Aerospace

This Su-35 Flight Demo Will Make Your Head Explode

You might as well forget everything you know about how planes fly.<p>Russia's Su-35 fighter jet performed yesterday at a Russian airshow and the results will leave you scrambling to pick your jaw up off the ground. The famously maneuverable fighter displayed stunts that seem designed by someone with …

Paris Air Show

Brazilian aircraft takes on an American military icon

Perched in the cockpit of one of the newest military aircraft in the world as it streaksthrough the sky, I've gota front row seat for a Brazilian sales pitch aimed at unseating an American icon.<p>Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer (ERJ) brought its all-new prototype jet-powered KC-390 military …

U.S. Air Force

NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight

The X-57 Maxwell is a whole new way of thinking about efficient aviation.<p>Electric cars are coming into their own. Every major car company in the world is researching battery-powered vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and a variety of fuel-battery hybrids—if they haven't already brought one to …

3 powerful American planes featured at the Royal International Airshow Tattoo

The US Air Force put on an astounding show at one of the biggest military airshows in the world, the Royal International Air Tattoo.<p>Held each year at RAF Fairford in England, the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) invites air forces for three days of air displays showcasing world class flying …

Military

NASA uploads hundreds of historic experimental flight videos to YouTube

Fans of experimental aircraft from the 20th century are in for a treat. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire …

Military officials are saying little about F-35 helmet glitch in night-landing video

Officials with the Pentagon’s F-35 program office remain tight-lipped about a troubling issue with the Joint Strike Fighter‘s helmet night-vision camera that forced a test pilot to land “in a fog” on an amphibious ship last fall.<p>But they say improvements to the software in the pricey helmet are …

Military

U.S. Government Accepts Responsibility for July 2015 Midair

CHS controller turned F-16 on collision course with the other aircraft.<p>In taking responsibility for the July 2015 midair collision between a U.S. Air …

Flying

Would you sign up to travel on a SpaceX rocket? Elon Musk says you must be 'brave'

by Alan Levin<p>Elon Musk has tamped down expectations about Space Exploration Technologies' new rocket designed to carry private citizens into space, …

SpaceX

Elon Musk Admits There's a "Lot of Risk" in Debut Launch of SpaceX's Mars Rocket

All eyes on you, Falcon Heavy.<p>At the ISS R&D conference today, Elon Musk provided some much-anticipated updates on SpaceX's upcoming manned mission …

SpaceX

The New Ford GT Has More Computing Power Than A Fighter Jet

Ford has reveled some more details about what is inside its Ford GT supercar. The car maker revealed that the GT has 50 sensors and 25 computers, the …

Ford GT

Textron Rides Bell Helicopter and Arctic Cat to a Quarterly Win -- The Motley Fool

The industrial conglomerate delivered an encouraging Q2 report, and affirmed its 2017 guidance. Here's what investors need to know.<p><b>Textron</b> (NYSE:TXT) …

Stocks

Watch: Rocket’s launch captured on video from space

The launch of a rocket has been spectacularly captured on video from space.<p>Satellite firm Planet released footage of a Russian Soyuz rocket, which was launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan.<p>The rocket was carrying dozens of imaging satellites into space.<p>Planet, who made the video by stitching a series …

Space

Heads-Up Display Turns Car Into Fighter Jet

While most of us will never set foot in a fighter jet, some of us can still try to get as close as possible. One of the most eye-catching features of …

Military Aircraft

​Gulfstream proposes nose refuelling for JSTARS candidate

Gulfstream’s proposal for the US Air Force’s JSTARS recapitalisation project will include a refuelling nozzle mounted on the nose of its G550 …

Business Jet

WIRED Awake July 20: SpaceX will be relaunching rockets within 24 hours by 2018

SpaceX says it plans to land, refurbish and reuse rockets within 24 hours by next year, the UK is selling surveillance gear to Turkey despite human …

SpaceX

Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

The oxygen deprivation problems that choked F-35 pilots will be fixed through a software update, according to US reports – with the UK's handful of …

Military Aircraft

NASA releases treasure trove of experimental flight videos dating back to the 1940s

The archive dates back to the first test flights made by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in California’s Mojave Desert<p>Get ready for …

Space Shuttle

Bombardier wins dismissal of US$10.1M aircraft payment lawsuit

Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) has won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit in which Comerica Inc (CMA.N) sought millions of dollars after the Canadian aircraft …

Business (Canada)

A flameout in the Mojave shows how hard it can be to finance rocket-ship start-ups

In 2008, a small, Mojave, Calif., aerospace start-up called Xcor Aerospace burst onto the commercial space scene with plans to develop a vehicle that would rocket tourists into suborbital space.<p>Xcor won a few government and commercial contracts and, for a time, was seen as a rival to British …

Space Travel

Elon Musk Would Like People to Hurry Up and Start Dying on the Moon Also

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose prior plan for stellar colonization involved sending people who are not Elon Musk to go die on Mars, thinks this noble …

SpaceX

The ESA's hunt for gravitational waves is over, for now

On July 18th, 2017 at around 2PM Eastern time, Professor Stefano Vitale sent the LISA Pathfinder its final kill commands from the mission's control center in Germany. The lead investigator's instructions prompted the probe to reboot itself and run a corrupted version of its software. That ensures …

Astrophysics

SpaceX Is Quitting Its Red Dragon Plan for Landing on Mars

Elon Musk confirms what many had suspected, that SpaceX would abandon the plan to land on Mars (and Earth) with thrusters.<p>20 articles<p>See the Photos of the First Real Tesla Model 3<p>Take a Look Inside a Tesla Battery<p>The First Tesla Model 3 Is Coming on Friday<p>When last we heard about Red Dragon, …

SpaceX

NASA is uploading hours of aerospace history on YouTube

Including hypersonic jet takeoffs and shuttle landings<p>NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is in the process of uploading hundreds of videos of rare test flight, launch, and landing footage to YouTube and the agency’s website. It’s all part of a continued effort to better open access to NASA’s …

NASA

Russia Says It Has Plans For Not One, but Two More All-New Combat Aircraft

The Kremlin hasn't yet explained how it plans to pay for the new fifth-generation interceptors and carrier fighters.<p>Alex Beltyukov via …

Military

Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting | Ars Technica

"As soon as you don’t have any competition, the sense of urgency goes away."<p>The seas were calm in early December 2010 when a spacecraft fell out of …

SpaceX

Elon Musk explains what's wrong with math class

For any kid who feels bored in math class, Elon Musk sympathizes with you.<p>Speaking at the ISSR&D Conference in Washington D.C. Wednesday, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla (TSLA) was asked about the education system. Musk explained that he believes schools aren't doing enough to help children grasp why …

SpaceX

The Slow Death Of The Carrier Air Wing

Everything about the aircraft carrier is analyzed these days. How vulnerable they are. How vulnerable they aren’t. How easy it is to sink one with a …

Military

Elon Musk downplays expectations for giant rocket's first flight

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday downplayed expectations for the upcoming demonstration flight of the company’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket, saying there was a “good chance” the vehicle would not make it to orbit in its first launch.<p>Musk gave insight into the Falcon Heavy development …

SpaceX

Elon Musk Calls for Moon Base

Elon Musk may be focused primarily on Mars, but he'd also like to see a human outpost on a world much closer to home.<p>"To really get the public real …

Exploration

Kronstadt unveils latest Russian large UAV concept

Kronstadt Technologies unveiled at the MAKS air show on 19 July a flying prototype and a vision to enter the export market within three years with …

Unmanned Aircraft