National Geographic : 2011 Sep
DEPARTMENTS Please recycle. Subscriptions For subscriptions, gift memberships, or changes of address, contact Customer Service at ngmservice.com or call 1-800-NGS-LINE (647-5463). Outside the U.S. and Canada please call +1-813-979-6845. EGEOGRAPHIC Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Copyright © 2011 National Geographic Society All rights reserved. National Geographic and Yellow Border: Registered Trademarks ® Marcas Registradas. National Geographic assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Printed in U.S.A. On the Cover "I steer myself in space with only my body," says pilot Yves Rossy, who invented his jet-powered wings. Photo by Alain Ernoult Here are the coolest extras in our electronic editions. Starting From Ground Zero Read the stories of survivors---and the objects they kept from that day. ngm.com Bringing Up Baby Elephants Our video shows how the keepers nurse their charges back to health. ngm.com New Orleans, Then and Now See photographer Tyrone Turner's portrait of a street in 2006, a year after Katrina hit, and in 2011. ngm.com + iPad Mush With the Polar Men An interactive map takes you along Scott's and Amundsen's routes to the South Pole. ngm.com + iPad NG Connect The Moment Flashback NEXT Editor's Note Letters National Geographic on TV Voices of 9/11 VISIONS NOW Your Shot Photo Journal September Playing With Fire Simulated wildfires can reveal the weak spots in a home's defenses. A Suit Made for Walking A wearable robot called eLEGS could put paraplegics back on their feet. Packing for Deep Space It's a one-way trek. Don't forget zippers, ringtoss, and birthday presents. Green Medicine DNA analysis of pills from an ancient shipwreck shows traces of veggies. China's Perfect Mummy A mysterious fluid may be the beauty secret of a Ming dynasty woman. March of the Stinkbugs First seen in Pennsylvania, they're now in 34 states. Can they be quashed? Shake It O A twist of the head is the start of a dog's elegant, effective drying mechanism. Smart Girls One extra year of school can be transfor- mative for girls in the developing world. Starry Skies in Sark Sark, in the English Channel, is the first island to be named a Dark Sky Place.