Spaceflight Vol 55 No 07 – July 2013

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AMS-2: Rewriting Physics from the ISS
Philip Corneille looks at the background to what for many is one of the truly great experiments currently being conducted aboard the ISS – the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – and summarises the results so far.

Keep Track Down Under Part One: Origins
First of a two-part survey of the Deep Space Tracking Network and a visit made by Philip Corneille to the facilities at Tidbinbilla near Canberra.

New life for vintage pads - 1
Gerard van de Haar takes a look at some once familiar launch pads around Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and finds a few in a state of disrepair and several getting a new lease of life.

The Mighty Atlas Part Eleven: A very special day
Noted space historian Joel Powell concludes his look at the preparation and flight of MA-6, the Atlas that launched John Glenn into orbit on 20 February 1962.

The Virginia Air & Space Center
A walk around the exhibits at a museum merging the historic achievements of NASA’s Langley Research Center and the US Air Force’s Langley Air Base in Virginia.

UK Space Conference 2013
UK Space Agency Director Dr David Parker tells us why this event is a significant step forward for Britain in space.

Fred Clarke – Reflective Memories
A selection of tributes to Fred Clarke, younger brother to Arthur C Clarke, following his recent demise, with thoughts from those who knew him well.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – Tim Peake for 2015 ISS Expedition

World News Analysis – High Flight takes a Step Closer

In brief – news shorts from around the world

US Space Politics – Conflict or Convergence?

Satellite Digest – 486 April 2013

ISS Operations Summary – 17 April to 15 May 2013

Inbox – What’s in a name? – Human space flight heresy? – Not enough muscle? – NASA’s aspirations

Society News – South West Group revisits ALSEP – Student Awards for IAC in Beijing – An Appeal

Diary Notices

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