Watch this airplane land vertically on a cargo ship

I'm glad the world is full of insane people so we can see another seemingly-impossible airplane landing and takeoff: Watch this man stop in midair and touching down on top of a moving ship in the English Channel. At one point it seems like the he's just floating there. » 11/12/13 9:42am 11/12/13 9:42am

Man, Watching Airplanes Take Off and Land Is Like Playing a Video Game

This timelapse video shows the controlled chaos that is airplanes taking off and landing at San Francisco International Airport. If you ever played Flight Control on your phone, it's pretty much exactly as impossible as that. It's incredible how nerve wreckingly efficient the whole process is. I will shut my mouth up… » 8/05/13 10:00pm 8/05/13 10:00pm

Watch the Fiery Crash After Southwest's Landing Gear Collapse

This has not been a great month for commercial airlines—or anything that's supposed to stay in the sky without crashing down amidst flames, really. The most recent mark against flying contraptions occurred yesterday evening at LaGuardia, when the front landing gear of a Boeing 737 collapsed and sent the plane skidding… » 7/23/13 9:31am 7/23/13 9:31am

Watch an Airplane Turn Fog Into Beautifully Spinning Cloud Spirals

We've seen planes create a fiery vortex in the sky before, but here's a more peaceful version of it happening in real time. It's majestically beautiful. The wingtip vortices formed when an Airbus A340 landed at Zurich Airport on a foggy night. Though it looks gorgeous, vortices can be pretty dangerous. » 4/22/13 9:30pm 4/22/13 9:30pm

Experience Mars Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror With Your Own Body

On August 5, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover team will live seven minutes of absolute terror. Until then, however, they are all playing this new Kinect-based Mars Rover Landing game. Or hopefully not, because that would probably make them even more nervous. » 7/16/12 5:13pm 7/16/12 5:13pm