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So­lar Sys­tem Chat­ter. Heather Goss is the Air & Space/smith­so­nian de­part­ments editor.

The Cult of the Sonic Cruiser. Bill Sweet­man is se­nior in­ter­na­tional de­fense editor for Avi­a­tion Week & Space Tech­nol­ogy.

The Last Pis­ton- En­gine Dog­fights. Pre­ston Lerner’s latest book, Ford GT, will be pub­lished in Novem­ber.

Bring the Fallen Air­men Home. David Sears is a mil­i­tary his­to­rian whose books in­clude Pa­cific Air and Such Men as These.

Dis­as­ter Preven­tion in a Gulf­stream. A science jour­nal­ist in Boul­der, Colorado, Alexan­dra Witze is co-au­thor of the book Is­land on Fire: The Ex­tra­or­di­nary Story of a For­got­ten Vol­cano That Changed the World.

Huey Pilots: Where the He­roes Were Made. James R. Chiles is the au­thor of The God Ma­chine.

Rus­sian Ter­ri­tory. Ana­toly Zak is a pub­lisher of Rus­

Space Sta­tion ER. Writer and pho­tog­ra­pher Tim Wright’s Air & Space as­sign­ments have taken him to Africa, Asia, and the Arc­tic.

The Fu­ture of Con­struc­tion in Space. Bruce Lieber­man has worked as a jour­nal­ist for more than 25 years. For Air & Space, he has writ­ten about the Cu­rios­ity rover on Mars, the hunt for threat­en­ing as­ter­oids, ex­o­plan­ets, the early uni­verse, and the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion. He lives near San Diego.

Love Let­ter to the 747. Mark Van­hoe­nacker is a se­nior first of­fi­cer for Bri­tish Air­ways, a colum­nist for Slate, and a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to the New York Times.

Where Did Max Miller Die? Science writer John Fleischman says it’s no mys­tery why get­ting to the site of Max Miller’s crash took two flights, six hours, and $627 (coach) to travel 640 miles. He did ar­rive safely, though.

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