How to Ship a Flying Car
It’s no big deal for the HC-130J.
Lessons From a Fatal Crash
The official verdict on the helicopter accident that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and seven other people.
Orbital Debris Creates a New Problem: Light Pollution
Collisions aren’t the only worry.
This New Rolls-Royce Jet Engine Runs on Biofuel
With carbon emissions produced by aircraft expected to triple by 2050, the aviation industry is trying to go green.
The Air Force Spills Some Secrets About its New Bomber
The B-21s are coming.
This Could Be the Future of Hypersonic Flight
Stratolaunch previews the Talon-A research vehicle
A Fleet of Air Taxis Is Coming to Central Florida by 2025
Orlando takes the high road.
This Apollo-Era Rocket Stage, Lost For Half a Century, Turned Up in a Telescope Search
Found in a hunt for asteroids, an old pal checks in on its way around the sun.
As Voyager 2 Gets Farther From the Sun, Space Gets Less Empty
The intrepid explorer is still plumbing the mysteries of the interstellar medium.
Medical Supply Drones Pass a Critical Test
Aerial deliveries of blood and other life-saving cargo could be a reality within a few years.
The Man Who Photographs Rocket Launches for a Living
Bill Ingalls documents the U.S. space program, with an eye for emotion.
Marooned on a Tiny Pacific Island, These Sailors Were Spotted by a KC-135
When a small boat vanished in the Pacific, U.S. forces took to the air and mounted a desperate search.
Scorned at First, These Seven Airplanes (Finally) Proved Their Mettle
Did they defy skeptics, or just outlast them?
In Times of Pandemic, Even Refueling Becomes a Tricky Problem
A Vietnamese airport offers a safe port in the COVID-19 storm.
Not Just Radio Messages: NASA Expands the Search for Extraterrestrial Cultures
A new project will search for technosignatures that might indicate the presence of advanced alien civilizations.
At Some Airports, a Plague of Locusts is a Real Thing
Bug, meet windshield.
Miners on the Moon
Robotic prospectors excavating for lunar ice may change the economy of space travel.
A Kinder, Gentler Sonic Boom
NASA’s X-59 supersonic research aircraft is coming together for its maiden flight next year.
This Simple Wedge Could Save the Air Force a Couple of Million Dollars a Year
Small damage can lead to huge delivery delays.
Storm Chasers in Outer Space
Scientists hope to develop an early-warning system for hailstorms of radioactive particles.