Cover, Contents & Departments
Viewport, Letters, What’s Up, Soundings, In the Museum
Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, Moments & Milestones
For those critically wounded in combat, U.S. military aircraft go the extra mile.
By Michael Klesius
Printed in Space
How to save weigh on a journey to Mars: Make only the tools you need—on the way.
By Mark Betancourt
Cuba During the Missile Crises
50 years ago, few Cubans knew the whole world was watching.
By Rafael Lima
Carpenter’s Special: de Haviland D.H.98 Mosquito
Never has there been a more successful warplane made of wood.
By Will Wright
Ode to the Bubble
The first helicopter to fly a U.S. president may be the last helicopter to retire.
By Mark Huber
Pint-Size Sky Watchers
What can a small telescope possibly discover? Half a million near-Earth asteroids, for starters.
By Damond Benningfield
And the Oscar Goes to… the Airplane!
Were you fooled by these Hollywood fakes?
By Preston Lerner
Who Was Fatty Pearson
Some stories that Royal Air Force pilots circulated about him may not be wholly true. The one written by Ernest Hemingway was.
By Tim Belknap