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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
Jun 08, 2015

Earth: Mars Can't Hear You (Just Temporarily)

NASA has ceased routine communications with five spacecraft orbiting and roving the surface of Mars through June 21, a period known as solar....More
May 22, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the....More
May 05, 2015

ISS Fluid Dynamics Experiment: Fresh-Brewed Espresso6

"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," according to European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti....More
Apr 25, 2015

Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission3

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space....More
Apr 21, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso1

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are....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.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 12

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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