Aeronautics

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…

3 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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.

4 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.

4 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…

4 years ago

New Zealand’s First Rocket Launch to Space!

Earlier this week, the island nation of New Zealand made history with the first successful launch of a rocket from…

5 years ago

Bloostar: Launching Satellites via Balloon

The space startup company Infinity2Space moves closer to the concept of Bloostar, or launching satellites into orbit via balloon.

6 years ago

ESA Prepares Revolutionary Air Breathing Rocket Engine

The SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) being developed for the European Space Agency could be ready for test firing in…

6 years ago