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Spring 2021


Volume 27, Issue 1

FEATURES

The first use of laser-guided bombs changed aerial warfare forever when it finally brought down the Dragon’s Jaw bridge, a critical bombing target that had cost a dozen American aircraft during the Vietnam War. 

Richard Browning uses the human mind to balance and control flight, producing a new generation of practical (if expensive) jet packs.

Dubbed the Gossamer Albatross, Paul MacCready's engineering marvel revolutionized aeronautics when it became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel.

Vintage NASA photography has never been more popular. But, unlike the missions they depict, authentication of these prints is not an exact science.

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