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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. World’s Largest Airplane Gets Ready for Maiden Flight

    Oct
    11
    2017

    Private spaceflight company Stratolaunch Systems brought the world’s largest airplane (by wingspan) out of its hangar for the first time recently. Called the Stratolaunch, the massive aircraft successfully tested out all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines, each weighing 8,940 lbs. (4,000 kg), at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Here are some […]

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  2. Royal Navy Helicopter Transformed Into Luxury Holiday Home

    Aug
    09
    2017

    If you love camping and spending holidays amid the pleasure of nature in fancy tents and classy tree houses, you will definitely admire this “innovative” new holiday rental home in Stirling, Scotland. This unusual holiday home is basically a retired Royal Navy search-and-rescue helicopter which has been transformed into a luxurious and unique hotel. Stirling […]

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  3. Blue Origin to Construct Rockets In Alabama, Bringing in Hundreds of Jobs

    Jun
    28
    2017

    Huntsville, Alabama will soon become a major point of interest for private spaceflight. Governor Kay Ivey has confirmed that Jeff Bezos aims to build a production facility in Huntsville to manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines. According to Ivey, this “helps cement Alabama as the preferred destination for the aerospace industry.” All in all the […]

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  4. Boeing Is Partnering With DARPA To Build Its New Hypersonic Space Plane

    May
    25
    2017

    The XS-1 is a vehicle Boeing has been developing which will make launching satellites a much more efficient endeavor. Now, Boeing has announced that it is working DARPA in order to further advance the XS-1 in order to eventually make its DARPA’s next generation hypersonic space plane. Essentially, this means DARPA like the concept pitch […]

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  5. Aerospace Composites Market Set to Double to $32 Billion by 2022

    May
    08
    2017

    Composite materials are now widely used in many industries and products including airplanes, sailboats, ski equipment, wind turbines, racecars, and medical equipment. Materials science and engineering continue to evolve with new classes of materials with new properties radically changing engineering and society. Today, materials scientists work on the atomic scale, studying atomic bonding, bond energy, […]

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  6. Lilium Aviation’s Zero-Emission, Electric Aircraft Completes Inaugural Flight

    Apr
    23
    2017

    Lilium Aviation’s new aircraft is a mouthful to say but very impressive nonetheless. The zero-emission, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), electric aircraft recently successfully completed its first ever flight in Germany. The unmanned plane went through numerous test, including a mid-air transition from hovering to horizontal flight. At the moment, the aircraft features a two-seat […]

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  7. SpaceX Makes History By Landing a Used Rocket For The First Time Ever

    Apr
    10
    2017

    SpaceX continues to do the unthinkable. Last week, the private space giant successfully landed a used Falcon 9 rocket on one the company’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean. The endeavor marks a historic mark in space transport, representing the first time ever SpaceX reused and landed one of its rockets. The Instagram video below […]

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  8. Canada Finally Getting a Spaceport On Its Own Soil to Launch Rockets

    Mar
    16
    2017

    Oh Canada! The country is finally getting its own spaceport, meaning it no longer has to ship rockets all the way to Virginia to launch them. Canadian space transport company, Maritime Launch Services, has announced plans to construct a spaceport in the town of Canso, on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. While the spaceport […]

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