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Celebrating Ten Years of Road Trips on Mars

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

These books will interest adults and open everyone's eyes to the kind of books kids should be reading to meet the CCSS; if only more teachers and administrators were aware of them.

US Company MacGyvers a New Military Jet

Steve Tupper | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Steve Tupper

Imagine secret agent Angus MacGyver with access to the technology of a Fortune 500 aerospace enterprise. But, this time, he's not fighting bad guys. He's facing a challenge that would intimidate even James Bond. He's doing battle with budget.

JumpStarting the Next Age of Entrepreneurs

Turnstyle | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) When crowdfunding first burst onto the scene last decade it was if a massive weight was lifted. Finally there was a ...

Moon Mission Plan Takes Top Prize In Space Exploration Contest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Rod Pyle, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 04/05/2013 06:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com PASADENA, Calif. — A team of students has come up with an am...

John Celock

Lawmakers Take Steps To Protect Drone Economies

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The introduction of legislation Wednesday to ban drone use in Kansas has raised concerns over the potential impact of a ban on the state's economy, a ...

Inventor To Ride 'Survival' Pod Over Niagara Falls

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

A Seattle inventor plans to test his "tsunami survival capsule" with a plunge over Niagara Falls, according to the Mirror UK. Julian Sharpe, 50, ex...

Ryan Grim

Elon Musk Battles Space Industry Vets

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Elon Musk, the aerospace and green energy mogul, engaged in a very public spat with The New York Times after the paper gave r...

Don't Ground Innovation Along With Dreamliner

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Innovation has been a popular business buzzword in recent years, and for good reason: It's critical to remaining competitive.

Astoria Characters: The Music Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

George Phillips, a fire hydrant with Einstein's frizzled hair, is the owner of Astoria Music, but it's more fitting to call him a one-man band because ever since he took over the shop three decades ago, he's remained its one and only employee.

Contractors: The Pentagon Isn't a Jobs Program

Ben Freeman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Cutting waste at the Pentagon and strengthening our economic security will strengthen our national security. Congress can avoid sequestration's meat-cleaver approach, and instead use a scalpel to make strategic cuts.

Long, Lonely, Liminal

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

I don't know where I first saw the photographs. I don't remember if it was in a book, or a magazine, or maybe even online. I'm pretty sure I saw the s...

Policymakers Must Support the Mantra 'American Made'

Richard P. Michalski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Richard P. Michalski

We must invest in the American workforce and continue to fund research to stay ahead of our competitors -- and our enemies. The only way America will continue to lead in the aerospace industry is if we continue to stay ahead of our global competitors.

WATCH: Colbert Discusses China's Aviation Future With James Fallows

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

Stephen Colbert welcomed James Fallows onto The Report on Tuesday night to discuss Atlantic National Correspondent's new book China Airborne, which ex...

The Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize: One of the Last Great Aviation Firsts

Dr. Todd Reichert | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Dr. Todd Reichert

The problem, of course, is that the human body can produce, at best, about 1 horsepower for a one-minute flight. This is about half the power that it takes to run a good hair dryer! Is it even possible to build a helicopter that can lift so much weight on so little power?

Student Innovators "Get Their Genius On"

Nancy Conrad | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Nancy Conrad

Innovators like Steve Jobs don't just happen -- they are grown. The question is how? The simple answer is: young minds must be challenged and engaged.

PHOTOS: An Aerospace Engineer's Chocolate Factory & Rum Distillery

Jade Doskow | Posted 04.14.2012 | Food
Jade Doskow

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Happy Aerospace Holidays: Wright Brothers Day

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.05.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If even one person who reads this comes away aware of the historical significance of December 17th, then I will consider myself successful in writing this.

Space History in DC -- 11 Hours in the Air and Space Museum

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The actual lunar spacesuits with traces of moondust still on them give me the chills. And how they're presented in such a dark, quiet case -- you really do feel like you're looking through to watch astronauts walking on the moon.

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...

WATCH: China's Largest Unmanned Helicopter Completes Test Flight

Posted 07.10.2011 | World

China's largest unmanned helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight over the weekend. First displayed at an international airshow last No...

The Senate Launch System

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

At a time when politicians say we need to be trimming the budget, why are senators pushing to spend $2 billion on their Senate Launch System, which uses an outdated approach to space exploration?

Controversial Outsourcing In Construction Of Boeing's Much-Hyped Dreamliner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EVERETT, Washington (By Kyle Peterson) - On a blustery and drizzly December afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, about 20 airplanes sat engineless and...

Alcoa Posts Profit On Huge Demand For Metal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Steve James): Alcoa Inc, the largest U.S. aluminum producer, reported a fourth-quarter profit on Monday and projected a 12-percent rise i...

The Rise of the New "Frontier" Movement

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

The US space program is in the midst of a historic revolution. The White House's plan to hand over low Earth orbit activities to the rising US commerc...

WATCH: Iran Launches New Missile

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Wednesday that it has successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface missile. (Scroll d...