Air & Space Magazine: July 2012
Can space-diver Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier without breaking his neck?
By Mark Betancourt
For the first time since World War II, fighters are stationed at RAF Northolt.
By Carl Posey
Now that the space shuttle has retired, astronauts are rediscovering the joys of flying airplanes.
By Phil Scott
A Yak 3U gets to 10,000 feet in 125 seconds.
By George C. Larson
The Dreamliner’s quiet revolution.
By Stephen Joiner
The Coléoptère was one weird-looking aircraft.
By Jeremy Davis
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
By Todd Neff
Ten of aviation's most famous hitch-hikers.
By Lynn Keillor
Discovery takes a victory lap before settling in at the National Air and Space Museum.
By J.R. Dailey
The Annual Bensen Days fly-in welcomes rotorheads.
By Bill Wilson
Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
By Rebecca Maksel
Naval aviators push Qaddafi's buttons in a 1981 exercise.
By Commander Thompson E. Sanders U.S. Navy (Ret.)
When flying in Papua, be prepared for surprises.
By Nate Gordon
Within months of its first flight, August Bellanca's Skyrocket II set five world speed records.
By George C. Larson, Member, NAA