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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK
Being exceptional
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Air travel options; planetary defense
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APPRECIATION
Remembering AIAA’s Jim Harford

INTERNATIONAL BEAT
European UCAV; supersonic business jets
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SCITECH 2015
Virgin Galactic’s space tourism plans; autonomous aircraft; honing business skills
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IN BRIEF
GAO: Webb telescope schedule faces risks

THE VIEW FROM HERE
Asteroids in the crosshairs

ENGINEERING NOTEBOOK
Video from GEO
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HISTORY
NACA to NASA: Marking 100 Years of American flight research

CONVERSATION
Sharp intelligence, tight budget
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OUT OF THE PAST

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Features

A MADDENING, COSTLY PROBLEM
Instances of no fault found are wasteful and potentially dangerous, which is why the airline industry has grown more serious about addressing the problem.
by Debra Werner
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NO RUNWAY, NO PROBLEM
The Navy and Marines want a long-endurance unmanned plane that can operate from ships and outposts that lack airstrips. Blackjack aims to answer that call.
by Keith Button

SMALL SATS, BIG PLANS
Companies are entering the Earth-observation market with small satellites that can be launched cheaply. The big question is whether these startups will have the staying power to compete with the established commercial-imagery players.
by Natalia Mironova

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