Air & Space Magazine: May 2012
What NASA will learn from dissecting Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavour
By Greg Freiherr
Events that made the U-2 the world's most famous player in the game of espionage.
By Paul Hoversten
It takes two to land the dragon lady.
By Preston Lerner
It started with a search for images of his hometown in China. Hundreds of miles of film later, he can't stop looking.
By Rebecca Maksel
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
By Mark Betancourt
MIG-17 vs. Lockheed U-2.
By Bob Bergin
The wild flights of Park Service pilots.
By Allen Abel
The Bristol Brabazon was big and it flew. Much more can’t be said.
By Stephan Wilkinson
In World War II Britain, a new group of pilots answered the call to serve.
By Yona Zeldis McDonough
By J.R. Dailey
It took a cartoonist to paint the first serious depiction of aircraft flight.
By Tom Crouch, Senior Curator, Aeronautics division
Before instrument landing systems, military pilots relied on controllers to steer them right to the runway.
By Robert P. Mark
The young airmail pilot logged plenty of time at the local diner.
By Greg Bailey
The ingenious—and goofy—modifications of endurance flights.
By George C. Larson, Member, NAA