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Apr 15, 2015

Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-....More
Mar 27, 2015

U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay9

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore....More
Mar 25, 2015

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East....More
Mar 21, 2015

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More6

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 19, 2015

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado....More
Mar 17, 2015

SpaceX's New Spin on Falcon 941

Modifications to the Falcon 9 v1.1 will lead to a new design for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy....More
Mar 13, 2015

Rocking Aurora Point to Large Ocean on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

"A deep ocean under the icy crust of Ganymede opens up further exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth," said John Grunsfeld, associate....More
Mar 12, 2015

Inside The World's First Space-Based Commercial Laser-Relay Service

Europe's EDRS will use laser beam transmissions between low-Earth orbiting (LEO) spacecraft and commercial communications satellites in geostationary....More
Mar 01, 2015

U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions5

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 25, 2015

Inside The Roc's Lair20

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California....More
Feb 21, 2015

Saturday Spacewalk Kicks Off Addition of Commercial Crew Docking Ports to ISS6

"I worked up a lather on that one," quipped NASA spacewalker Barry "Butch" Wilmore. "You guys have done just a superb job," noted Mission Control....More
Feb 17, 2015

Plumes Spotted in Martian Atmosphere Baffle Experts1

"...both explanations defy our current understanding of Mars' upper atmosphere," says European led study team....More
Feb 17, 2015

Russian Progress Re-supply Capsule Races Toward Space Station Docking

Russia's Progress 58, or M-26M, is carrying 3.1 tons of propellant, water, compressed oxygen, spare parts, research gear and other dry goods....More
Feb 10, 2015

Dragon Capsule Returns From Fifth Contracted Space Station Resupply Mission1

The Dragon capsule splashed down under parachute, SpaceX confirmed at 7:45 p.m., EST....More
Feb 05, 2015

Spacecraft Propellant Tank Lands On Brazilian Farm6

The object, which the Brazilian Space Agency later identified as a spacecraft propellant tank, fell 50 meters from a house....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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