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.