Jason Paur

I cover all things aerospace at Wired & Medium. And I occasionally follow diversions wherever my knowledge seeking attention span takes me.@jasonpaur


You’re Too Cheap to Fly Faster


As much as the computer age, we are living in the age of speed.

Chuck Yeager reached Mach 1 and broke the sound barrier in 1947, the year…


Drone Strike Killed Six in Oregon — in 1945


The United States suffered its first deadly attack from the use of an unmanned aircraft in the forests of southern Oregon. It was a picnic…


Do Lawyers Make Aviation Any Safer? 


The news that some of the passengers who were on board Asiana Flight 214 are taking the first steps to sue Boeing, some of its suppliers and the…


How a World War II Plane Could Easily Defeat the Joint Strike Fighter

P-51 Mustang vs. Twenty Years of Bureaucracy 

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Want To Be A Rocket Scientist? You’re Hired! 


Last night a winged rocket was dropped from an airplane off the California coast and launched a new telescope into orbit, giving scientists…


Just Pay the Government to Take Your Data

 The Perfect Pitch, To A Captive Audience


“But their line has seven agents, ours has zero!”


Want a Ride to Orbit? Call the Russians (or Chinese)


Anybody who follows the long-to-type, but wonderfully simple howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com noticed the number took a big jump…


Space Tourism Isn’t Just a Thrill Ride for the Rich

Rockets could smash the commercial air speed barrier, but the industry needs time to evolve — and willing…


You’re Too Cheap to Fly Faster


As much as the computer age, we are living in the age of speed.

Chuck Yeager reached Mach 1 and broke the sound barrier in 1947, the year…


Welcome to Lift and Drag


When did flight lose its magic? Not the actual magic that keeps airplanes in the air, that’s still there, because they’re still flying. But what about the magic that…