Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenFri, 11 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0000An Airship for Exploring Venus? Russia Might Get There Firsthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airship-exploring-venus-russia-might-get-there-first-180973340/Mission designers lay out their plans for Venera-D at a recent workshop in Moscow.Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0000SpaceX Hopes to Test Launch its ‘Epic’ New Steel Rocket This Fallhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacex-hopes-test-launch-its-epic-new-steel-rocket-fall-180973247/Elon Musk unveils the vehicle his team has been busy assembling near the Texas-Mexico border. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:00:44 +0000Practicing for Mars in Israel, Ancient Lunar Life, and More Astrobiology Notes from Viennahttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/practicing-mars-israel-ancient-lunar-life-and-more-astrobiology-notes-vienna-180973239/Scientists from German-speaking countries convened in Austria to present their latest research results.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:13:54 +0000The Air Force’s New Training Aircraft Gets an Old and Honored Namehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/air-forces-new-training-aircraft-gets-old-and-honored-name-180973228/A nod to one of the most respected units in U.S. military history.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0000With the New Movie <em>Ad Astra,</em> James Gray and Brad Pitt Offer a "Plausible" Vision of Late-21st Century Space Travelhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/new-movie-emad-astraem-writer-director-james-gray-and-producerstar-brad-pitt-offer-plausible-vision-late-21st-century-space-travel-180973168/Shuttle astronaut Garrett Reisman helped writer-director Gray make his space adventure authentic(ish).Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:54:26 +0000Could Naked Mole-Rats Take Over After an Asteroid Impact?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-naked-mole-rats-take-over-after-asteroid-impact-180973169/Don’t assume humans will be at the top of the heap forever.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0000Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Ofhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hermann-koelle-most-important-german-rocket-scientist-youve-probably-never-heard-180973159/A key advisor to Wernher von Braun, he helped shape NASA’s space strategy during the agency’s golden age.Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000Airplane of the Year Honors Go to Chris Galloway’s 1931 Wacohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airplane-year-honors-go-chris-galloways-1931-waco-qcf-180973149/This restored beauty walked away with the People’s Choice trophy. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:16:03 +0000Astronomers Spot a Comet That Likely Came From a Different Solar Systemhttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/object-flying-through-our-solar-system-likely-interstellar-space-180973114/After 'Oumuamua, the newly detected rock is just the second known object to visit from interstellar spaceThu, 12 Sep 2019 15:53:25 +0000European Astrobiologists Look Ahead to ExoMars Mission and Ponder AI’s Role in the Search for Lifehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astrobiologists-orleans-180973056/SETI and many more topics were on the agenda for astrobiologists meeting in Orleans, France.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:51:46 +0000These World War II Pilots Will Ride to Reno in the Same Type of Navy Bomber They Flew 75 Years Agohttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-world-war-ii-pilots-will-ride-reno-same-type-navy-bomber-they-flew-75-years-ago-180973012/Their stories may be even better than the vintage PV-2 Harpoon they’ll be flying.Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:00:24 +0000Could Earth Microbes Survive in a Martian Lake?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-earth-microbes-survive-martian-lake-180972965/Seems unlikely. But we have yet to understand all the possibilities.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +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 +0000