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September 2015

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Bring the Fallen Airmen Home

A volunteer group helps fund searches for the missing by selling rides in the types of aircraft they once flew.

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Disaster Prevention in a Gulfstream

Earthquakes, volcanoes, mudslides: Airborne radar watches all the ways the earth moves.

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Huey Pilots: Where the Heroes Were Made

Basic training for a dangerous job.

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15 Years of Living in Space

The highs and lows of life in an orbiting tin can

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Russian Territory

How the other half lives.

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Space Station ER

What happens if an astronaut in space needs surgery?

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The Future of Construction in Space

Is the International Space Station the last aluminum spacecraft?

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Love Letter to the 747

In his new book, an airline pilot contemplates the wonder of flight and the world’s first jumbo jet.

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Where Did Max Miller Die?

One man’s search for the place where the U.S. Air Mail Service lost a star

Departments

Soundings

Showtime for E-Planes

A battery-powered race to cross the English Channel.

Soundings

ISO First Moon Lander

Fifty years later, researchers try to locate the first spacecraft to land on another world.

Interview

John C. Lewis

A visionary scientist says that asteroids and comets can be the foundation of a lucrative space-based economy.

Technically Speaking

The Cult of the Sonic Cruiser

The airliner that never took off.

Oldies and Oddities

The Last Piston-Engine Dogfights

Corsairs against Mustangs in the skies over Central America in 1969.

In the Museum

Mementos of the First Flights

Evelyn Kendall’s collection of early flight artifacts lands at the Museum.