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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK
Getting serious about planetary defense
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INTERNATIONAL BEAT
Particle physics; China and Russia collaborate

IN BRIEF
NASA’s Africa initiative; hybrid wing body; DSCOVR ready for launch; Skimsat research; wind and rockets
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THE VIEW FROM HERE
High-flying science on ISS

CONVERSATION
Space visionary
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VIEWPOINT

Collaborating against space debris
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OUT OF THE PAST

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Features

WANTED: MORE FOCUS ON CFD
Computational fluid dynamics has been a powerful tool for airframe designers, but American researchers are sounding an alarm about the troubles they see lurking ahead for CFD software.
by Keith Button
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REVOLUTIONIZING AIR TRAVEL
Airliners that can be refueled in the air could be the first step toward giant planes that transfer cargo and passengers in flight.
by Philip Butterworth-Hayes

PLANETARY DEFENSE
Stopping asteroids from hitting Earth will require time to put a plan in place.
by Brian Steiner

PARSING ORION
Engineers from Lockheed and NASA will take a close look at the Orion module with a goal of improving its design and opening deep space for exploration.
by Craig Covault and Marc Selinger
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COMET SCIENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
A look at the futures of the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft and what other space missions can learn about the use of social media.
by Philip Butterworth-Hayes

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