Articles | Air & Space Magazine feed for ArticlesenFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000A New Classification System for Water-Based Life how different can life on other planets really be?Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000It Finally Happened: A Passenger Airplane Hit a Drone, there was little damage.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0000WWI Pilot’s Portrait Gets a Special Viewing Guillaume de Ramel, a heritage flight last week in Virginia had particular meaning.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:15:06 +0000Why We Go to the Moon starts with a mission statement.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Gravitational Wave Astronomy Just Became a Team Sport followed a ripple in space-time to its sourceMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Thinking Smaller, the Air Force Learns a Thing or Two evaluating “light attack” aircraft, the military likes what it sees.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:26:41 +0000Did the Moon Once Have a Substantial Atmosphere? it wasn’t always as dry and dead as it is today.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Look Around Chuck Yeager’s Cockpit 360-degree view inside the airplane that broke the sound barrier.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000Meet Coyote, the Latest (and Smallest) Hurricane Hunter sends disposable drones deep into storms, where it's too dangerous for airplanes.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:11:28 +0000300 Asteroids in 3 Years’s the ambitious goal of a proposed Finnish nanosat mission.Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000Planet 9 Might Be an Immigrant question is: From where?Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:35:28 +0000Cosmonauts Shoot First 360 Video of a Spacewalk watching, but there’s better stuff to come.Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:01:19 +0000Picturing Pan Am gallery of images, in honor of the iconic (and defunct) airline’s 90th birthday. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:00:06 +000060 Years Since Sputnik satellite that started it all.Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:00:17 +0000Low Flying and High Adventure in the True Crime Movie <em>American Made</em> Tom Cruise uses his pilot’s license while on the job.Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:32:14 +0000Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone.Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:05:14 +0000Most Super-Earths Are Likely Not Habitable’s the disappointing conclusion from a recent meeting about planetary habitability.Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:00:00 +0000Indiana Jones’ Biplane and <i>The Martian</i>’s Spacesuit Go Up For Auction and miniatures from <i>The Last Crusade, Battle of Britain</i>, and other films are among the movie props up for bid.Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:30:26 +0000Dropsondes Go Where Even Hurricane Hunters Fear to Fly flying machine could withstand 230-mph winds?Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:24 +0000Preserving Historic Sites on the Moon space lawyer says the Apollo lunar landing sites are worthy of legal protection.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000Israel’s First Air Force new book documents the rise of a formidable fighting force.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000“Go” for Restoration’s mission control is getting revived.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Come Along to the Carrier Flight Deck The &ldquo;STEM in 30&rdquo; TV crew goes behind the scenes on the USS&nbsp;<em>Dwight D. Eisenhower.</em>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Celebration of U.S. WWII Pilots—in China last Douglas C-47 to fly “the Hump” is enshrined in a Chinese city park.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Brian Monroe, NASA Animator space agency needs filmmakers, too.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Birth of the Bizjet Lear created a jet for the Jet Set.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000We Built the Saturn V of a giant-in-progress.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Swimming Pool For Spacefarers town of Bedfordshire, England wants to build the world’s biggest pool for space training. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The 30,000-Foot Glass Ceiling equality has a tough climb in India, but climbing is what airline pilots do.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Flying the Mail in Remote Idaho tight canyons, nor wildlife on runways…The postman’s creed is slightly different for pilots delivering mail in the mountains.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The First Drone Strike—in 1944 The TDR-1 even had a TV camera mounted in its nose. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000As the Earth Melts try to fathom what remains beneath the tip of the iceberg.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Vietnam, the CIA, and the World’s Fastest Aircraft the SR-71 went public, these pilots flew its lookalike in secret.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000By Pitching in to Help Storm Victims, Drones Earn New Respect their role in recent hurricanes finally mean a regulatory turning point?Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:10:17 +0000A Pioneering NASA Administrator nominee to head NASA has an exciting vision for the agency.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:15:48 +0000 It’s Time to Loosen Planetary Protection Rules for Mars cautiousness is stifling space exploration.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Fast Radio Bursts and SETI’s High Bar for Evidence or artificial: How would we know if a radio signal is intelligent in origin?Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000Augmented Space: The Moon on Your Desk, and Buzz Aldrin Anywhere is about to go big.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:45:48 +0000Keeper of the Blackbirds Campbell was the go-to guy for fixing SR-71s.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:03 +0000Vote For Your Favorite Vintage Airplane in Sacramento This Weekend National Aviation Heritage International comes to the California Capital Airshow.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:30:08 +0000An Afghan Aviator’s Hope Waiz wants her round-the-world trip to inspire girls everywhere.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000How Do Hurricanes Form, and Who Would Fly Into One? from a Category 5 storm.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:38:45 +0000Happy (Late) Birthday, Voyager message to humanity's farthest-flung artifact.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:45:15 +0000A Faster, Leaner Mars Sample Return Isn’t the Good Idea It Appears to Be this case, savings don’t equal better science.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:00:07 +0000One Small Step for Lunar Commerce Google XPRIZE contender Astrobotic inks a deal with United Launch Alliance.Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:30:00 +0000Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators Than Pilots? gamers’ psychology might be better-suited to flying drones.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:00:51 +0000Cassini’s Last Moments, in Gory Detail NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come quickly.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:30:54 +0000What Were the First 10 Items In the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum? It started with a purchase from Frederick Stringfellow in 1889.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:00:04 +0000Nightly Snow Storms on Mars may not be important for Martian life, but it makes us wonder.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:50:34 +0000What Helicopter Climbs the Fastest? This 1971 record still stands.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Space Camp May Be Habit Forming When camp is a career path. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The War on Noisy Aircraft Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Luftwaffe’s Long Arm U-boats terrorized Allied ships during World War II, with the help of aerial scouts.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Icarus Race: Into the Wild With a Fan on Your Back competitors cross 1,000 miles of mountains and desert, in search of freedom, adventure, and a trophy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The “Hit and Git” Fighter How the Grumman F4F Wildcat survived. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Mars Fakers we learn anything by pretending?Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Super Helmet pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Vietnam, These Helicopter Scouts Saw Combat Up Close and Loaches, two vastly different aircraft, relied on each other to fight the enemy.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Great Soviet Crescent In the Sky A cold war mystery.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit the right outfit is crucial when its job is to save your life.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The First Airliner to Vanish 1930s aviation, airline passengers took the same risks as record-setting adventurers.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Remembering the Iconic Airport Diner in a greasy spoon.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Robots to the Rescue next 911 call may fetch a drone.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000The Youngest 777 First Officer In the World Shields, First Officer, Southern AirTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000Remote Viewing Could Revolutionize Air Traffic Control Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000