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August 2013

June/July 2013

Cover, Contents & Departments

What’s Up, Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy, In the Museum



Sightings, Reviews & Previews, Credits, Forecast, One More Thing




Features



50 Years of Air Racing

Over half a century, a devoted few created the unique culture of Reno.

By Linda Shiner and Caroline Sheen



The Other Guys

NASA needs a space taxi. The likely pick is SpaceX—but don’t count out Colorado-based Sierra Nevada.

By Michael Behar



Cancelled: Larry Bell's Little Idea

Larry Bell’s little idea probably should have been kept to himself.

By Stephan Wilkinson



The Flight Over Avgas

Can private pilots fly unleaded?

By David Freed



The Universe's Baby Boom

A new telescope will tell us how the first stars and galaxies were born.

By Bruce Lieberman



The Gutless Cutlass

In the early jet age, pilots had good reason to fear the F7U.

By DC Agle



Short Decks and Swordfish

Britain’s desperate response to U-boats.

By Robert R. Powell