National Geographic December 2003
The Future of Flying: Faster, Farther, Smarter; Wings of Change
The Future of Flying The airplane has come a long way in its first hundred years. Fasten your seat belt for a high- tech ride into the next century of flight.
Tango, Soul of Argentina; And Still They Tango
Tango, Soul of Argentina Full of yearning and lament, the tango is perfect therapy for a nation still stinging from economic loss.
Hubble’s Eye on Infinity
Eye on Infinity The steadfast Hubble Telescope takes the long view of space and time as it orbits the Earth, transmitting images of astronomical beauty and import. BY CHRIS CARROLL
Hot Pink Flamingos; Hot Pink: African Flamingos on the Move
Hot Pink Its candy color and stick legs might make it seem del- icate, but Africa’s lesser flamingo is one tough bird.
A modern- day version of Rosie the Riveter is still hard at work in Wichita, Kansas, where aviation has long been the biggest business in town.
The Samurai Way; Samurai: Japan’s Way of the Warrior
The Samurai Way In everything from martial arts to tea cere- monies, the storied warriors of Japan remain a potent presence. Many Japanese just can’t stop searching for their inner samurai.
Maya Masterwork; Maya Mural; Sistine Chapel of the Early Maya
Maya Masterwork A 2, 000- year- old mural of the powerful corn god shatters long- held ideas of Maya mythology.
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