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Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, One More Thing
The Spacewalk That Almost Killed Him
How Luca Parmitano survived the scariest wardrobe malfunction in NASA history.
By Tony Reichhardt
Cops and Robots
Law enforcement prepares for its newest rookies: drones.
By Mark Betancourt
Slow Boat to Space
A little company dreams of replacing rocket power with buoyancy.
By Mark Karpel
A European spacecraft is about to make history’s first landing on a comet.
By Guy Gugliotta
Solo Around the World
Twenty-seven years after Amelia Earhart tried, Geraldine Mock did it.
By Amy Saunders
Old, Bold Pilots
In Oceanside, California, there are 300 of them. And oh, the stories they tell.
By Stephen Joiner
Q: What Fighter Pilot Used Gum on His Windscreen as a Gunsight?
The answer* is in a new Air & Space trivia book, guaranteed to win your bar bets.
The Puzzle of Vertical Takeoff
Followed by the failure of vertical landing.
By Chad Slattery
The Most Talented Aviation Pioneer You’ve Never Heard of
Starling Burgess beat the Wright brothers at their own game.
By Paul Glenshaw