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August 2014

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America’s Next Spaceship

Designed to go where no man has gone before.

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Triple Threat: High, Hot and Heavy

An Army school in Colorado shows military pilots how to master the heights.

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Calamity on the Hogback

When shifting winds downed a helicopter.

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The Accidental Record Setter

How a moonlighting ferry pilot landed in the history books, and other trans-Pacific tales.

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Secrets of the Skunk Works

Exclusive photographs of once-classified inventions from Lockheed’s famous brain trust.

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When Slower Was Faster

The brains—and the physics—behind the 1955 Bendix win.

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Al Gore’s Satellite

It’s almost ready for launch—even if no one wants to take credit for its resurrection.

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Where to Buy a WWI Aeroplane

Just like the ones they used to fly in 1917—almost.

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Before the Fall

Jim Bede and the 1975 BD-5 Jet Team

Departments

Above & Beyond

Splash One Kamikaze

Technically Speaking

Boom and Bust