Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenTue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000Dragonfly Spacecraft to Scour the Sands of Titan for the Chemistry of Lifehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/nasa-dragonfly-spacecraft-explore-saturns-moon-titan-study-origin-of-life-180972914/The 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 +0000Without Helicopters, There Wouldn't Have Been a Woodstockhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/without-helicopters-there-wouldnt-have-been-woodstock-180972886/They delivered stranded performers to the 1969 music festival, and carried sick hippies out.Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:50:22 +0000A Mega-Tsunami on Early Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mega-tsunami-early-mars-180972894/Evidence for a much wetter and livelier planet, three billion years ago.Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:00:55 +0000Saying Goodbye to the Prowlerhttps://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/saying-goodbye-prowler-180972811/To mark its retirement, some recollections from the people who knew the EA-6B best. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:00:37 +0000Darwin’s Ideas About How Life Arose on Earth May Be Right After Allhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/darwins-ideas-about-how-life-arose-earth-may-be-right-after-all-180972790/The 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 https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-historian-unveils-never-seen-footage-armstrong-and-aldrin-moon-180972745/Amazing what you can find in the shadows, 50 years later. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:30:49 +0000Cyanide—Poison or Bringer of Life?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cyanidepoison-or-bringer-life-180972708/Terrestrial biology may have gotten a boost from an unlikely source.Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:30:17 +0000The Forgotten Plans to Reach the Moon—Before Apollohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/forgotten-plans-reach-moon-apollo-180972695/In the years between Sputnik and JFK’s speech, the U.S. military did lots of thinking about how to pull off a lunar landing.Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:00:00 +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 +0000