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Cool Stuff: ISS Selects 8 Astronauts

Article | Jul 25, 2013

Want to be an astronaut someday? The job requires you to pass a physical, be a U.S. citizen with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics, and have 1,000 or more hours logged as a jet pilot.

Cool Stuff: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Article | Jul 25, 2013

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson and his family will be the first tourists to blast into sub-orbital space on the maiden voyage of SpaceShipTwo in December.

NASA 747 scans southern sky

Article | Jul 23, 2013

A Boeing 747 modified to carry a massive telescope is plying the southern skies for science.

Aldrin lends star power to PayPal Galactic

Article | Jun 28, 2013

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the star of the show as PayPal announced plans to develop space currency.

NASA dirigible hangar at Moffett up for grabs

Article | Jun 05, 2013

NASA can't afford to operate the private Moffett Federal Field and can't restore the 1,100-foot-long Hangar One that housed dirigibles in the 1930s. Hopefully a private contractor will come to the rescue.

Proficient Pilot: Reflections, 1963-2013

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

My first magazine article, “Why Not Really Learn to Navigate,” appeared in these pages exactly 50 years ago (June 1963).

Cool Stuff: NASA launches smartphone satellites

Article | Jun 01, 2013

You can make calls on a smartphone, send and receive emails, edit Office documents, or add seemingly endless apps. But now you can add one more thing to the list of what smartphones can do. On April 21, three smartphones became low-cost satellites after they rode to space aboard the maiden flight of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares.

The Unlikeliest Astronaut

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Alone in the sleek, composite shell of an experimental spacecraft he helped build, suspended beneath the broad wings of the 'White Knight' carrier airplane, test pilot Mike Melvill is glad to finally get busy.

NASA project provides critical tool for water management

Article | May 06, 2013

A Twin Otter packed with sensors has begun a three-year quest to measure mountain snowpack with unprecedented precision.

Flight training to the extreme

Article | Apr 25, 2013

A training and research center just outside of Philadelphia specializes in pushing pilots to the limits of human physiology, and offers to civilians a range of experiences that are otherwise reserved for military aviators.

Burt Rutan developing new seaplane

Article | Apr 09, 2013

Two years after retirement, Burt Rutan is at it again, developing a new seaplane called the Skigull at his cabin near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. At first he thought he had an original design, a tandem-seat twin-engine amphibian that rises from the water on skis but can land on snow, grass, and if you must, a paved airport.

ASF - Aircraft Deicing/Anti-icing Equipment

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing Equipment The resources listed below are provided as additional information to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing Equipment Safety Advisor. The links below provide information on icing accident statistics, weather flying strategies, certification of aircraft, and suggestions on how to tell if your aircraft is approved for flight in known icing conditions.

Mars exploration earns NASA/JPL a Collier Trophy

Article | Mar 14, 2013

The National Aeronautic Association awarded the 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy to the NASA /JPL Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Project Team. The team the same day revealed that Mars might have once supported a habitable environment, based on analysis of a rock found near an ancient stream bed.

AOPA Live to stream women in space presentations

Article | Mar 07, 2013

AOPA Live will run a live stream of presentations honoring 50 years of women in space during the Women Fly it Forward event at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md., on March 9.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

Mosquito bomber heading for U.S. Restoration took place in New Zealand By Alton K.

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week seeks volunteers

Article | Feb 14, 2013

The Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide is looking for organizations and individuals to get involved in activities March 4 through10. This year's events will celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Aeronautical milestones compete for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 05, 2013

Seven projects and teams that advanced aviation and aerospace during 2012 are in the running to receive the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy when a new recipient is selected March 11.

Other cool stuff: NASA rocketry challenge

AV8RS | Feb 01, 2013

There’s nothing like dreaming high, reaching for the stars …. even blasting off.

David Clark: 70 years of flying under pressure

Article | Jan 24, 2013

Red Bull Stratos jumper Felix Baumgartner, U-2 pilots, and NASA astronauts from John Glenn to Neil Armstrong, among other high fliers, have a tailor in common, and a connection that extends to every general aviation pilot who flies with pale green ear cups.

NASA funds ‘green’ aviation technology partnerships

Article | Jan 10, 2013

NASA has selected eight promising green aviation technology projects to test in real-world conditions, with the goal of making future aviation more efficient and quieter, and reducing environmental impact.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Former Cessna chair, Tuskegee CFI to join hall of fame

Article | Dec 19, 2012

A former Cessna chairman who used money from air racing prizes to meet payroll during the Depression is among the inductees to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the board of trustees announced Dec. 17.

NASA announces plan for next Mars rover

Article | Dec 06, 2012

Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity have company coming in 2020, provided NASA's budget survives the current federal negotiations.

Curiosity finding 'good dirt' on Red Planet's evolution

AV8RS | Dec 01, 2012

NASA’s Curiosity rover is literally digging up dirt and finding information that is helping to unlock mysteries of the Red Planet.

SpaceX completes first cargo delivery to space station

AV8RS | Dec 01, 2012

You can tame wild horses or even feral cats. But astronauts living on the International Space Station have one up on you.