BUFF Everlasting. Bill Sweetman is senior international defense editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology. The author of more than 30 books, he has written about almost every aspect of aerospace and military technology.
When the Lander Found the Comet. An interplanetary probe specialist, Paolo Ferri has worked on the Rosetta mission for almost 19 years.
De-icing the Canadian Air Force Way.
Griffith is a retired Air Canada pilot.
Hellfire Meets Predator. Richard Whittle was the 2013-2014 Verville Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Last Stop in the Solar System. Andrew Chaikin ( andrewchaikin.com) is the author of A Man on the Moon, A Passion for Mars, and other books on space exploration. He has been an adviser to NASA on space policy.
Airline Merger Wars. Contributing editor John Sotham is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Last of the Great Flying Boats. Robert Bernier, a retired airline pilot, helps restore vintage airplanes at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Any Mission at Mach 2. Frequent contributor Stephen Joiner writes about aviation from his home in southern California.
“F-4 Timeline.” Roger Mola is a researcher
at Air & Space/smithsonian.
UAV U. Preston Lerner, a longtime contributor, last wrote about the Bugatti racer (Sept. 2014).
Astrophysical Fitness. Guy Gugliotta is a freelance science writer. He is a former space reporter for the Washington Post.
The Final Flight of Extortion 17. Ed Darack is the author of the book Victory Point, about U.S. Marine Corps operations in Afghanistan.