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Launch. Re­cover. Re­peat. Bill Sweet­man is se­nior in­ter­na­tional de­fense ed­i­tor for A Crater of Cos­mic Pro­por­tions. Charles O’dale is a re­tired sci­en­tist spe­cial­iz­ing in semi­con­duc­tor fail­ure analysis. He is presently com­bin­ing his fly­ing, ge­ol­ogy, and as­tron­omy hob­bies to ex­plore im­pact sites.

My Dad’s Moon Vi­sion. Wil­liam Mellberg en­joys a dual ca­reer: po­lit­i­cal satirist and aerospace au­thor.

Hun­dreds of Holes in Flak-bait. Tom Jones grew up in Es­sex, Mary­land, two miles from Martin’s Plant 2, where most of the Ma­raud­ers were built. He be­came a bomber pi­lot him­self (B-52s) and, later, a space shut­tle as­tro­naut. He’d still like to check out in a B-26.

David Sears is a New Jer­sey-based au­thor and his­to­rian. His most re­cent book, Pa­cific Air, por­trays Navy avi­a­tors in World War II.

a re­searcher at

Avi­a­tion Week & Space Tech­nol­ogy.

The Army Back Home.

Roger A. Mola is

Air & Space/smith­so­nian.

The Day After D-day. Richard P. Hallion has writ­ten nu­mer­ous books and ar­ti­cles about aerospace. He is a for­mer his­to­rian of the U.S. Air Force.

The War’s Odd­est Dog­fight. Rich Tuttle is a for­mer ed­i­tor of Aerospace Daily. He is a do­cent at the Na­tional Mu­seum of World War II Avi­a­tion in Colorado Springs.

Kursk. Ralph Wetterhahn, a re­tired U.S. Air Force pi­lot, is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor.

What the Movies Taught Us About World War II. Chris Klimek is an Air & Space as­so­ciate ed­i­tor. He writes about movies for The Dis­solve, Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio, and the

How to Be­come a Ball Tur­ret Gun­ner.

Vil­lage Voice.

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