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 Russianspaceweb.com.
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.