Aviation Week & Space Technology – Human Exploration, June 23

Space exploration is giving way to space “pioneering” at NASA and its international and commercial partners, as institutions and companies born during the Cold War space race come to grips with new political and fiscal realities. In a series of interviews with key thinkers in the field, Aviation Week's Frank Morring discovers that cooperation and collaboration are replacing competition as mankind continues to press toward Mars in a go-as-you-can-pay manner. The grandiose mission-oriented engineering strategies of the past are giving way to the modular approaches of computer science, where the idea is to create capabilities and use them over and over to different ends. 

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A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

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Two weeks after a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Soviet air defenses on May 1, 1960, Aviation Week was still buying the false line that the aircraft had not been taken out by a Russian missile but crashed after an engine failure....More
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