Air & Space Magazine: January 2013
On board Atlantis, the closing of an era.
By Tony Reichhardt
The newest eyes in the sky are drawing the attention of power companies, conservation groups, and the ACLU.
By James R. Chiles
The pilots and fans dedicated to prolonging the stardom of the Beech 18.
By David Freed
Inventive design or fatal flaw? On a homebuilt airplane, one person makes the call.
By Sarah Brown
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
By David Sears
A team of NASA alums is building a spacecraft to protect Earth - and you can help.
By Bruce Lieberman
University of Maryland students close in on the human-powered helicopter prize.
By Paul Glenshaw
A couple of very good deals
By J.R. Dailey
The Sikorsky HO5S-1 made its name flying medevac missions in Korea.
By Rebecca Maksel
Panic attacks in an airliner? Try a smaller airplane, with a friend as your pilot.
By Jeremy Davis
In 1955, some transatlantic flights still offered sleeper berths.
By Mariana Gosnell
The Ranger series of space probes finally succeeded — on the seventh try.
By George C. Larson