asteroids, and offers advice on how to defend the planet.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000World War II’s Worst Airplanehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/world-war-iis-worst-airplane-180973153/The product of an ambitious designer and a doomed regime, the Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a radical idea that almost worked.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000The TWA Hotel, Design Icon From the Mad Men Era, Is Back in Businesshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/trans-world-hotel-180973137/Where else can you find a Lockheed Constellation turned into a cocktail lounge?Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000Airports You’d Actually Like to Visithttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/welcome-airport-180973136/Some are no longer just the beginning or end of a journey. They’re destinations unto themselves.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000This Is the Only Flying YL-15 Scout in the Worldhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/only-flying-yl-15-scout-180973135/And what, you ask, is a YL-15 Scout?Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000If It Works, This Will Be the First Rocket Launched From Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-martian-crater-180973115/NASA has spent decades sending probes to other planets. Now it’s trying to go the other way.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000It Was John Glenn Who Popularized the Word “Glitch”https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/just-right-word-180973113/And he got it from an unlikely, although unknown, source.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000This C-130 Pilot Trainee Loves His Job, and Here’s Whyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/i-love-my-job-and-heres-how-i-got-it-2-180973112/ “When you’re working, you don’t feel like you’re working.”Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000What Goes Into Displaying a Supersonic Passenger Jet?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/handle-care-180973148/What it took to get the Concorde safely inside the National Air and Space Museum.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000My Eye-Opening Flight With an Air Racing Legendhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-flight-legend-180973147/He didn’t miss flying? How could that be?Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Was the FBI Right to Hound One of America’s Foremost Rocket Pioneers?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/who-was-frank-malina-180973146/A new book examines the controversial life of Frank Malina, who co-founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Rocket Lab Has Launched 39 Smallsats in Two Years, In a Quest to Lower Costshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/small-success-story-180973144/The latest mission, in August 2019, lofted four satellites for the U.S. Air Force and private companies.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000This Veterans Group Moved a Vietnam-Era Corsair Cross-Country to a Park in Mainehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/safe-landing-180973143/Road trip for an A-7D.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Girl Scouts, Now You Can Earn a Badge in Space Science https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/scouting-cosmos-180973141/A new way to encourage young women to learn about stars and exoplanets.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000An Early Start in STEM Can Spark a Lifelong Passionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/early-start-stem-180973139/From the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space MuseumWed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Could Naked Mole-Rats Take Over After an Asteroid Impact?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-naked-mole-rats-take-over-after-asteroid-impact-180973169/Don’t assume humans will be at the top of the heap forever.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0000Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Ofhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hermann-koelle-most-important-german-rocket-scientist-youve-probably-never-heard-180973159/A key advisor to Wernher von Braun, he helped shape NASA’s space strategy during the agency’s golden age.Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000Airplane of the Year Honors Go to Chris Galloway’s 1931 Wacohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airplane-year-honors-go-chris-galloways-1931-waco-qcf-180973149/This restored beauty walked away with the People’s Choice trophy. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:16:03 +0000Astronomers Spot a Comet That Likely Came From a Different Solar Systemhttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/object-flying-through-our-solar-system-likely-interstellar-space-180973114/After 'Oumuamua, the newly detected rock is just the second known object to visit from interstellar spaceThu, 12 Sep 2019 15:53:25 +0000European Astrobiologists Look Ahead to ExoMars Mission and Ponder AI’s Role in the Search for Lifehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astrobiologists-orleans-180973056/SETI and many more topics were on the agenda for astrobiologists meeting in Orleans, France.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:51:46 +0000These World War II Pilots Will Ride to Reno in the Same Type of Navy Bomber They Flew 75 Years Agohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-world-war-ii-pilots-will-ride-reno-same-type-navy-bomber-they-flew-75-years-ago-180973012/Their stories may be even better than the vintage PV-2 Harpoon they’ll be flying.Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:00:24 +0000The National Air and Space Museum’s DC-3 Goes Into Storage, But Only for a Whilehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/night-moves-180972973/One of the world’s most successful airliners makes a short trip to a temporary home.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000Long Before Apollo, I Went on a Lunar Flight at Tomorrowlandhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-trips-moon-180972972/Sure, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins did it better. But I did it first.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000One of the World’s Most Famous Air Racers Retakes the Trophyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/sea-fury-dynasty-180972950/<i>Dreadnought,</i> a race-crowd favorite, is backed by a family tradition.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000On a Snow-Covered Mountain in Afghanistan, John Chapman Made a Heroic One-Man Standhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/against-all-odds-1-180972941/A new book recounts the Medal of Honor winner’s story.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000How the Balloon-Borne “Flying Lawn Chair” Got Into the Smithsonianhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/flying-lawn-chair-180972974/In 1982, truck driver Larry Walters accidentally ended up 16,000 feet above the ground.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000Britain Hasn’t Had a Rocket in Half a Century. Now the Black Arrow is Back.https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-black-arrow-180972959/The country’s only shot at a nuclear missile is inspiring a new shot at a future in space.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000The Czech Fighter That Helped Israel Win Its War of Independencehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/czech-knife-180972958/Battling for Israel, volunteers fought in an aircraft that should have been grounded.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000How Satellites and Telescopes are Tracking the Effects of Global Change, Down to the Millimeterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-measure-planet-180972957/NASA and other research agencies bring are bringing new tools to the science of geodesy.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000The U.S. Army’s Lift-Anything, Go-Anywhere Helicopterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/move-it-180972952/Nobody forgets a ride on the CH-47 Chinook.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000These Satellite Antennas Were Inspired by Origamihttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/satellite-antennas-inspired-origami-180972978/At Florida International University, students help invent a new kind of communications device.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000NASA’s Orion Heat Shield: Old Materials, Applied With New Methodshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/tried-and-trusted-180972977/Gone is the caulk gun-like technique dating back to Apollo.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000Could Earth Microbes Survive in a Martian Lake?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-earth-microbes-survive-martian-lake-180972965/Seems unlikely. But we have yet to understand all the possibilities.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0000Dragonfly Spacecraft to Scour the Sands of Titan for the Chemistry of Lifehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/nasa-dragonfly-spacecraft-explore-saturns-moon-titan-study-origin-of-life-180972914/The NASA rotorcraft, resembling a large quadcopter drone, will fly through the orange clouds of the ocean moon in the outer solar systemTue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000A Mega-Tsunami on Early Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mega-tsunami-early-mars-180972894/Evidence for a much wetter and livelier planet, three billion years ago.Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:00:55 +0000The Air Force Wants An Air Taxi For Downed Pilotshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/air-taxi-downed-pilots-180972822/Drones to the rescueTue, 06 Aug 2019 13:31:07 +0000Fat Albert’s Last Flight https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/fat-alberts-last-flight-180972817/Swan song for a C-130 Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:31:42 +0000Darwin’s Ideas About How Life Arose on Earth May Be Right After Allhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/darwins-ideas-about-how-life-arose-earth-may-be-right-after-all-180972790/The case for a land-based, hydrothermal originThu, 01 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0000Historian Unveils Never-Seen Footage of Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-historian-unveils-never-seen-footage-armstrong-and-aldrin-moon-180972745/Amazing what you can find in the shadows, 50 years later. 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