Due to weather conditions, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York will be closed January 27. The National Zoo will open at 10 a.m.
Opening Annoucements, Cover, Contents
Departments:Viewport, Letters, What's Up, Soundings, In the Museum, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy
Felix Baumgartner’s summer travel plans: 1 24-mile trip—straight down.
By Mark Betancourt
All eyes are on the Eurofighter; too bad some are looking at it on radar screens. Is stealth essential?
By Carl Posey
My Other Vehicle Was a Spacecraft
Shuttle veterans find happiness at slower speeds.
By Phil Scott
Time to Climb
Designed to intercept, a Yak-3U leaps at a world record.
By George C. Larson
The Quiet Revolution
Shhhh! Dreamliner manufacturing zone.
By Stephen Joiner
Cancelled: Meet the Beetle!
When tail sitters were the rage, France built the weirdest.
By Jeremy Davis
Satellite in a Week
Can a small office in the Department of Defense change the ways of the aerospace establishment?
By Todd Neff
Two airplanes aren’t always better than one.
By Lynn Keillor
Departments: Reviews & Previews, Forecast, Credits, Moments & Milestones