Air & Space Magazine: May 2009
Robert “Hoot” Gibson’s priorities: (1) Fly. (2) Fly some more.
By Robin White
The first company with a plan—and a rocket—to send humans to orbit answers the existential question.
By Michael Milstein
One day in L.A., a helicopter changed television news forever.
By Stephen Joiner
A true story with an O.Henry ending.
By Mark Huber
The Grumman A-6 was ugly, but it sure could cook.
By Rafael Lima
Nothing gets your attention quite like a meteor screaming in at 40 miles a second.
By Tony Reichhardt
In the skies over Spain, pilots and airplanes rehearsed for World War II.
By Carl Posey
Our photo editor offers 12 tips to make your airshow album a work of art.
By Caroline Sheen
From the desk of the Director of the National Air & Space Museum
By J. R. Dailey
By George C. Larson
Dan Cherry and Hong My met in the skies over North Vietnam in 1972, then again 36 years later.
By Dan Cherry
By Peter M. Cleland
By Paul Hoversten
By George C. Larson, member, NAA