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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 Bought Lies Over U-2 Crash In Russia (1960)12

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
Mar 23, 2016

A Potted History Of Airships9

From the dawn of aviation, through to the modern day, the airship has undergone sporadic revivals. A pattern emerges that the airship’s....More
Mar 21, 2016

Effects Of Altitude On Aviators In 1917

Yandell Henderson, professor of physiology at Yale Medical School, explains the effects of altitude sickness in an article from Aviation Week 99....More
Feb 29, 2016

Celebrate Leap Day With A Look Back At Our Feb. 29 Issues

Leap days are pretty rare, of course, coming only once every four years. But when you publish a weekly magazine that’s dated on Mondays, Leap....More
Feb 25, 2016

Aviation Week Exclusively Details Boeing's Project X - The 707 (1953)6

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
Feb 23, 2016

XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947)7

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had....More
Feb 12, 2016

Finding Our Own History In 100-Year Archive1

Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in the 100-Year Archive. A 1917 ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. featured a photo of a New....More
Jan 31, 2016

Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956)20

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on....More
Jan 28, 2016

A Near View Of French Aviators (1917)3

Some of the largest battles of the First World War were taking place in France when Aviation Week was first published....More
A Century of Aviation Week

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

 

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