History | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/history-of-flight/RSS feed for HistoryenTue, 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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +0000