Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenThu, 18 Jul 2019 12:46:14 +0000Our Far-Flung Voyagershttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/voyager-ideas-that-defy-180972603/Voyager 1 and 2 were designer to explore the outer planets of the solar system. They've since traveled beyond it.Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:46:14 +0000Collision Coursehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/collision-course-bald-eagles-lounge-airports-180972657/Bald Eagles like to lounge at airportsThu, 18 Jul 2019 12:44:51 +0000The Prowler's Last Prowlhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/prowlers-last-prowl-180972608/The iconic Northrop Grumman EA-6B flies into history—and the National Air and Space Museum collection.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:53:20 +0000A Piece of IceCube Arrives at the Smithsonianhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/piece-of-icecube-arrives-at-smithsonian-180972597/An Arctic sensor finally gets its day in the sun.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:19:13 +0000Acrobats of the Skyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/acrobats-of-the-sky-sightings-180972607/The top aerobatic pilots show how seeing can still be unbelieving.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:15:11 +0000How to Be a Space Touristhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-to-ber-a-space-tourist-180972609/Beth Moses, the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic, will train the people who want to fly on SpaceShipTwo.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:05:22 +0000How to Turn a Freeway into a Runwayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-turn-freeway-runway-180972658/Taiwan conducts an emergency drill to keep its aircraft flying.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:59:15 +0000My Apollo Adventurehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-apollo-adventure-180972596/The week of my 18th birthday, I drove 1,100 miles to Kennedy Space Center to watch a Saturn V rocket launch men to the moon.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:57:27 +0000How a Pair of Teenagers Sneaked in to Meet Neil Armstrong During His 1969 World Tourhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/dear-neil-armstrong-180972606/Some people don't take no for an answer.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:55:32 +0000The Helicopter Goes to Warhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/helicopter-goes-to-war-180972605/In World War II Burma, a strange new craft became vital in guerrilla warfare.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:52:08 +0000To the Moon by 2024: Here’s the Planhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/moon-rush-2024-180972600/The first U.S. moonshot was done in a decade. Can NASA make it in half that time?Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:49:29 +0000The Pilots Who Fight California’s Wildfireshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/wildfire-wars-180972602/With a squadron of ancient airplanes, these firefighters are usually the first on the scene.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:47:18 +0000The First Photograph of Another Earthhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/first-photograph-of-another-earth-180972593/Astronomers are working today on the camera that will see habitable planets in other solar systems.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:44:45 +0000Why Hang Gliding Hangs Onhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/rise-and-fall-of-hang-gliding-180972601/The sport may not be as popular as it once was, but its fans say it is still the purest form of flight.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:42:13 +0000David Martin, Marathon Manhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/david-martin-marathon-man-180972604/To this airshow star, a day without flying is like a day without sunshine.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:36:22 +0000Airplane of the Yearhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/airplane-year-180972630/Behind every restoration is a story. Which one is your favorite?Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:00:36 +0000Apollo 11 Rocket Will Be Projected Onto the Washington Monument to Mark 50th Anniversary of Moon Landinghttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/life-sized-apollo-11-rocket-will-be-projected-washington-monument-commemorate-50th-anniversary-moon-landing-180972590/The immersive experience will also feature a 17-minute show combining full-motion projection-mapping artwork and archival footageWed, 10 Jul 2019 15:51:49 +0000What’s New in Astrobiologyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/whats-new-astrobiology-180972562/Progress on many fronts, and one very exciting future missionWed, 03 Jul 2019 17:45:01 +0000Think Your Eclipse Photos Are Cool? Look at These, Taken From a U-2https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-photograph-eclipse-70000-feet-above-earth-180968382/It helps when your camera platform is a Dragon Lady, but it’s still not an easy shot to capture. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:45:00 +0000NASA’s Dragonfly Mission Will Fly Through the Clouds of Titan, Saturn’s Biggest Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasas-dragonfly-drone-will-search-origins-life-titan-saturns-biggest-moon-180972515/Over the course of its initial 2.7-year mission exploring Titan, the dual-quadcopter will fly a combined total of more than 108 milesFri, 28 Jun 2019 14:20:37 +0000Yet Another Looming Disasterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/yet-another-looming-disaster-180972494/Solar “superflares” could bring down our wired civilization. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:30:00 +0000LightSail 2 Launches to Space to Soar on the Power of Sunshinehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lightsail-2-launches-space-soar-power-sunshine-180972485/The Planetary Society's second solar sail will attempt to use sunlight to fly through spaceTue, 25 Jun 2019 12:34:00 +0000The "Air-minded" Socialitehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/margery-durant-post-180971668/In 1931, Margery Durant decided to share her love of aviation by embarking on a round-the-world flight.Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:24:24 +0000All Eyes on the Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/all-eyes-moon-180972396/Our next-door neighbor—and NASA’s next destination—is also a great target for astrobiology.Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:48:19 +0000The Return to the Moon With Robotshttps://www.airspacemag.com/articles/return-moon-robots-180972331/Little landers built by private companies are leading the way back.Sun, 02 Jun 2019 16:00:00 +0000Remembering D-Dayhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/75th-anniversary-d-day-180972280/The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 changed the course of World War II.Fri, 31 May 2019 18:00:25 +0000What It Was Likehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/what-it-was-180972318/Four stories from the Normandy invasion.Thu, 30 May 2019 18:30:51 +0000Mission to Utah Beachhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/mission-utah-beach-180972310/On June 6, 1944, 300 Martin B-26 Marauders struck the Cherbourg peninsula, low-level and on time.Thu, 30 May 2019 15:30:23 +0000Pluto: Another Abode for Life?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/pluto-another-abode-life-180972299/Icy worlds might be more habitable than previously thought.Wed, 29 May 2019 15:45:07 +0000That’s All, Brotherhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/s-all-brother-180972288/A last-minute reprieve for a D-Day veteran.Fri, 24 May 2019 18:46:18 +0000And Now, ISS Crew Member Barbiehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/action-figure-180972260/A doll honoring a European astronaut inspires young girls to aim high.Thu, 23 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000The Largest Seaplane Fleet in North America is Going All-Electrichttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/seaplanes-to-eplanes-180972237/Half a million passengers, zero emissions.Thu, 23 May 2019 12:42:36 +0000Space Placeshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/space-places-180972265/A visual tour of the new global space raceWed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Meteor Detectiveshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/meteor-detectives-180972261/Pinpointing the source of an extraterrestrial rockfall.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Drawing Power From the Martian Breezehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/turning-over-new-leaf-180972258/Engineers explore a possible new energy source for planetary rovers.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000My Wingman is an AIhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-wingman-ai-180972257/And his name is Skyborg.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Fabulist of the Airhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/blanche-stuart-scott-fabulist-air-180972236/The first American woman to fly achieved many distinctions...but not as many as she said.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000The Flying Rochttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/big-bird-flies-stratolaunch-180972235/Stratolaunch's big bird takes to the sky.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000My Other Ride Is a Spaceshiphttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/my-other-ride-is-spaceship-astronauts-corvettes-180972234/How the Corvette became the car of astronauts.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Keepers of the Lost Wreckhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/keepers-of-the-lost-wreck-180972233/Amateur crash site investigation is more than a hobby. It's an ideology.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Thinking Outside the Black Boxhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/thinking-outside-the-black-box-180972232/New technologies may offer alternatives to today's flight recorders.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Drones With Bad Intenthttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/interview-drones-gone-wild-180972231/David Dunn, a British academic, has spent the past five years researching how drones can create mayhem.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Ideas That Defy: The Garage Flyerhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/the-garage-flyer-180972230/Autogiro Company of America’s AC-35Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Why the Soviets Lost the Moon Racehttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/apollo-why-the-soviets-lost-180972229/Even with a late start, cosmonauts might still have made the first lunar landing. But by the end of 1968, it was game over. Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Got A Story? How About Sharing It?https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/jj2019-viewport-180972228/From the Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space MuseumWed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Crash in the Canary Islandshttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/reviews-crash-in-canary-islands-180972227/A new book explains how a series of misunderstandings by aviation professionals led to catastrophe.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000This D-Day Veteran Earned Its Stripeshttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/dday-veteran-earned-its-stripes-180972226/Museum conservators work to preserve historic markings on the B-26 <i>Flak-Bait</i>Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000On Patrol at the World’s Biggest Fly-Inhttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/i-was-there-freiherr-180972225/What it’s like to put on the orange vest at Oshkosh.Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000A Shuttle Astronaut Asks Apollo Vets: What Was it Like?https://www.airspacemag.com/space/apollo-astronaut-interview-180972224/ Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000Iridium Satellites Launch a New Era of Global Trackinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/we-have-you-covered-180972249/And that may help investigators locate aircraft that go missing.Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:00 +0000