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With new techniques in genetic experimentation, can biologists make hardier space dwellers?
July 2001 | By Kenneth S. Kosik
How two Lockheed F-104 Starfighters became airshow stars.
May 2001 | By Carl Hoffman
Why General Electric put an airplane engine on a truck and drove it to the top of Pikes Peak.
May 2001 | By Donald Sherman
When the job demands ingenuity, NASA engineers whip gadgets worthy of James Bond.
May 2001 | By Eric Adams
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler
May 2001 | By Doug Hinton
May 2001 | By Charles Spence
For every airplane, there's a region of the flight envelope into which it dare not fly.
March 2001 | By Peter Garrison
Helicopter pilots play chicken with high-voltage power lines so crews can work on live wires.
March 2001 | By James R. Chiles
The wonderful, unworkable world of airplane design in the years before the Wright brothers.
March 2001 | By Phil Scott
A helicopter pilot recalls his peacekeeping tour of duty over one of the world's most strife-torn regions.
January 2001 | By Jonathan Knaul
Behind the glamour boys in X-planes is an entire profession making sure your Cessna has its wings on straight.
January 2001 | By D.C. Agle
Once swallowed whole by TWA, local Missouri favorite Ozark Air Lines flies again.
January 2001 | By Nan Chase
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