Articles | Air & Space Magazine 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 Travel 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 Artifact the first American woman in space wore to work.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000How Worried Should We Be About Asteroids? 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 Airplane 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 Business 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 Visit 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 World 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 Mars 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” 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 Why “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? 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 Legend 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? 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 Costs 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 Maine trip for an A-7D.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Girl Scouts, Now You Can Earn a Badge in Space Science 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 Passion 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?’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 Of 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 Waco 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.com '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 Life 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 Ago 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 While 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 Tomorrowland, 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 Trophy<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 Stand 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 Smithsonian 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. 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 Independence 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 Millimeter 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 Helicopter forgets a ride on the CH-47 Chinook.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000These Satellite Antennas Were Inspired by Origami 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 Methods 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? 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.com 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 Mars 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 Pilots to the rescueTue, 06 Aug 2019 13:31:07 +0000Fat Albert’s Last Flight 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 All 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 what you can find in the shadows, 50 years later. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:30:49 +0000