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Oct 01, 2015

Russian Progress International Space Station Cargo Delivery a Success1

"A flawless six hour journey for the Progress 61 vehicle, every step of the way," said Rob Navias, NASA public affairs officer, from the agency's....More
Sep 17, 2015

The Martian's NASA Landing Successful

"We never forget how serious the physics is," Rex Walheim, who leads the exploration branch of NASA's astronaut office, told his Hollywood guests. "....More
Sep 11, 2015

Soyuz Landing Returns Russian Record Setter

"That's it guys," Soyuz commander Gennady Padalka told crewmates moments before touchdown. "You can relax now."....More
Sep 10, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Reveals Mysterious Bright Spots On Planet Ceres 6

New imagery from NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft reveals the ever increasing mystique of the dwarf planet Ceres and its gleaming white spots....More
Aug 31, 2015

Strange Crater Shape Leads to Enormous Mars Underground Ice Discovery8

"Craters should be bowl shaped, but this one had terraces," said Ali Bramson, University of Arizona graduate student researcher....More
Aug 07, 2015

U. S. Astronauts Ready To Taste Space Greenhouse Lettuce3

NASA specialists recently signaled the all clear for nibbling....More
Jul 30, 2015

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Maneuvers For InSight

"This will put us in the right place at the right time," said Dan Johnston, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project manager....More
Jul 22, 2015

ISS Resumes Six Person Operations With Soyuz Crew Arrival3

"The vehicle is now safely docked to the International Space Station," said Kyle Herring, NASA public affairs officer, positioned in the agency's....More
Jul 21, 2015

Here's Looking at You....1

"The high quality of the EPIC imagery exeeded all of our expectations in resolution," said Adam Szabo, NASA's DSCOVR project scientist....More
Jul 09, 2015

Dawn Prolongs 2nd Reconnaissance Orbit at Ceres After Orientation Issue4

Dawn responded as designed by stopping all activities (including thrusting), reconfiguring its systems to safe mode and transmitting a radio signal....More
Jul 05, 2015

Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking2

"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here."....More
Jul 03, 2015

Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station3

"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission....More
Jun 25, 2015

Starving Milky Way Black Hole Gorges on Companion Star5

"It's definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," says Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency's Integral project scientist....More
Jun 18, 2015

Ordinary Goes to Space

Retired NASA astronaut Clay Anderson's autobiography takes a hard look at the often stressful lives and personal struggles of America's shuttle and....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.


Oct 8, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 16

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 7

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal. Less remembered is his controversial offer two years later to cooperate with the Soviet Union on a manned lunar landing....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001) 5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner to a hotel....More
Sep 9, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947) 2

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
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