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Cover, Contents & Departments
Viewport, Letters, What’s Up, Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy In the Museum
Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, Moments & Milestones
Beyond the Moon
At a point in space 280,000 miles from Earth, four astronauts may find the gateway to the next era of U.S. space exploration.
By Guy Gugliotta
The Drone Started Here
How a lover of model airplanes put together radio control, light weight, and reliability and came up with the Predator.
By Richard Whittle
Cancelled: Britain's High-Mach Ground-Hugging Heartbreak
Aeronautical genius foiled by political foolishness.
By David Noland
How Things Work: Missle Defense
Is Israel's Iron Dome overrated?
By Roger A. Mola
Landsat's tales of loss and renewal.
By Linda Shiner
The Galileo Project
Europe to the U.S.: We have our own GPS, thank you.
By Craig Mellow
Restoration: Lindbergh's Trainer: Brunner-Winkle Bird
A life flying capped by a labor of love.
By Paul Glenshaw
Five daring helicopter crews of five very bad days.
By Preston Lerner