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September 2019

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Sea Furys

Sea Fury Dynasty

Dreadnought, a race-crowd favorite, is backed by a family tradition.

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CH-47

Move It!

Nobody forgets a ride on the CH-47 Chinook.

Potsdam Gravity Potato

How to Measure a Planet

NASA and other research agencies bring are bringing new tools to the science of geodesy.

volunteer pilots

The Czech Knife

Battling for Israel, volunteers fought in an aircraft that should have been grounded.

Scottish Parliament building

Return of the Black Arrow

The country’s only shot at a nuclear missile is inspiring a new shot at a future in space.

Departments

Viewport

Forces That Lift

From the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Up to Speed

Lost and Almost Found

The researchers are using remotely operated vehicles to scan the seafloor almost two miles down.

Up to Speed

A New Old Trick

An old-school solution for the military’s newest fighter.

Up to Speed

Dronebusters

The science of smashing UAVs.

Up to Speed

Landing Without a Pilot

A successful test in May could point the way to a system almost anyone could use.

I Was There

My Trips to the Moon

Sure, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins did it better. But I did it first.

At the Museum

Night Moves

One of the world’s most successful airliners makes a short trip to a temporary home.

At the Museum

The Flying Lawn Chair

In 1982, truck driver Larry Walters accidentally ended up 16,000 feet above the ground.

A&S NEXT

The Value of Networks

Chris Gabriel Lara, Structural Analyst, The Boeing Company

A&S NEXT

Tried and Trusted

Gone is the caulk gun-like technique dating back to Apollo.

A&S NEXT

Satellite Antennas Inspired by Origami

At Florida International University, students help invent a new kind of communications device.

Q&A

Against All Odds

A new book recounts the Medal of Honor winner’s story.

Ideas That Defy

Goddard Hoopskirt Rocket

A three-second flight to 204 feet may not sound impressive now, but it was a big deal then.