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December/January 2018

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Down to Earth

The new U.S. astronaut taxis won't roll to a gentle stop.

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Afghan Air

Corruption. Terrain. Goats on the runway. Everything conspires against civil aviation in Afghanistan.

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A Petrel’s Strange Journey

Why a rare British sailplane survived.

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The Man Who Won the Moon Race

George Low’s idea to shoot for the moon in 1968 may have been Apollo’s boldest decision.

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Earthrise, Reprised

Artists celebrate the 50th anniversary of the planet’s most famous portrait.

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How to Weigh a Galaxy

Hint: Consult its neighbors.

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Vinh Long Easter Sunday

From a long war, veterans of the 175th Assault Helicopter Company will never forget one awful day.

Departments

Soundings

The Sultan of Speed

Remembering the irrepressible Darryl Greenamyer (1936-2018).

Soundings

Get Tuned and Ready for a Space Jam

Gamma ray bells? A gravitational cello? This instrument maker starts by assuming his listeners aren’t human.

Soundings

Clawed to the Top

The Air Force picks its new trainer.

Interview

Former B-2 Pilots Jennifer and John Avery

How was your day at work, dear?

Above & Beyond

Long Live Hubble

Oh, my aching gyros.

In the Museum

It Found What the Moon's Made of

In the 1990s, this modest lunar orbiter found out what the moon is made of.

Interview

A Woman's Place

During aviation’s golden age, female pilots struggled to participate.