To Orbit – And Beyond


2004: Remembering the X-Prize

  • 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
  • Apr 14, 2015

    Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 5

    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 hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
  • Apr 10, 2015

    Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 13

    The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
  • Mar 11, 2015

    Gemini 8: First Docking, First Space Emergency (1966) 1

    Like most missions with the two-seat Gemini capsules, Gemini 8 started out to be a first. As it turned out, there were two firsts in the mission depicted on the cover of March 28, 1966....More
  • Feb 13, 2015

    Cover-to-Cover: Summer of Apollo 11 (1969) 18

    Aviation Week has covered scores of technological triumphs over its history, but no achievement received as much prominence as the Apollo 11 moon landing....More
  • Oct 2, 2014

    2004: Remembering the X-Prize

    Ten years ago the world’s first privately built spaceship was flown to sub-orbit high over California, clinching the $10 million Ansari X-Prize and marking the start of the new frontier of affordable space access....More
  • Aug 29, 2014

    1999: Lockheed’s Stunning Spy Satellite Loss – And Comeback

    In September 1999, the National Reconnaissance Office dumped its incumbent imagery satellite contractor, Lockheed Martin, in favor of a bolder and less costly proposal led by Boeing....More
  • Jul 19, 2013

    Neil Armstrong's Finest Moment (2009)

    Forty years after landing on the Moon, Neil Armstrong explains why the Apollo program successes were not miraculous....More
Publisher's Letter

Lester D. Gardner published the first issue of Aviation Week’s predecessor magazine at 120 W. 32nd Street, in New York City - close to where I now publish Aviation Week & Space Technology. Our core mission of being essential to the still-growing aviation, aerospace and defense community hasn’t even moved that far! 

I think Mr. Gardner would be proud that the Aviation Week team has continued to excel at providing “accurate, scientific and unbiased” information that serves as a “great stimulus” to the success of the industry. 

Even as our content is now deployed via print, digital and event channels around the world and into space, we commit to the industry that these values of utility and service will continue to be our guiding light.

- Gregory Hamilton, President/Group Publisher, Aviation Week



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