Skylon

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

Why Do Rockets Need Stages? The Quest to Build a Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO)

Science fiction has promised us a rocket that blasts off into space without stages. How close is reality to the…

5 years ago

Flying Sky Car: The Skylon Explainer Inspired by xkcd

Just about everyone can claim to being inspired by the xkcd webcomic -- or at least enjoying a shared nerd…

7 years ago

Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Gets Funding Infusion

Air-breathing rocket engine. Need we say more? The technology, which sounds straight out of a science-fiction movie, has enough reality…

9 years ago

UK and European Space Agencies Give a Go For Skylon Spaceplane

After 30 years of development, the UK and European space agencies have given a go for the Skylon Spaceplane. The…

11 years ago