Cover, Contents & Departments
Viewport, Letters, What’s Up, Soundings, In the Museum
Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy
Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, Moments & Milestones
At the Reno air races, pilots know that to go fast, you have to stay cool. That’s where Pete Law comes in.
By Preston Lerner
The Astronaut Question
How long will humans remain better than robots at expiration?
By James R. Chiles
Cancelled: Princess, Dethroned
A British aircraft company could not give up the ship.
By Stephan Wilkinson
How Things Work: Space station Steering
Pilots on board. And they can fly that thing.
By Roger Mola and Tony Reichhardt
Burt Rutan’s Favorite Ride
The Boomerang could be the safest twin ever built.
By Steve Shapiro
I Was There “The Tremendous Potential of Rocketry”
Jimmy Doolittle remembers the birth of the U.S. space program.
By William D. Putnam and Eugene M. Emme
Rescue aircraft are different today, but “surrender” is still a dirty word.
By Stephen Joiner
Not Fade Away
Saving a hangar that housed Curtiss trainers and vought Corsairs.
By Richard Mallory Allnutt
At the nation’s air and space museum, 15 singular-and well loved-airplanes.
By Patricia Trenner