August 1997

Vol. 80, No. 8

Space Almanac

Facts, figures, agency and system profiles, budget data, and other information about US and international space programs.

Aerospace World

B-2 Passes Two Milestones A B-2 stealth bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., in late May carried out the longest B-2 global power mission and a first-of-its-kind precision munitions drop. The record-setting B-2 flight began...


The Missing Link “Many . . . postwar claims about weapon system performance . . . were overstated, misleading, inconsistent with the best available data, or unverifiable. . . . There was no apparent link between the cost of aircraft...