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August 2018

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Merlin

World’s Fastest Piston-Power Airplane

A star team led by a racing phenom grabbed the record. But there’s one left to break.

TESS will reveal the natures of these alien places.

Our New Planet Hunter

Around one of 20 million stars, TESS will find something that looks like us.

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Astronauts, Your Ride’s Here!

SpaceX and Boeing get ready to introduce their taxi service to orbit.

An Me 262 replica flees a Mustang

Where’s the Prop?

First-hand accounts from the pilots who brought us into the jet age—sometimes the hard way.

Waterman

Devoted to the Stars

Told she couldn’t succeed in science, one woman proved there are many ways to leave a legacy.

Stare at the sun (safely!) or look at Venus through the telescopes outside the National Air and Space Museum.

50 Years of Skygazing

Seattle’s Zunum Aero

Green Skies

Noiseless, low-emission flight may be here sooner than you think.

Departments

Interview

Jack Clemons

A space program veteran reflects on the teamwork that put men on the moon.

Oldies and Oddities

A B-17 Came to Roost in Oregon

A&S NEXT

Hands on History

As a restoration specialist at the National Air and Space Museum, Chris Redderson gets to work on some of the world’s most famous airplanes.

In the Museum

Night Stalker

A&S NEXT

The Cool Side of Tropical Warfare

Take one Corsair, 5 ammo cans, canned milk and circle at 33,000 feet.

Milestone

Shark Spotter

How to distinguish a harmless blob in the water from a threat.

Books

When Bombers Ruled

A new book examines the power of the Strategic Air Command during the cold war.