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Dec 09, 2016

John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week25

In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....More
Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story....More
Aug 05, 2016

Airbus A-300: This Is The Start Of Something Big (1968)16

The A-300 was touted as quiet, spacious, more efficient and twice as reliable as other airliners of the day....More
Aug 05, 2016

707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls (1956)18

Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....More
Aug 04, 2016

Aviation Week Exclusively Details Boeing's Project X - The 707 (1953)8

In June 1953, Aviation Week was the first publication to detail Boeing's effort to develop the company’s first passenger jet, the 707 or “Project X.”....More
Jul 29, 2016

50 Years Ago In Aviation Week1

Aviation Week’s Aug. 1, 1966 edition chronicled the launch of the 490-seat Boeing 747, the joining of the first 737, and a story about a jet-powered....More
Jul 19, 2016

Aviation Week Photo Contest Offers Rich Tradition (1992)2

The Aviation Week Photo Contest has been a place for excellent photography in all phases of aviation and aerospace for almost a quarter of our....More
Jun 09, 2016

1927: Charles Lindbergh Receives A Nation's Welcome

The June 20, 1927 cover of Aviation featured U.S. President Calvin Coolidge bestowing the Distinguished Flying Cross on Col. Charles Lindbergh for....More
May 04, 2016

A 100-Person Space Station (1969)1

Five months before Apollo 11 astronauts set foot on the Moon, NASA was already pursuing some grandiose plans for the post-Apollo era....More
May 04, 2016

When Aviation Week Fell For Lies About U-2 Crash In Russia (1960)47

Two weeks after a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Soviet air defenses on May 1, 1960, Aviation Week was still buying the false line....More
Apr 22, 2016

A Soviet Space Shuttle (1978)

Three years before the U.S. flew its first space shuttle mission, Aviation Week revealed that the Soviet Union was developing its own reusable....More
Apr 13, 2016

How Aviation Week Reported The Columbia Tragedy (2003)

There was plenty of media coverage of the Feb. 1, 2003, loss of space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart over Texas as it reentered the atmosphere,....More
Apr 01, 2016

Revealing China’s Satellite Killer (2007)

Aviation Week’s revelation that China had tested an anti-satellite weapon, destroying one of its own aging weather satellites orbiting 537 mi. above....More
Mar 29, 2016

Designers Study Evolution Of Concorde (1971)8

Five years before Concorde was introduced into service, an advanced design team was already working on a second-generation transport that would be....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Dec 9, 2016

John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week 25

In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....More
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