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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
Some went west. This is the story of the ones who went east.
September 2003 | By Anatoly Zak
"Uh oh. Why is this piston rod left over?" Meet the pilots who are gutsy enough to fly freshly restored airplanes.
July 2003 | By Mark Huber
Fifty years ago, North Korea's secret allies plotted to heist from the United States a North American F-86.
July 2003 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
The astronaut who commanded the first shuttle flight after Challenger explains his decision.
July 2003 | By Richard Hauck
No airplane in the world could outshine Howard Hughes' H-1 Racer--until Jim Wright built a copy of it.
May 2003 | By Preston Lerner
To understand the brothers, one historian found that what you know is less important than who you know.
March 2003 | By Tom D. Crouch
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
When a private collection of Wright Company papers went public, we discovered that many of our notions about the Wrights' business practices were wrong.
March 2003 | By Douglas Gantenbein
Machines alone could not have pushed the airplane forward.
March 2003 | By Patricia Trenner
You wouldn't have wanted to be along on most of them.
March 2003 | By Perry Turner
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise