Articles | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/articles/RSS feed for ArticlesenTue, 29 Sep 2020 22:00:45 +0000Erich Hartmann, the Most Successful Fighter Pilot of All Timehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/who-was-erich-hartmann-180975845/A new book examines the life of the WWII German ace.Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:00:45 +0000More Lakes Found Under the Martian Icehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/more-lakes-found-under-martian-ice-180975916/But would such cold places be habitable?Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Work, Float, Eat, Dream: Life on the International Space Stationhttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/work-float-eat-dream-180975861/We asked some of the people who've spent the most time on the ISS: What's it like up there?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000When Your Co-Pilot Is Also Your Spousehttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/you-may-now-kiss-captain-180975846/One family, two airline pilots.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Not Only Does Venus Hold the Possibility of Life, It Has Active Volcanoes, Toohttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/volcanoes-venus-180975844/Our planetary neighbor has been giving up lots of secrets lately.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Marooned on a Tiny Pacific Island, These Sailors Were Spotted by a KC-135https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/saved-kc-135-180975843/When a small boat vanished in the Pacific, U.S. forces took to the air and mounted a desperate search.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The ISS Has Made Us a Space-Dwelling Specieshttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/we-are-space-dwelling-species-180975842/Celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence in orbit.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The F-86 Sabre, Hero of the Early Jet Agehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/north-american-f-86-sabre-180975841/America’s first swept-wing fighter won the skies over North Korea.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Scorned at First, These Seven Airplanes (Finally) Proved Their Mettlehttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/7-airplanes-finally-proved-their-mettle-180975838/Did they defy skeptics, or just outlast them?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000SpaceX Wants to Conquer the Internethttps://www.airspacemag.com/space/spacex-wants-wire-world-180975837/But can Starlink overcome the ghosts of satellite constellations past?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Block That Bomb: How Cold Warriors Stopped Nuclear Smugglinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/atomic-enemy-gate-180975836/With the dawn of the atomic age came a highly classified operation to intercept nuclear explosives at U.S. airports.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The Russian Jet That Fights for Both Sideshttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/fighter-jet-fights-both-sides-180975834/What Ukrainian air force pilots say about their aging Su-27s.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The Dawn of Transatlantic Flighthttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/forgotten-first-flight-180975833/Modern passenger service across the ocean began on October 23, 1945, a date that will live in obscurity.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The Real Aerial Battles That Inspired Star Warshttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/air-battles-became-star-wars-1-180975832/Born one year before the end of World War II, George Lucas turned a boyhood fascination into a space epic.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000How to ID the Warbirdshttps://www.airspacemag.com/articles/ww2-spotter-cards-180954542/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:00:08 +0000One of the World’s First Delivery Drones Is Now a Museum Piecehttps://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/drones-doorstep-180975860/The first to deliver coffee, clothes, and medicine takes its place in history.Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000The Likelihood of Life on Venus Just Increased Dramaticallyhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/likelihood-life-venus-just-increased-dramatically-180975789/A sample-return mission to our planetary neighbor should now be considered. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000Test Your Knowledge: The Color of Space, Spacey Perfume, and Morehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-space-quiz-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-space-180975775/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:57:15 +0000Exploring Alien Oceanshttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/exploring-alien-oceans-180975733/Extraterrestrial seas may be the next frontier for planetary science.Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:08:05 +0000Six and a Half Months in Orbit: Junk Food and Sublime Momentshttps://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/terry-virts-180975613/In his new book, astronaut Terry Virts discusses the highs and lows of a long-duration tour on the space station.Fri, 04 Sep 2020 14:28:24 +000075th Anniversary of Victory in World War IIhttps://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/75th-anniversary-victory-world-war-ii-180974410/Looking back at the war that shaped a generation, and changed aviation forever.Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:00:39 +0000Flying the Hump: A Veteran Remembershttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/voices-veterans-library-congress-180975664/One of many stories in the Library of Congress searchable archive of war reminiscences.Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:33:23 +0000The Astrobiology of Alien Worldshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astrobiology-alien-worlds-1-180975644/A comprehensive review of life as we know it—and may not know it.Mon, 24 Aug 2020 23:00:03 +0000Exploring the Seas and Skies of Titanhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/someplace-like-home-sort-of-180975622/From the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space MuseumFri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Uncover Aviation History by Helping to Transcribe Smithsonian Collectionshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/pass-torch-aviation-history-180975620/The papers of pioneering pilot William Powell is a good place to start.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000The Day We Took Out 23 Tankshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/day-we-killed-23-tanks-180975619/In Operation Desert Storm, the A-10 Warthog was primitive, but it got the job done.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000The Mitchell U-2 Superwing Showed How Versatile an Ultralight Can Behttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/mitchell-u-2-superwing-180975617/Plus, you could build it yourself.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000In Times of Pandemic, Even Refueling Becomes a Tricky Problemhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/safe-port-covid-19-storm-180975616/A Vietnamese airport offers a safe port in the COVID-19 storm.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Not Just Radio Messages: NASA Expands the Search for Extraterrestrial Cultureshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/signs-civilization-180975614/A new project will search for technosignatures that might indicate the presence of advanced alien civilizations.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Racing’s Fastest Biplane Is About to Face New Challengershttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/be-fastest-biplane-180975609/At the National Championship Air Races, the Biplane Class pits cutting edge against classic.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000What Are U.S. Airlines Missing? Women Pilotshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/what-are-us-airlines-missing-women-180975608/Despite recruiting efforts, the number of women in airline cockpits has increased in the last decade by a dismal one percent.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Final Mission: Staging Japan’s Surrenderhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/surrender-spectacle-180975607/General Douglas MacArthur was a war hero—and an old soldier who knew how to put on a show.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000They Said It Wasn't Possible to Escape the Space Shuttle. These Guys Showed It Was.https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/escape-speeding-shuttle-180975606/But the circumstances had to be just right, and the maneuver carried its own risks.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Aviation’s Most Wanted Listhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/department-lost-causes-180975604/The airplanes and artifacts that museum curators dream of finding.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000How the RV-8 Became One of the Most Popular Kitplanes of All Timehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/love-letter-rv-8-180975603/Twenty-five years ago, Richard VanGrunsven trusted his instincts, and thousands of home builders are glad he did.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Dragonfly Is the First Aircraft Built for the Outer Solar Systemhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/skies-over-titan-180975602/NASA returns to Saturn’s largest moon with a rover that can fly.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000Microbes in the Clouds of Venushttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/microbes-clouds-venus-180975580/New insights on life in an unlikely placeMon, 17 Aug 2020 19:00:09 +0000A Prototype Starship Hops a Little Closer to the Moonhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/prototype-starship-hops-little-closer-moon-180975501/Tuesday’s test in south Texas capped a very good week for SpaceX.Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:00:17 +0000Mars Exploration Takes a Major Leaphttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mars-exploration-takes-major-leap-180975473/Sample return and life detection are on the near horizon.Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:00:11 +0000