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It's getting harder to find good help these days. So these space engineers built their own
July 2005 | By Michael Behar
Meet the men who kept the Thunderbolts flying.
July 2005 | By Thomas D. Jones and Robert F. Dorr
How NASA recovered from the Columbia tragedy and tackled the job of getting the shuttle flying again.
May 2005 | By Linda Shiner
A cosmonaut remembers the exhilaration-and terror-of his first space mission.
January 2005 | By Alexei Leonov
What does the Northrop P-61 have in common with Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne?
January 2005 | By Mark Gatlin
Wealthy beyond measure and weird beyond belief, Howard Hughes was an aerospace leviathan.
November 2004 | By Preston Lerner
Night vision goggles can save a pilot's life or, if he hasn't had adequate training, take it.
November 2004 | By John Croft
If we could see all the holes gouged in the Earth by asteroids, we'd run screaming for cover.
May 2004 | By Tony Reichhardt
Seven airmen talk about the event none wants to experience.
May 2004 | By Phil Scott
If a capsule was good enough to get a crew to the moon, these old-timers say, it's good enough to get a crew back to Earth.
May 2004 | By James Oberg
With their own country occupied by Germany, French air cadets came to Alabama to learn to fly. Vive la Dixie!
March 2004 | By Janelle Dupont
The plasma rocket, says U.S. astronaut Franklin Chang-DÃaz, is the propulsion technology of the future.
March 2004 | By Beth Dickey
A month of war through the night-vision goggles of a Marine AH-1W SuperCobra pilot.
January 2004 | By Story and photographs by James Cox
If spins can kill, why aren't pilots trained to handle them?
November 2003 | By Joseph Bourque
They're the ones thinking outside the space capsule.
November 2003 | By James Oberg
The EWO and the MIRV: Cold war talk for an RC-135 crew's lucky day.
November 2003 | By Robert L. Brown
It's the one area of space science in which you get to eat the experiment.
September 2003 | By Robert Zimmerman
Space exploration may come naturally to Europeans, but it doesn't come easily.
September 2003 | By William Triplett
Better technology is helping airline pilots keep a safe distance from terrain.
September 2003 | By Damond Benningfield
How the fighting in Southeast Asia transformed a curious young man into a fiercely dedicated pilot.
September 2003 | By Roger Warner