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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK
Relying on Russia
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INTERNATIONAL BEAT
Aerospace outsourcing; Russian-Chinese airliner

IN BRIEF
Naval missile interceptor; NGA seeks new recruits; lasers comm

PROPULSION & ENERGY 2015
Highlights from the forum in Orlando

THE VIEW FROM HERE
Planetary defense
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CONVERSATION
Space explorer
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BOOKS
An airline pilot enchanted by flight

OUT OF THE PAST
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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Features

VIEWPOINT: TWO VIEWS ON RUSSIAN SPACE
A spate of Russian launch failures and fiscal mismanagement has stirred angst from the Kremlin to Congress. Two space experts provide divergent opinions.
by Anatoly Zak (Read it) and James Oberg (Read it)

SAFER EJECTION SEATS
Ejecting from a warplane has always been hazardous, but many pilots face more danger because their ejection seats weren’t designed to accommodate modern helmets. A solution may be at hand.
by Keith Button        

TUBE-AND-WING: WHAT’S NEXT?
Since the dawn of jet travel in the 1950s, the basic configuration of airliners has barely budged. The tube-and-wing design won’t become a relic anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean engineers can’t make progress toward quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
by Michael Peck
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REUSABLE ROCKET RENAISSANCE
Attempts to build spacecraft that can be flown more than once are littered with failures. Led by SpaceX, the commercial launch industry is trying again to find ways to reuse engines, stages and perhaps someday the entire vehicle by reassembling it after launch.
by Debra Werner

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