Lockheed Martin’s outstanding images of 2013

Lockheed Martin’s Code One magazine is a treasure trove for fans of aviation photography, and their collection of outstanding images of 2013 does not disappoint.

Image credit: Lockheed Martin


NuSTAR provides insight into supernovas

NASA’s NuStar satellite has collected data that may reveal how supernovas explode.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CXC/SAO

Signs of possible liquid water on Mars

Although not conclusive, and there are alternative explanations for the observations, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected possible signs of liquid water on Mars.

Cessna Citation Latitude first flight

Cessna flew the Citation Latitude on February 18, 2014, the latest member of its outstandingly successful Citation family of business jets.

Photo of the Week

Capt. Zachary Proano, 23rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, and Capt. Andrew Parlsen, 23rd BS navigator, conduct a training mission on a B-52H Stratofortress over Nev., Feb. 11, 2014. The 23rd BS conducted a live ordnance training mission dropping a Cluster Bomb Unit 103 and CBU-87 at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Image credit: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/U. S. Air Force

Kate Upton’s zero-g photo shoot

Your humble blogger has a normal interest in bikini-clad supermodels, but that’s not what this blog is about. Here is a worthy exception.

Image credit: Sports Illustrated

Image credit: Sports Illustrated

Image credit: Sports Illustrated

Designing a flight control system

The University of Michigan has created a nice online tutorial on flight control design. Note for the math-phobic: it’s very technical.

Photo of the Week

A-10 at Nellis AFB.
Photo by Jay Backman/Crosswind Images

There are some excellent photographers who post to the Facebook group Combat Aircraft, and Jay Beckman is one of best.

Space Shuttle Columbia debris on display

A haunting exhibit, which is not open to the public.

A year of Aviation Week & Space Technology pilot reports

A year of Aviation Week & Space Technology pilot reports

Bombardier Learjet 75

Beechcraft King Air 350i

Dassault Falcon 2000S

Airbus A400M

Gulfstream G650

Boeing 787