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NASA tests insect solutions

Article | Nov 27, 2013

A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.

Event Spotlight

Article | Nov 11, 2013

Five aircraft loaded with clothes, blankets, food, and toys left airports around Maryland and flew to Carl A. Spaatz Field in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was part of the NASA Goddard Flying Club’s annual Wings of Warmth event.

Artist and astronaut honored at convention

Article | Oct 24, 2013

One who traveled in space and another who paints aviation scenes--their common bond is their passion for flight and their recent recognition for their work.

NBAA to host Teachers' Day at annual event

Article | Oct 08, 2013

The National Business Aviation Association will host a Build A Plane Teachers' Day at its annual meeting.

Hyperloop

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Futuristic high-speed Hyperloop would allow travel on air

October's Historical Firsts

Article | Oct 03, 2013

 Oct. 1, 1958 — NASA formally opens for business. Its first administrator was T. Keith Glennan, the president of Case Institute of Technology and a former member of the Atomic Energy Commission. (Left to Right-Glennan, Dryden, Horner)

Orbital Sciences aims for ISS rendezvous

Article | Sep 05, 2013

Orbital Sciences will launch a cargo-hauling spacecraft Sept. 17 for a first rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Pilot Counsel: ASRS

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

It seems time again to remind pilots about the FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP), administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS).

NASA crashes helo to improve safety

Article | Aug 29, 2013

NASA on Aug. 28 dropped a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter fuselage with test dummies on board to test seat belts and gather data.

NASA: 3-D printed rocket part holds up in test

Article | Aug 27, 2013

NASA reports 3-D printed fuel injector sets rocket power milestone.

Angel Flight West launches Endeavour Awards

Article | Aug 14, 2013

Angel Flight West’s new Endeavour Awards put the spotlight on public benefit flying.

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.