Has anyone seen this in American bookstores? Seems a tad bit expensive to subscribe on this side of the pond.
Glad you liked my articles on the whereabouts of the F-1 engines!Coming up next an article about where all the Saturn rockets disappeared to in the 1970s before they went on show....
Our B&N didn’t have it. The gal at the desk went on about demographic this and that.Apparently we don’t rate.Plenty of WWE rags to pick from though. It’d be a shame not to get the latest on CM Punk.Thank God for our local library.
1-Now doesn’t that just make too much sense, group & sell reading material by topic whether it’s a book or magazine. It doesn’t surprise me at all that they would sell more mags.2Not sure if they still carry Spaceflight but it’s a long drive just for that (100 mi). Maybe I’ll hit our library up with a “request to buy” form. Next time I’m there I should see if they carry Novosti (for cool pics only) or Space News just for grins.
I do miss the Satellite data for each month (Phillip Clarke) and loved the Soyuz rocket variant history that lasted for several months,
1-I must admit that I haven't even seen Spaceflight in WHSmith (one of the UK's leading newsagents) for many months. Mind you, the staff never seemed to know where to put it. One month it would be in the transport section alongside the aviation magazines, and the next month it'd be on the other side of the shop with the astronomy journals!2-My only criticism is that on occasion some of the articles are too long. I remember one that ran to 10-12 pages and took up about 25% of the magazine! The Editor would probably have been better splitting that piece across two issues.
I canceled my subscription 10 or more years ago when a sudden drop in picture quality/variety made it not worth the money. Since then I have seen nothing really interesting or new in the few issues I've browsed through at my local newsagent. I want to see historic Russian stuff particularly, but despite the collapse of the USSR nothing's changed on that front, sadly.
I missed this a little earlier, so I'll comment on it now.Quote from: aurora899 on 04/07/2011 09:42 AM2-My only criticism is that on occasion some of the articles are too long. I remember one that ran to 10-12 pages and took up about 25% of the magazine! The Editor would probably have been better splitting that piece across two issues.2-I agree with your specific complaint (don't know which issue or article you are referring to). But I'd also point out that this is one area where magazines are still superior to the internet. You can still get long-form articles in newspapers and magazines. The kind of articles that go into a subject in great depth. The internet just doesn't do that stuff. I like Spaceflight because every so often they do a big article with lots of photos and you're not going to find that kind of thing on the internet, or at least not at the same quality.
2-My only criticism is that on occasion some of the articles are too long. I remember one that ran to 10-12 pages and took up about 25% of the magazine! The Editor would probably have been better splitting that piece across two issues.
We are getting trained to be scatterbrained, rather than focus on single topics for long periods of time.
Thanks for the post. I don't have anything in the September issue, but will probably have at least one article in the October issue. It's on the Edwards AFB rocket test stands and was discussed in another thread here a few months ago.This article, in the new issue, caught my eye:New space moviesSpaceflight’s Tony Quine and Chinese film maker Xu Weilong go behind the scenes for an inside look at two new space movie dramas filmed in China and Russia released this summer. Both films attempt to bring a new degree of realism to the subject by combining attention to detail with the latest movie technology
Now, does anybody know if there is anywhere I can buy some of the back issues of Spaceflight without having to import them from the UK to California? Not that I would mind, but I was hoping to get them somewhat faster. Amazon.com apparently doesn't even know they exist.
The name is Li Niu, if you wanna look her up. The movie is called "Feitian" (Flying), though its official English name is "Shenzhou 11."
"Silenced thunderDwayne Day revisits Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert which in the 1950s and 60s was a key test site for rocket engines as well as pilots’ nirvana for the testing of advanced aircraft."If you dig around on this site you'll see the genesis of this article. I posted a bunch of things about Edwards rocket propulsion lab and then wrote a short article about the facility.
Picked up my 'commemorative' issue the other day.Great job Dwayne.Nice to see Art's images in there too.
Quote from: robertross on 11/03/2011 11:15 PMPicked up my 'commemorative' issue the other day.Great job Dwayne.Nice to see Art's images in there too.Thank you. That is most kind.As I mentioned, I've got some articles in the November issue, although they're short and not as well-illustrated. I also will possibly have a short article in December as well. I'm working on several other things too. Of course, I'm always working on something.
It's nuts that they aren't offering .PDFs of current issues as the norm, never mind the whole matter of Kindle and iPad versions.Bob Shaw
For what it's worth, I have *almost* a complete run of Spaceflight and it's my intention to scan every copy at some point and to offer the results to the BIS. It's nuts that they aren't offering .PDFs of current issues as the norm, never mind the whole matter of Kindle and iPad versions.
The name is Li Niu, if you wanna look her up. The movie is called "Feitian" (Flying), though its official English name is "Shenzhou 11." Trailer here: v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjgxMjQ0MTk2.htmland a video for the theme song with more scenes from the movie here: v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjc5NzY3NzQ4.htmlNow, does anybody know if there is anywhere I can buy some of the back issues of Spaceflight without having to import them from the UK to California? Not that I would mind, but I was hoping to get them somewhat faster. Amazon.com apparently doesn't even know they exist.P.S.: Does anybody know how can I post the links without actually embedding the video players to the post? No formatting but erasing the http:// from the addresses prevented the movies from appearing
The plot pretty much mirrors the real Chinese manned programme, past, present and near future, until the final 20 minutes or so when the need to up the pace means that there are a number of improbable or impossible events!!
This whole movie can now be viewed and/or downloaded online here.tudou.com/programs/view/JaaPjPMe_to/It has English sub-titles.
Thanks for the info. I haven't gotten a copy yet, even though I donated an article to the issue.
I wish they would make the cover images larger on their site (or have links to larger images of the cover). I've also found the site difficult to navigate--you can find these indexes of issues one way, but not via other parts of the website. Overall, the BIS site is much better than it previously used to be, but it can still lead down dead ends.
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 02 - February 2013
Oh! I wish I could read all of that. It's been about ten years since I've seen that great magazine on the bookstore shelves here in New Zealand...
My article in the newest issue.
I would love some really good shots of the interior if you can manage it. I am trying to create a large scale model of the LM with a detailed cockpit.
For Apollo 12's LM-6, Intrepid:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a12/a12LMCloseOutPhotos.htmlFor Apollo 15's LM-10, Falcon:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15LMCloseOutPhotos.htmlFor Apollo 16's LM-11, Orion:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a16/a16LMCloseOutPhotos.htmlFor Apollo 17's LM-12, Challenger:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/a17LMCloseOutPhotos.html
1-They got through test-firing an M-1 combustion chamber a few times, right? 2-I wish they had test-fired a complete engine. That would have been something to see, approaching the power of the F-1 itself...
Haven’t seen the Cold War Military Space History (published by the BIS) since August 2006, got any new ones planned?