Air & Space Magazine: November 2012
One reason more soldiers are making it home alive.
By Michael Klesius
If your star tracker breaks on the way to the moon, just hit Command P.
By Mark Betancourt
Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.
By Rafael Lima
De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito
By Graham Chandler
The Bell 47, famous as the star of “Whirlybirds,” was the DC-3 of helicopters. Could it make a comeback?
By Mark Huber
While monster telescopes get the attention, the little guys quietly — and cheaply — rack up cosmic finds.
By Damond Benningfield
Some of the airplanes that loom largest in our collective memory have flown only in the movies.
By Preston Lerner
A World War II British foot soldier’s best friend in the air, and the man who rescued Ernest Hemingway.
By Tim Belknap
Seeing is believing.
By J.R. Dailey
Can’t make it to the Museum? There might be an artifact on loan right in your neighborhood.
By Heather Goss
A Navy aircrew got it on film.
By Paul F. Stiller
A Buckminster Fuller design was grounded in aerospace technology.
By Nick D’Alto
75 years ago, the Army Air Corps’ XC-35 launched the pressurized cabin.
By George C. Larson