Spaceflight Vol 60 No 02 – February 2018

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Suits you sir!

Phillip Corneille looks at the Russian Orlan EVA suit and tracks the evolution of an innovative design that has changed little in concept but greatly in capability.

Remembering Arthur C Clarke
SpaceFlight asked BIS President Mark Hempsell, Alan Bond and Mat Irvine to reflect on the life of this great futurist, science fiction writer and polymath on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

MOL – the untold story
Dr John Charles visited the USAF Art Collection at the Pentagon and came away with an incisive view of how the Air Force saw potential applications for its military space stations.

Pluto – It’s complicated!
Regular contributor to SpaceFlight, Gerard van de Haar, summarises the outstanding results from the New Horizons mission to the most distant body in the solar system visited to date.

Lark ascending
Robin Brand, author of the most comprehensive history of the first British rocket to reach space, reports on the opening of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London dedicated to Skylark.

 

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