Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 19 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0000Drones Help to Map Historic Jamestown at Virginia’s 17th-century settlement have new ways to study old things.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0000Martian Methane Varies with the Seasons microbial activity could be the reason.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:30:08 +0000The Day a Soviet Moon Rover Refused to Stop formerly secret report details the triumphs and setbacks of an early lunar mission.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0000Why Wars Happen interactive exhibit at Washington state’s Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum explores the tough question.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000It Came From Another Galaxy peculiar, cigar-shaped asteroid turned out to be an interstellar visitor.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Enter Video Contest, Win $350,000 Breakthrough Junior Challenge to high school students: Explain a big scientific idea with a little film.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +000080,000 Ways to Search the Archive Plumbing the secrets of the Museum’s Tech Files.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Before Launching Probes to Venus, NASA Had to Figure Out Exactly Where It Was uncertainties of early space navigation led a young JPL engineer to launch the field of radar astronomy.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Air Traffic Control Enters the 21st Century looks to overhaul navigation and communication in U.S. airspace.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Too Busy to Be Scared fighter pilots’ vacation in a Mooney turned into an unanticipated adventure.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Could Future Telescopes Do Without the Mirror?’s Hubble might be the size of a dinner plate.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000The Dark Side of Glory early glimpse of PTSD in the letters of World War I aces.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Where Real Warbirds Go to Fly the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, the thrill of standing face to face with the past.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000The Fighting Drones of Ukraine garages and warehouses around Kiev, an army of gadgeteers takes on the Russian war machine.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000100 Days Over the South Pole science balloon floats closer to the stars.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000The First Black Airmen to Fly Across America took off with $25 and a dream.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Robot Helpers Are Coming to the Space Station astronauts are about to get some mechanical assistance.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000Danielle Rowland, Astrophysics Intern summer job at the Space Telescope Science Institute.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time new book lists the best of the best.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000About Those “Polar Lava Tubes” is a discovery not a discovery? When it’s just plain wrong.Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:49:07 +0000When is a Drone Swarm Not a Swarm? recent attack on Russian bases was coordinated, but hardly an example of artificial intelligence.Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:46:42 +0000Did the First Animals Live in a World Without Oxygen? new study suggests the answer may be yes. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:12:00 +0000John Young, True Believer longest-serving astronaut was also among the most visionary.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:00:00 +0000When Reporting News About Aliens, Caution Is Advised struggle with how to handle announcements (or non-announcements) about extraterrestrial contact.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:00:46 +0000How Much Water Is on the Moon? we know, how we know it, and what we still need to know.Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:55:54 +0000Year of the Moon hour-by-hour time lapse view of our satellite’s changing look.Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:00:14 +0000Follow the Energy living things draw energy from the environment may be a clue to their history.Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:25:06 +000012 <em>Air & Space</em> Stories from 2017 You Need to Read of our favorite space and aviation stories from the last year.Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:37:38 +0000NASA May Send a Drone to Titan in 2025 space agency selects a mission to Saturn’s moon and a comet sample return for possible future funding.Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:00:00 +0000That Secret Government Program to Track UFOs? It’s Not the First Air Force has been documenting weird aerial happenings since the 1940s.Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:15:00 +0000These Bacteria Survive by Drawing Trace Gases From the Air novel way of making a living under extreme conditions.Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Last 747 “jumbo jet” makes its final flight for a U.S. airline.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:55:04 +0000Blue Origin Tests Its New Vehicle, and This One Has Windows step closer to the start of space tourism.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000Why We Need Humans—Not Just Robots—On the Moon alone won’t be able to satisfy our curiosity.Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000Human Beats AI in a Drone Race, But Just Barely the long term, bet on the machine.Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:45:04 +0000SpaceX’s Old and Improved Launch Pad Re-Opens for Business rocket company turns a tragedy into an opportunity.Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:25:09 +0000It Came From BeyondʻOumuamua, the first known interstellar asteroid, may lead us to rethink the idea that life came here from other stars. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000When Did Alien Sightings Turn Into Alien Abductions? of encounters with extraterrestrials took a turn in the 1980s. The question is why.Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:05:09 +0000<i>Artemis</i> is a Step Backwards to the Moon Weir's second novel combines fun action scenes with a snoozer corporate plot.Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:16:32 +0000Just How Do You Get a Smallsat into Orbit?’s Planet Money podcast documents the journey of a cubesat from design to launch.Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:00:00 +0000French Daredevils Leap Off a Perfectly Good Mountain into a Moving Airplane Bond once did it without a wingsuit. But these guys did it for real.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:30:51 +0000If Someone Has a Complaint About Drones, This FAA Inspector Hears About It knows whether a drone pilot has been naughty or nice, but he also keeps the cranks off their backs.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Let’s Make Chocolate in Space! lovers aim for new heights. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000Take a Step on Another World will it be like to be on the Moon? Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:40:49 +0000Best Children’s Books of 2017 best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers in 2017.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:12:42 +0000Cosmic Zoo vs. Rare Earth new book argues that complex life is common in the universe.Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:49:08 +0000