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Aeronautics

X-37B Lands After 780 Days in Orbit Doing ???

The X-37B, the US Air Force's experimental, Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) has come back down to Earth after 780 days.…

3 weeks ago

NASA Has a New, All-Electric Airplane

NASA's first all-electric aircraft - the X-57 Maxwell - was recently delivered to the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC)…

1 month ago

Airplane Contrails are Contributing to Global Warming Too

To the scientifically uninitiated, it might seem like a frivolous idea: That those slight, wispy clouds that trail behind jet…

5 months ago

SLS Rocket Promises To Do Better

The SLS rocket found its future launch manifest severely curtailed in a new budget request. This leaves the long overdue…

8 months ago

Progress for the Skylon. Europe agrees to continue working on the air-breathing SABRE engine

The ESA and Reaction Engines recently took another step towards the realization of the hypersonic SABRE engine.

8 months ago

This is an Actual Photograph of the Shock Waves from Supersonic Jets Interacting with Each Other

After more than 10 years of hard work, NASA has reached another milestone. We're accustomed to NASA reaching milestones, but…

9 months ago

SpaceX Starhopper Damaged in High Winds

Elon Musk indicates that the SpaceX Starhopper has been damaged after being toppled in 50 mile-per-hour winds. This will take…

10 months ago

Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what?

Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.

2 years ago

Launching Rockets from Balloons is About to be a Thing, But We Need a Better Name than “Rockoons”

A new company is developing a hybrid rocket-balloon system to launch microsatellites cheaply from high altitude.

2 years ago

NASA Begins Construction of its New Quiet Supersonic Plane

In partnership with Lockheed Martin, NASA has begun developing their quiet supersonic plane, a revolutionary aircraft that will generate quiet…

2 years ago