A Popular Mechanics correspondent was given the rare opportunity to ride a B-2 stealth bomber and observe a training mission in action. Even more amazingly, he was allowed to take the controls of the ultra-modern aircraft. In the June issue, he tells readers about his highly unusual experience.
This issue also takes readers on test drives of tow trucks, rocket-powered tractor trucks and electric vehicles. In the “Parts for Immortality" article in the Science section, readers will learn how scientists have found a way to make Homo sapiens into a more durable and reliable form of thinking machine.
In “How to Build a Spaceship" in the Technology section, Popular Mechanics presents blueprints for a craft that can fly to distant stars, ferrying 200 passengers on a 90-year journey to the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. Launch date: 2112.
Also in this issue:
The true face of the space conqueror;
Why transformers buzz;
Experiment: magnetic shooting gallery;
The most British of billiards: snooker master class;
The Dutch school of Gijs van Bon;
Short sci-fi story: “Brainiac."