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Q&A: Space Boy
For $50,000, he could be the first kid in orbit.
The Tiny, Perfect Little Flying Machine
Cory Bird, an engineer at Burt Rutan's remarkable aviation design shop, builds a composite-fiber airplane of Swiss-watch precision.
Anomaly = Disaster, and other handy NASA euphemisms
Back to the Future
NASA: Space-plane bidder puts winglets on vintage capsule design.
The Rover Chronicles
In its first week on Mars, the Spirit rover sends back the most detailed images of the Red Planet's surface ever seen, and there's more to come.
Robert Gannon: 1931-2003
Rob Gannon's final adventure story for PopSci.
The Wild Blue Flounder
Three steps forward, two bruises back -- the most basic form of human flight proves painfully difficult to master.
Switching to Glide
After eight months in general aviation, our man goes airborne in a glider to rediscover the essence of flight.
Long grounded by the hurdles of flight training, our aviation editor finally takes to the sky.
Aloft in a Go-Cart with Wings
What do you get when you cross an airplane with a hang glider? The most sensational craft on three wheels.