July 5, 2010

COVER STORY

Staying Power

Rise of the Airship

SPACE POLICY

Space for Change

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COVER STORY

Staying Power

By trading payload for endurance, solar power offers flights measured in weeks or months

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Rise of the Airship

The need for persistent surveillance could give airships a new lease on life

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SPACE POLICY

Space for Change

White House emphasis on space ‘mission assurance’ to unearth age-old debates amid new realities

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SPACE POLICY

Separate Ways

In the wake of Npoess, NOAA and the Pentagon eye their polar satellite futures

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SPACE POLICY

Fair Play

Lisbon Treaty and ISS extension spark new debate on competition, EU funding role

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GLOBAL TRADE

Technology Road Map

Tokyo sets research and project targets for Japanese industry

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GLOBAL TRADE

Act One

Business as usual for Airbus and Boeing despite WTO ruling

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AIR TRANSPORT

Musical Chairs

Premium-economy class sees growth, but first class survives for some airlines

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SPACE

From Dream To Reality

European hypersonic research shifts from drawing board to flight-preparation stage

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VIEWPOINT

More Tooth, Less Tail

At the Eisenhower Presidential Library in May, Defense Secretary Robert Gates paid a glowing tribute to Ike as “a low-maintenance leader” of simple tastes, small entourages and modest demands. This was no folksy homage to the former president whose portrait hangs behind Gates’s desk at the Pentagon.

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