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Getting all the components of a complex aircraft to fit and function satisfactorily required more than a year of careful design work, however on January 30, 1942, the Army Air Corps awarded Northrop a contract to build two XP-61 prototypes. Rediscover the Black Widow on the 80th anniversary year of its first flight.
Margaret Weitekamp reflects on the life and legacy of Star Trek actor Nichelle Nichols.
When you hear the term “space archaeology” you might envision a khaki-clad astronaut excavating the Moon. But actually, space archaeologists are actually Earth-bound researchers who use satellite and other aerial imagery to assist in archaeological applications right here on our home planet. This imagery is used to find new archaeological sites, track changes on already discovered ones, and even helps fight looting.
Canadians Bill Lishman and Joe Duff founded Operation Migration in 1994 to teach captive-reared birds to migrate by following the Cosmos Phase II ultralight aircraft.
For many people across the country, if you asked “what’s in your garage?” they might just say an airplane!
For people who need aid—vital medical help, relief services, and transportation—humanitarian flights can mean survival. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is one such example of humanitarian flight.
Corporations around the world depend on airplanes.
Curator Michael Neufeld explores Buzz Aldrin's lesser-known mission: the Gemini XII mission.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a...lion?
Spacecraft face a dramatic range of conditions, from airless worlds bombarded by tiny meteorites to environmental extremes, when exploring our Universe.