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Discover Air & Space articles about the people who have shaped the history of flight – and those who will shape its future.
More than 1,500 pieces designed by Paul Dimitriu have flown on the space shuttle.
September 2007 | By Rick Hauck
Did Cuba abandon its private pilots or did they abandon Cuba?
August 2007 | By Rafael Lima
It started with Utopian dreams and rocketeers.
August 2007 | By Asif Siddiqi
This World War II veteran loved flying all airplanes, but especially the Mustang.
August 2007 | By Diane Tedeschi
Take our Earhart quiz and find out.
July 2007 | By airspacemag.com
To Tim Pickens, rockets are the only way to go.
July 2007 | By Peter Garrison
When she vanished-70 years ago this July-she was as big a star as Greta Garbo. Is that why some are still driven to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart?
July 2007 | By Paul Hoversten
When people die serving their country, to what lengths must a government go to recover the bodies?
July 2007 | By Carl Hoffman
The Library of Congress manuscript specialist looks after some of aviation's most historic documents.
July 2007 | By Pat Trenner
How a meeting 50 years ago solved a photographic mystery.
May 2007 | By Joe Pappalardo
Riding an Atlas into space was a piece of cake compared to pulling 32 Gs on the Johnsville centrifuge.
May 2007 | By Mark Wolverton
Willard Custer's Channel Wing looked like a mistake. Turns out his critics were the ones who were wrong.
May 2007 | By Tim Wright
The world's most prolific builder of civilian helicopters.
March 2007 | By Mark Huber
In 2003, China's first astronaut stepped out of his space capsule and into the limelight.
March 2007 | By James R. Hansen
A writer searches southern England for traces of a legendary World War II air force.
March 2007 | By John Fleischman
It took a Supreme Court decision, but in 1963 Marlon Green finally broke into the majors.
March 2007 | By Tony Reichhardt
When it comes to Martian studies, Mike Carr wrote the book.
March 2007 | By Bob Craddock
A talk with the curator of the National Air and Space Museum's soon-to-be-updated exhibit on African-Americans in aviation.
March 2007 | By Diane Tedeschi
The "Father of the 747" talks about the famed airliner's birth.
January 2007 | By Bettina Chavanne
Half a century ago, the rocket scientist tried his hand at fiction.
January 2007 | By airspacemag.com