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April/May 2011

Air & Space April/May 2011

Opening Annoucements, Cover, Contents

Departments:Viewport, Letters, Soundings, In the Museum



Departments:Above & Beyond



Departments:Flights & Fancy



“That’s PROFESSOR Global Hawk”

Northrop Grumman’s long-winged UAV looks down its nose at hurricanes.

By Kara Platoni



The Mojave Launch Lab

Live fast. Launch rockets.

By Stephen Joiner



Project Equine

A new book introduced the small team of photo interpreters who relayed to the president what the U-2 spyplane saw in the Soviet Union.

By Dino Brugioni



Biplanes & US

What puts you in touch with aviation history and is really, really fun?



Take a Ride in a B-25

You’ll find cramped quarters and oversize thrills.

By Phil Scott



1986

A year that can only be called interesting.

By Paul Hoversten



The Power of 25

Think of it as a crash course in aeronautical trivia.



The Family He Left Behind

What Yuri Gagarin’s friends and relatives remember about the first person to orbit Earth.

By Allen Abel



Departments: Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast



Departments: Moments & Milestones