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In December 1972, the B-52 bombers that North Vietnamese missile crews had been waiting for came to Hanoi. Night after night. Over virtually the same track.
January 2001 | By Marshall Michel
NASA has started a new training program to help space station residents fight off cabin fever.
January 2001 | By Beth Dickey
January 2001 | By Charles Spence
January 2001 | By William K. Kershner
As an F-4 Phantom pilot, I had tried to kill these men. And they had tried to kill me. I thought it was time we had a talk.
November 2000 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
Even before NASA was created, civilian and military labs were in search of spacemen.
September 2000 | By Tony Reichhardt
Two airmen and extraordinary courage.
July 2000 | By John Sotham
How airborne detectives collect evidence from a cloud of atomic debris.
July 2000 | By James Schultz
If you remember Vietnam, you remember the Bell UH-1.
May 2000 | By John Sotham
There are more stars in our celestial backyard than we once thought.
May 2000 | By Michael Milstein
Can tiny aircraft deliver the big picture?
May 2000 | By Peter Garrison
It's only a small pane in the International Space Station.
May 2000 | By Leonard David
May 2000 | By Keith Monroe
Not all of aviation's heroic acts happen on the battlefield.
March 2000 | By George C. Larson
Helping seriously ill patients reach far-off medical facilities gives pilots the perfect reason to fly.
March 2000 | By Tom LeCompete
As unpiloted craft take over the reconnaissance mission, an intelligence insider looks back on the work that set recce pilots apart.
March 2000 | By Dino A. Brugioni
At formation flying school, invading your neighbor's space becomes an art form.
January 2000 | By Debbie Gary
How to build the first extraterrestrial airplane.
January 2000 | By Oliver Morton
Tales from the corridors of an agency so secret that officially it didn't exist.
January 2000 | By William E. Burrows
One man’s mid-century portrait of the United States—from 1,500 feet.
January 2000 | By John Fleischman