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How Aviation Week Reported The Columbia Tragedy (2003)

Apr 13, 2016
There was plenty of media coverage of the Feb. 1, 2003, loss of space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart over Texas as it reentered the atmosphere,...

Revealing China’s Satellite Killer (2007)

Apr 01, 2016
Aviation Week’s revelation that China had tested an anti-satellite weapon, destroying one of its own aging weather satellites orbiting 537 mi. above...

Designers Study Evolution Of Concorde (1971)

Mar 29, 2016
Five years before Concorde was introduced into service, an advanced design team was already working on a second-generation transport that would be...

A Potted History Of Airships

Mar 23, 2016
From the dawn of aviation, through to the modern day, the airship has undergone sporadic revivals. A pattern emerges that the airship’s...

Effects Of Altitude On Aviators In 1917

Mar 21, 2016
Yandell Henderson, professor of physiology at Yale Medical School, explains the effects of altitude sickness in an article from Aviation Week 99...

Celebrate Leap Day With A Look Back At Our Feb. 29 Issues

Feb 29, 2016
Leap days are pretty rare, of course, coming only once every four years. But when you publish a weekly magazine that’s dated on Mondays, Leap...

XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947)

Feb 23, 2016
Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had...

Finding Our Own History In 100-Year Archive

Feb 12, 2016
Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in the 100-Year Archive. A 1917 ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. featured a photo of a New...

Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956)

Jan 31, 2016
Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on...

A Near View Of French Aviators (1917)

Jan 28, 2016
Some of the largest battles of the First World War were taking place in France when Aviation Week was first published....

Hindenburg: Is The Game Worth The Candle? 1937

Jan 21, 2016
In 1937, AVIATION magazine (then printed monthly), had time to digest the terrible disaster of the Hindenburg airship which was destroyed by fire on...

Improving The Reactions Of First Time Fliers (1931)

Jan 21, 2016
Under the headline, “To Be Or Not To Be”, an article published in the Jan, 7, 1931 issue of AVIATION ponders a question posed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet...

The Present and Past Declines of U.S. Aerospace

Jan 08, 2016
A group of renown panelists this week painted a troubling picture of the challenges faced by the U.S. Aerospace and Defense community. While many of...

7E7 Launches Boeing’s Comeback (2003)

Dec 22, 2015
With Boeing sitting on a backlog of commercial airplane orders worth $426 billion, it's hard to believe that just a dozen years ago there were...
What's From The Archives?

Aviation Week & Space Technology marked its centennial in 2016. Here, we highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

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