The Patient Astronaut
Bruce McCandless waited almost two decades for his first space flight.
Eagles Over Iraq
Flying the F-15 to victory in Desert Storm.
The Astronauts on <i>Challenger</i> Made Up the Perfect Crew
Who were the men and women aboard the space shuttle on that disastrous day?
A <i>Star Trek</i> Fan’s Dream Job
How one man makes science fiction look real.
Delivering Air Cargo During a Pandemic Has Been No Small Feat
A former fighter pilot has what it takes to manage Amazon’s growing aviation division.
Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot
A veteran of the F-4 and A-10 reflects on flying—the way it used to be.
What It Takes to Be a NASA Flight Director
Sitting in the hot seat at NASA's Mission Control.
Living the Martian Life, in Hawaii
A science experiment simulates what it’s like to live on another planet.
The Wind Tunnel Maestro
Fascinated by hypersonic flight, Chris Goyne has spent years studying exotic forms of propulsion.
Erich Hartmann, the Most Successful Fighter Pilot of All Time
A new book examines the life of the WWII German ace.
Exploring Alien Oceans
Extraterrestrial seas may be the next frontier for planetary science.
Six and a Half Months in Orbit: Junk Food and Sublime Moments
In his new book, astronaut Terry Virts discusses the highs and lows of a long-duration tour on the space station.
A New Book Profiles the Watchmen Who Guard America Against Nuclear Attack
Twenty-four hours a day—every day—U.S. Army soldiers are ready to defend the United States against incoming missiles.
The Last Dogfight of World War II
A new book chronicles the final air battle over the Pacific
Korea, the First Jet War
It was a long, hard fight for both the communist and United Nations jet pilots who battled for the right to rule MiG alley.
This Former Storm Chaser Helps Airline Pilots Avoid Turbulence
An interview with Mike Eilts, senior vice president at DTN.
The People Who Made Hubble Great
A spacewalking pioneer reports on the behind-the-scenes work that enabled the Hubble Space Telescope to wow the world.
This Southwest Airlines Pilot Flew His Father’s Remains Home—52 Years After He Was Shot Down
A discovery at a crash site in Laos leads to a final ceremony, and the end of a mystery.
The Day Tammie Jo Shults Stepped Up
When disaster occurred at 32,000 feet, a veteran airline pilot knew exactly what to do.
How Worried Should We Be About Asteroids?
A new book explains the risk, tells us about the scientists tracking near-Earth asteroids, and offers advice on how to defend the planet.