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October/November 2018

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A Mission for the Resurrected

To fly through the apex of a storm, NASA needed to raid the boneyard.

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Abort!

When a launch goes bad, how do you save the crew?

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Return of the MiG-17

The high-speed, high-G Soviet classic showed airshow fans why Phantoms feared MiGs.

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'Some of Us Have Got to Die'

What the 1949 film Twelve O’Clock High still tells us about air combat and the burden of command.

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The Flight (and Fights) of Apollo 7

With barely a year left in the decade, three astronauts knew it was up to them: Keep Kennedy’s promise or kill it.

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Great War Stories

Through a long-ago correspondence, a young boy met the last living pilots of World War I.

Departments

Soundings

Outbreak Forecasting

Using NASA satellites, scientists are learning to predict malaria outbreaks.

Above & Beyond

Summer Days at the Aerodrome

A 1961 road trip to Rhinebeck, New York.

Interview

Space For the Masses

Can Scaled Composites design a practical—and affordable—way to put payloads into orbit?

In the Museum

Javier Arango's Extraordinary Gifts

Two recent arrivals to the National Air and Space Museum.

Reviews & Previews

He Had the Power

How one man ruled NASA for 30 years.

A&S NEXT

To Build in Space

I love my job, and here’s how I got it.