History | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/history-of-flight/RSS feed for HistoryenThu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000World War II’s Worst Airplanehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/world-war-iis-worst-airplane-180973153/The product of an ambitious designer and a doomed regime, the Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a radical idea that almost worked.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000The TWA Hotel, Design Icon From the Mad Men Era, Is Back in Businesshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/trans-world-hotel-180973137/Where else can you find a Lockheed Constellation turned into a cocktail lounge?Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000This Is the Only Flying YL-15 Scout in the Worldhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/only-flying-yl-15-scout-180973135/And what, you ask, is a YL-15 Scout?Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000What Goes Into Displaying a Supersonic Passenger Jet?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/handle-care-180973148/What it took to get the Concorde safely inside the National Air and Space Museum.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000My Eye-Opening Flight With an Air Racing Legendhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-flight-legend-180973147/He didn’t miss flying? How could that be?Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Was the FBI Right to Hound One of America’s Foremost Rocket Pioneers?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/who-was-frank-malina-180973146/A new book examines the controversial life of Frank Malina, who co-founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +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 +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 +0000The National Air and Space Museum’s DC-3 Goes Into Storage, But Only for a Whilehttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/night-moves-180972973/One of the world’s most successful airliners makes a short trip to a temporary home.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000How the Balloon-Borne “Flying Lawn Chair” Got Into the Smithsonianhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/flying-lawn-chair-180972974/In 1982, truck driver Larry Walters accidentally ended up 16,000 feet above the ground.Tue, 27 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 +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 +0000