Jim Asker

Executive Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Jim Asker

in From The Archives Apr 14, 2015

Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970)

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest....More
in Ares, On Space Sep 19, 2014

Podcast: Match Made in Space -- New Companies and Traditional Giants

Major developments in Commercial Crew and rocket engines are the subject of this week’s Check 6 podcast....More
in On Space Aug 22, 2014

Astronaut Steve Nagel's Unforgettable Landing

Astronaut Steve Nagel has died after a battle with cancer. We'll never forget his 1991 space shuttle landing. It was bad but could have been worse....More
in Things With Wings, Ares Jul 25, 2014

Podcast: Buk M-1 Missile vs. MH17. What Went Wrong?

So what might have gone wrong that allowed a Buk-M1 missile to take down MH17?....More
in Ares, On Space May 02, 2014

Podcast: What A Week In Space!

Aviation Week editors discuss SpaceX’s suit against the U.S. Air Force, U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, the merger of Orbital Sciences and ATK....More
in Things With Wings Aug 11, 2013

The Paradox of Automation, a Compelling Video

The investigation of the July 6 crash of an Asiana 777 at San Francisco International Airport is still in the early stages, but already it has the....More
in Things With Wings Apr 18, 2013

MRO Newcomer Subjected To Personality Testing #MROAM

Supply chain management and Lean are hardly the sort of specialities one would expect to prompt an employer to plumb a prospective employee's deep....More
in Things With Wings Apr 18, 2013

IP "Hoarding" Is Making Maintenance More Difficult #MROAM

Tightening restrictions on sharing intellectual property are making maintenance of aircraft more difficult--especially on newer aircraft with large....More
From The Archives

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

 

Jan 31, 2016
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Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
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