Aerospace

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Poised for 1st Reflight Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — At first glance, the Falcon 9 rocket being prepared for launch this week from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida looks …

SpaceX

Peek inside Blue Origin's capsule for space tourists

My, what big windows you have<p>Blue Origin, the private company hoping to carry tourists into space in 2018, has unveiled the interior design for its spacecraft's cabin.<p>The New Shepard's layout isn't exactly mind-blowing—there's only so much variation that can be crammed into a small, gumdrop-shaped …

SpaceX

Boom raises US$33 million to get supersonic jet off the ground

Boom Technology has made a significant step forward in its quest to build a new generation of supersonic passenger planes, as it recently announced …

Startups

Trying to land a SpaceX rocket in this simple video game could drive you mad

Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, are on the cusp of something huge.<p>On March 30, SpaceX will try to fire off a used rocket booster — the biggest and most expensive part of its Falcon 9 launch system — and land it safely so it can be reused once more.<p>Ordinarily, boosters cost tens of …

SpaceX

SpaceX Hopes To Make History Once More With First Flight Of Used Rocket

SpaceX is attempting to make history once again this week with the first relaunch of a used Falcon 9 rocket into space.<p>This is the goal that the rocket startup has been working towards since its inception – reusable, affordable space travel. That all begins with making the most expensive part of …

SpaceX

Yet Another Version of the U.S. Army's New Spy Plane Appears in Arizona

This Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System model has a powerful radar pod underneath its fuselage.<p>Bill Word/FlickrCC<p>Another …

War

Bombardier luxury jet nearly breaks sound barrier as 2018 entry on track

Bombardier Inc. said its new Global 7000 luxury jet skirted the speed of sound as it confirmed testing for the new aircraft remains on track for a planned entry into service in the second half of 2018.<p>The aircraft, which the federal government supported as part of a $372.5-million funding package …

Business Jet

Boeing Makes Billion-Dollar Bet on 747 Hauling Cargo, Not People - Bloomberg

Boeing Co. has a temporary plan to save the iconic but slow-selling 747 jumbo jetliner: buying its own planes and leasing them to cargo haulers.<p>With …

Boeing

The military's F/A-18 jet keeps choking off oxygen to pilots during flight

F/A-18 Hornets of all variants seem to be affected by a serious issue: oxygen shortage, or hypoxia, is plaguing the fleet of Legacy (A/B/C/D), Super Hornet (E/F) and Growler (EA-18G) aircraft.<p>As reported by Bloomberg News, all models of F/A-18 have shown steady yearly increases of what the Navy …

Armed Forces

SpaceX will try to make history with its first reused rocket launch this week

SpaceX is set to launch its next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, March 30 for SES-10, a mission for a private communications satellite company. This is different from every Falcon 9 launch that has preceded it, because the rocket SpaceX is using has already flown once before – on April 8 last year, …

SpaceX

Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

The most expensive part of doing business in outer space is getting there. The private space flight company SpaceX thinks it can change all that, and it's about to face a big test of its technology.<p>On Thursday, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a communications satellite from the Kennedy Space Center …

SpaceX

The U.S. Military's Strategy to Dominate the Air: Have the F-35 and F/A-18 Join Forces

Thanks to some big upgrades in the "Super Hornet". <i>A series of advanced technologies are being introduced into what Boeing calls its Block 3. It</i> …

Boeing

We Fly: Remos GXiS

The dwindling remnants of a glorious afternoon sun were disappearing beneath the horizon as I turned the Remos GXiS off the tiny runway at Flugplatz …

Airplanes

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SpaceX

New business jets by Bombardier: The Global 6000 joins the Global Express fleet

The design of the cockpit is all about reducing the workload on the pilots. An advanced avionics system enables pilots to have exceptional control, …

Aviation

Rockwell Collins tapped for aircraft detection system

Rockwell Collins received a $142 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the procurement of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II.

Bombardier CS100 eyes transatlantic flights to London City

More affordable transatlantic flights could soon be landing a little closer to the center of London. Bombardier has announced that its CS100 …

Aviation

Report: Administration pushing forward toward $5B F-16 sale to Bahrain

After a holdup last year tied to concerns over human rights, the Trump administration is pushing forward to sell nearly $5B in Lockheed Martin …

Bahrain

The Russian Su-35 vs US F-15

Sebastien Roblin [2]<p>The Su-35S can carry over 17,000 pounds of munitions on its hardpoints, with up to 14 usable for air-to-ground attacks.<p>The F-15C …

Cold War

Blue Origin offers a look inside its tourist rocket's capsule

Blue Origin has given you plenty of glimpses of the outside of its tourism-oriented New Shepard rocket, but what about the inside -- you know, the place where you'll spend all of your time? You now have an idea of what to expect. Jeff Bezos' spaceflight operation has released its first interior …

Space Travel

Marines Would Save $1B If F-35 Entered Service Faster; F-18 Hornets Struggling To Stay Mission-Ready

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station …

Armed Forces

Watch the weird aerodynamics behind mosquito flight

New high-speed videos show how mosquitoes get off the ground

Science

Jeff Bezos Reveals the Inside of the Blue Origin Space Capsule

On Wednesday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos shared new photos of the posh interior of the crew capsule for Blue Origin, his aerospace company.<p>The crew in …

Space Travel

Travel to space in style in Blue Origin's passenger capsule

Blue Origin, the space flight company from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has released the first images of what the inside of its guest capsule will look …

Space

With Patrick Shanahan, the Military-Industrial Complex Is Alive and Well

Patrick Shanahan with John Kerry in 2015. Flickr photoAmid ethics concerns, Boeing exec is headed to the Pentagonby MANDY SMITHBERGERPres. Donald …

Government

Boeing jet catches fire in Peru

A Boeing 737 (NYSE:BA) operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire Tuesday evening while landing at an airport in central Peru; all 141 people on board …

Aviation

Re-Flown Rockets Donated to Exhibit as SpaceX Readies for First Re-flight

A twin pair of the world's first reusable rockets have been donated for public display in California, including parts that lifted off on the first …

SpaceX

SpaceX ‘recycled rocket’ launch a huge step forward for mankind

Recover, relaunch, reduce costs: That’s the goal for SpaceX, which is set to make history Thursday by sending cargo into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket …

SpaceX

Watch SpaceX rocket launch on Thursday

This milestone SpaceX launch is currently scheduled for March 30 at 6:27 p.m. EDT (22:27 UTC). Links to the live launch here.<p>Tomorrow SpaceX will …

SpaceX

ARES: The Light Attack Aircraft America Needed (But Never Happened)

It only flew in the movies. While the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X program is once again coming to the fore as an alternative to using high-end jet fighters …

Military Aircraft