Air & Space Magazine: September 2013
Should the chief builder of the International Space Station be the company that offers taxi service there? Boeing thinks so.
By Craig Mellow
A Smithsonian curator evaluates recent challenges to the Wright brothers’ place in history.
By Tom Crouch
Swarms of small, orbiting cameras are coming. To watch.
By Tony Reichhardt
It had the body of a fighter and a bomber’s soul.
By William E. Burrows
Fewer than 100 pilots climb the ladder to the B-2 cockpit.
By James R. Chiles
The most classified technology in a stealthy airplane is its skin.
By Roger A. Mola
Behind the scenes, they make airshow stars shine.
By Debbie Gary
Bold missions called for bold architecture.
By Stuart W. Leslie
An Evening With a Telescope
By J.R. Dailey
How I came up with the numbers that amazed.
By William Vietinghoff
The first flyer in Texas—and his airplane.
By Preston Lerner
A rare da Vinci codex on birdflight goes on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
By Rebecca Maksel