aircraft

How Fast is Mach One?

While we tend to think of Mach One as being the speed it takes to break the sound barrier, its…

7 years ago

NASA’s New X-Plane Program to Bring Quiet Supersonic Flight

Future supersonic passenger aircraft could be quieter, greener, and cheaper to operate if NASA's new X-Plane program gets off the…

8 years ago

X-51 Waverider ‘Scramjet’ Test Flight Fails

[/caption] A highly anticipated test flight of the X-51A Waverider scramjet ended abruptly after the experimental aircraft suffered a control…

12 years ago

How High Do Planes Fly

[/caption] Have you ever asked how high do planes fly? The answer is easy to understand when you remember how…

13 years ago

What Will Airplanes of the Future Look Like?

[/caption] Will aircraft of the future look something like this? Project NACRE (New Aircraft Concepts Research) has this wide-body aircraft…

13 years ago

Experimental Scramjet Aircraft Set for Test Flight

The X-51A Waverider hypersonic scramjet project is set for its second test flight today, and the U.S. Air Force hopes…

13 years ago

What is a Flying Wing?

The field of aviation has produced some interesting designs over the course of its century-long history. In addition to monoplanes,…

13 years ago

NASA Unveils Personal Aircraft

[/caption] Forget about jetpacks or flying cars. How about your own personal stealth aircraft? NASA has unveiled the Puffin, an…

14 years ago