For France and Civilization

The romance of the French Foreign Legion was taken aloft by pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille. …read more

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Picture-Perfect SR-71

A Blackbird pilot and photographer describes the day he took his favorite picture. …read more

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What a Blackbird Drinks

On the SR-71, Kelly Johnson once said, everything had to be invented—including the gas. …read more

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Plant Life May Thrive in Alien Atmospheres

It may not even require as much light as it does on Earth. …read more

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Searching for Moon Rocks in Iowa

In 1964, midwestern farmers and school kids got a jump on the Apollo astronauts. …read more

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The Missile Men of North Vietnam

A look at the air war waged from the ground. …read more

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The Cub’s Badass Big Brother

The Piper PA-48 Enforcer may have been called the “Super Mustang,” but it never found its mission. …read more

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Dark Matter Detectives

The hunt for the most elusive particles in the universe is half a mile underground. …read more

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How to Survive A Helicopter Crash

Specialized—and terrifying—training helps passengers prepare for the worst. …read more

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Orbital Inspectors

If the space station gets smacked by a micrometeoroid, an array of devices can find—and fix—the damage. …read more

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