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  • Apr 14, 2015
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    Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 2

    The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Space Symposium Outlook

    Ahead of next week's Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, our editors discuss the latest on an American-built engine to send U.S. national security assets to space, competition between ULA and Space X, the state of U.S.-Russian relations and more....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
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    Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 10

    The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
  • Mar 27, 2015
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    U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 8

    "He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
  • Mar 25, 2015
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    Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

    "We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Into a New Launch Era

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is one of the largest operators of the Boeing 777-300ER, which forms the backbone of its extensive long-haul network (Boeing photo). A series of articles details the carrier’s strategies for overcoming the challenges facing many Asia-Pacific airlines. Also in this issue are reports on lessons aircraft makers are drawing from automobile manufacturing, trends in the aircraft MRO market and India's painstaking negotiations with France for military aircraft purchases.

 

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