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Astronauts Waiting for a Ride
Now that the space shuttle's gone, what do astronauts do?
By Michael Cassutt
The Outrageous Adolescence of the F-16
Small, fast, and in your face.
By Eileen Bjorkman
Presenting the First Air & Space Photo Contest Winners
By The Editors
Checklist for war
By James R. Chiles
News from the Dawn of Time
Will a new picture of the universe’s first light overturn a theory that has reigned for 30 years?
By Michael Milstein
Letters From a JN-4 Pilot
“Give me a Lewis gun in the cockpit of a fast fighter plane, and I know that I’d be satisfied with life.”
By William Crawford Woods
If aliens were sending a probe to study this planet, where would you tell it to land?
By Heather Goss
And We Could Not Fail
How NASA became part of the nation's the civil rights revolution
By Richard Paul