Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenFri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000The First Launch of a V-2 Rocket From America Was 75 Years Ago Todayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-v2-rocket-launch-america-was-75-years-ago-today-180977520/Captured German missiles took flight from the New Mexico desert in the early years after World War II.Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000All Eyes on Alpha Centauri https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/all-eyes-alpha-centauri-180977507/Takeaways from this week’s Breakthrough Discuss meeting.Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000The Spacewalk From Hellhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacewalk-hell-180977483/While everyone else was marveling at the first free flight from the shuttle, Bob Stewart was in a world of hurt.Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:30:27 +0000A Brief Guide to Russian Space Movieshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/brief-guide-russian-space-movies-180977460/In the 60 years since Gagarin, the world’s first spacefaring nation has produced its own equivalents of <i>The Right Stuff </i>and <i>Apollo 13</i>. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000How Yuri Gagarin Was Picked to Be First in Spacehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-yuri-gagarin-was-picked-be-first-space-180977447/NASA had the Mercury Seven. The Soviets had the Vanguard Six.Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000The Science of Aliens, Part I: Would They Be Friendly, or Threatening?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/science-aliens-part-i-would-they-be-friendly-or-threatening-180977432/Any advanced alien species would have a social structure, but would also likely have predatory roots. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:00:00 +0000Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communitieshttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/drones-are-delivering-covid-19-vaccines-to-underserved-communities-180977407/The company Zipline is using the technology to provide medical resources to rural areas in markets around the worldTue, 06 Apr 2021 13:17:52 +0000The Fuss Over Phosphorushttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fuss-over-phosphorus-180977355/A critical element takes center stage in the discussion of how life began, and where it might exist.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:30:52 +0000Scientists Capture Swirling Magnetic Fields in New Image of Black Holehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-black-hole-image-gets-magnetic-makeover-180977326/The updated picture adds polarization, revealing new details of the stunning cosmic phenomenon.Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:50:03 +0000Delivering Air Cargo During a Pandemic Has Been No Small Feathttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/cargo-key-180977316/A former fighter pilot has what it takes to manage Amazon’s growing aviation division.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000This New Rolls-Royce Jet Engine Runs on Biofuelhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/new-rolls-royce-pearl-runs-biofuel-180977315/With carbon emissions produced by aircraft expected to triple by 2050, the aviation industry is trying to go green.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Air Force Spills Some Secrets About its New Bomberhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/b-21s-are-coming-180977314/The B-21s are coming.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000How to Land on an Alien Worldhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/how-land-alien-world-180977309/Like explorers of old, planetary probes go where there may be dragons.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Agehttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/wright-brothers-invention-aerial-age-180977308/The National Air and Space Museum revamps its exhibit on the birth of flight.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000World War II in Colorhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/world-war-ii-color-180977306/Thousands of photographs in government archives bring the war to life.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Biggest Airplane Flying Todayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/dream-big-180977305/Need to move something enormous? Hire this Ukrainian giant.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000How Did Microsoft Make Flight Simulator Seem So Real?https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/flight-box-180977303/With the latest version of the popular software, players can recognize city streets and feel shifts in the wind.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Space Telescope That Could Find a Second Earthhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/picture-planet-180977302/What will it take to capture images of a distant world capable of harboring life?Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Latest in Airport Jobs: Beekeeperhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/buzz-around-airports-180977301/Beehives create green spaces where you'd least expect them.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Long, Strange Saga of the <i>Bremen</i>https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/return-bremen-180977300/After 70 years in exile, the airplane that answered Lindbergh’s flight made a second Atlantic crossing.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000On Earth Day, We’re All One Worldhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/one-world-earth-day-180977299/From the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space MuseumTue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilothttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/phantoms-and-warthogs-180977298/A veteran of the F-4 and A-10 reflects on flying—the way it used to be.Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000Al Williams Made History With his Aerial Performances Between the Great Warshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/curtiss-1a-gulfhawk-180977297/His ride: the Curtiss 1A GulfhawkTue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000We May Never Find Life on Mars—And That Could Be a Good Thinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/we-may-never-find-life-marsand-could-be-good-thing-180977236/Perseverance, the Fermi Paradox, and the Great Filter.Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:00:59 +0000How Hap Arnold, the Architect of American Air Power, Overcame His Fear of Flyinghttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-gen-henry-hap-arnold-architect-american-air-power-overcame-his-fear-flying-180977206/Despite his phobia, the five-star general built the U.S. Air Force.Fri, 12 Mar 2021 16:33:51 +0000Starship Rocket Takes Off, Lands, Blows Up, Gets Swept Aside for the Next Testhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/starship-rocket-takes-lands-blows-gets-swept-aside-next-test-180977180/SpaceX has picked up the pace of test flights for its next-generation moon rocket.Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000First Ever Space Hurricane Spotted in Earth's Upper Atmospherehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-space-hurricane-spotted-earths-upper-atmosphere-180977176/The 600-mile-wide swirling cloud of charged particles rained down electrons from several hundred miles above the North Pole Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:01:16 +0000Could Doomsday Come From a Reversal of the Magnetic Poles?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-doomsday-come-reversal-magnetic-poles-180977092/Lessons from the Laschamps Excursion 42,000 years agoWed, 24 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000This Intriguing Signal From Alpha Centauri May (or May Not) Be a Planethttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/intriguing-signal-alpha-centauri-may-or-may-not-be-planet-180977043/Could the star system closest to us host a habitable super-Earth?Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:00:29 +0000