The Notorious Flight of Mathias Rust

Ronald Reagan was president, there was still a Soviet Union, and a 19-year-old pilot set out to change the world | Continue reading


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First Car on the Moon

Before Apollo 15, astronauts could explore only as far as they could walk. | Continue reading


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A (Small) Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Doomsday Asteroid

With the DART mission, scientists try to prepare for Earth’s worst catastrophe. | Continue reading


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It Was John Glenn Who Popularized the Word “Glitch”

And he got it from an unlikely, although unknown, source. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 months ago

Lyndon Johnson’s Campaign by Helicopter (2016)

In 1948, “All the Way with LBJ” meant scooting around Texas in a Bell 47D. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 months ago

The Robots That Paved the Way for Apollo

Then as now, machines preceded the humans. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 4 months ago

Frankenplanes Built from Parts of Other Planes

Some monster aircraft were not born. They were bolted together from whatever lay at hand. | Continue reading


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Star Trek Helped NASA Dream Big

And how NASA helped Star Trek stick around. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 5 months ago

A Fleet of Air Taxis Is Coming to Central Florida by 2025

Orlando takes the high road. | Continue reading


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The Mach 1 Whodunit

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 7 months ago

Lunar explorers will have to battle an insidious enemy–dust(2006)

Lunar explorers will have to battle an insidious enemy—dust. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 9 months ago

“Japanese Lindberghs” Made a 10k Mile-Flight in 1937

On the eve of World War II, a series of headline-grabbing flights proved the genius of Japan’s airplane designers. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 11 months ago

Reaching the Singularity May Be Humanity’s Greatest and Last Accomplishment

Should we be searching for post-biological aliens? | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

The Year of UFOs

In 2019, our eyes were on the skies. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

Airliner Repair, 24/7 (2008)

Boeing's traveling fix-it team has one goal: Get it airborne. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

A Stellar Mystery: How Could 100 Stars Just Vanish?

A comparison of old and new star catalogs shows that some objects seem to have gone missing. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

How Much Did Wernher von Braun Know, and When Did He Know It?

Michael J. Neufeld talks about his new book, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

If It Works, This Will Be the First Rocket Launched from Mars

NASA has spent decades sending probes to other planets. Now it’s trying to go the other way. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

The Curse of the Cargomaster

Readied to transport the first U.S. ICBMs, the Douglas C-133 had a peculiar habit. It kept crashing. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

That Vanished (2010)

A case pursued by the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, CENTCOM, and the sister of Ben Padilla | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 1 year ago

207 Flights, Hundreds of Holes

The conservation of a record-setting B-26 bomber will preserve every battle scar. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

Why the Soviets Lost the Moon Race

Even with a late start, cosmonauts might still have made the first lunar landing. But by the end of 1968, it was game over. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

A veteran reporter describes his search for the aircraft of Area 51

A veteran reporter describes his search for the aircraft of Area 51 | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

The Curse of the Cargomaster

Readied to transport the first U.S. ICBMs, the Douglas C-133 had a peculiar habit. It kept crashing. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

What you need to assemble your own space station (2007)

What you'll need to assemble your own space station | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

F-35: What the pilots say

Firsthand accounts of flying the world's most advanced fighter. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

When Airliners Vanish (2014)

In the murky world of international aircraft deals, old airliners can end up on the dark side. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

'Some of Us Have Got to Die' – History – Air and Space Magazine

What the 1949 film Twelve O’Clock High still tells us about air combat and the burden of command. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

To fly through the apex of a storm, NASA needed to raid the boneyard

To fly through the apex of a storm, NASA needed to raid the boneyard. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

Is Green Aviation Really Coming?

Noiseless, low-emission flight may be here sooner than you think. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 2 years ago

Nuke the Pilot (2013)

Operation Redwing tested aircraft vulnerabilities to atomic blasts. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 years ago

The first photo from space

In 1946, rocket-borne cameras gave us our first look at Earth from beyond the atmosphere | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 years ago

Helicopter pilots play chicken with power lines so crews can work on live wires

Helicopter pilots play chicken with high-voltage power lines so crews can work on live wires. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 years ago

Soviet 'Star Wars'

The launch that saved the world from orbiting laser battle stations. | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 years ago

Disaster at Xichang (2013)

An eyewitness speaks publicly for the first time about history’s worst launch accident | Continue reading


@airspacemag.com | 3 years ago