Air & Space Smithsonian - - Letters -

Feb./mar. 2015 “The Fi­nal Flight of Ex­tor­tion 17”: We re­gret mis­spelling the name of the pi­lot, Bryan J. Ni­chols.

“Air­line Merger Wars”: The Boe­ing 720 was a ver­sion of the 707, not the 727.

“Hell­fire Meets Preda­tor”: “AGM” stands for “air-to-ground,” not “an­ti­tank guided,” mis­sile.

“Last Stop in the So­lar Sys­tem”: New Hori­zons was ap­proach­ing one mil­lion miles out in space 24 hours after launch, not “within a month.”

“Any Mis­sion at Mach 2,” p. 46: On Jan­uary 2, seven Mig-21s were shot down dur­ing Op­er­a­tion Bolo, not “as many as nine.”

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