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Where Have All the Shuttle Engineers Gone?
To new jobs, some odder than others.
By Jeremy Davis
Panthers At Sea
U.S. Navy Panthers weren’t highly evolved, but they could shoot. And they were air conditioned.
By David Noland
Earth-Like Planets Could be Right Next Door
Astronomers estimate that billions of habitable planets are orbiting red dwarf stars. What would it be like to live there?
By Bruce Lieberman
Alaska and the Airplane
For a century, each has shaped the other.
By Julie Decker and Jeremy Kinney
The Pilots of Mount McKinley
For 50 years, the world has reached the mountain on airplanes from one small town.
By Larry Lowe
Where airplanes have floats, and everybody flies.
By Carl Posey
Alaska’s Crash Epidemic
How technology and an FAA regional office ended it.
By Greg Freiherr
The Astronaut’s Wife
Jan Evans recalls how it was for the families of moon voyagers in the Apollo era.
By Jennifer Ross-Nazzal