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July 2014

July 2014


Infrared Dawn

The next space telescope will see to The Edge.

By Chris Klimek

Fighter Pilot’s Survival Guide

Today’s manual of fighter tactics was written 100 years ago, in World War I.

By John Sotham

Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

“Inconceivably noisy,” says the author, but a blast.

By Geoff Dyer

Restoration: Northrop X-4

All X-planes ask a question. Sometimes the answer is no.

By Stephan Wilkinson

747: The World’s Airliner

The first jumbo jet has transported the equivalent of 80 percent of the human race.

By Christine Negroni

Russia’s Rocket Town

A stroll through the Baikonur Cosmodrome’s neighborhood.

By James Hill

The Spaceport in Siberia

Russia is building a rocket launch complex six time zones from Moscow. Will its aerospace industry follow?

By Anatoly Zak

Build Your Own Drone

Made from scratch, a Kestrel takes flight.

By Ed Darack

Geared Turbofan Engines

Less fuel, longer range, easy maintenance-yay!

By Roger A. Mola

Night Fighter

Why Douglas Skyknight crews weren’t afraid of the dark.

By Robert Bernier


Cover, Contents & Viewport, Letters, What’s Up, Soundings, Above & Beyond, Above & Beyond, In the Museum

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