Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenMon, 12 Apr 2021 13:30:27 +0000The Spacewalk From Hellhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacewalk-hell-180977483/While everyone else was marveling at the first free flight from the shuttle, Bob Stewart was in a world of hurt.Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:30:27 +0000A Brief Guide to Russian Space Movieshttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/brief-guide-russian-space-movies-180977460/In the 60 years since Gagarin, the world’s first spacefaring nation has produced its own equivalents of <i>The Right Stuff </i>and <i>Apollo 13</i>. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000How Yuri Gagarin Was Picked to Be First in Spacehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-yuri-gagarin-was-picked-be-first-space-180977447/NASA had the Mercury Seven. The Soviets had the Vanguard Six.Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000The Science of Aliens, Part I: Would They Be Friendly, or Threatening?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/science-aliens-part-i-would-they-be-friendly-or-threatening-180977432/Any advanced alien species would have a social structure, but would also likely have predatory roots. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:00:00 +0000Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communitieshttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/drones-are-delivering-covid-19-vaccines-to-underserved-communities-180977407/The company Zipline is using the technology to provide medical resources to rural areas in markets around the worldTue, 06 Apr 2021 13:17:52 +0000The Fuss Over Phosphorushttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/fuss-over-phosphorus-180977355/A critical element takes center stage in the discussion of how life began, and where it might exist.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:30:52 +0000Scientists Capture Swirling Magnetic Fields in New Image of Black Holehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-black-hole-image-gets-magnetic-makeover-180977326/The updated picture adds polarization, revealing new details of the stunning cosmic phenomenon.Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:50:03 +0000We May Never Find Life on Mars—And That Could Be a Good Thinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/we-may-never-find-life-marsand-could-be-good-thing-180977236/Perseverance, the Fermi Paradox, and the Great Filter.Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:00:59 +0000How Hap Arnold, the Architect of American Air Power, Overcame His Fear of Flyinghttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-gen-henry-hap-arnold-architect-american-air-power-overcame-his-fear-flying-180977206/Despite his phobia, the five-star general built the U.S. Air Force.Fri, 12 Mar 2021 16:33:51 +0000Starship Rocket Takes Off, Lands, Blows Up, Gets Swept Aside for the Next Testhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/starship-rocket-takes-lands-blows-gets-swept-aside-next-test-180977180/SpaceX has picked up the pace of test flights for its next-generation moon rocket.Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000First Ever Space Hurricane Spotted in Earth's Upper Atmospherehttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-space-hurricane-spotted-earths-upper-atmosphere-180977176/The 600-mile-wide swirling cloud of charged particles rained down electrons from several hundred miles above the North Pole Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:01:16 +0000Could Doomsday Come From a Reversal of the Magnetic Poles?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-doomsday-come-reversal-magnetic-poles-180977092/Lessons from the Laschamps Excursion 42,000 years agoWed, 24 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000This Intriguing Signal From Alpha Centauri May (or May Not) Be a Planethttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/intriguing-signal-alpha-centauri-may-or-may-not-be-planet-180977043/Could the star system closest to us host a habitable super-Earth?Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:00:29 +0000