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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Watch Blue Origin Seamlessly Launch and Land Its New Shepard Rocket

    May
    08
    2018

    Elon Musk isn’t the only super rich fella with a private space company successfully launching and landing rockets. Blue Origin and its founder Jeff Bezos recently conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket, which included launching and landing the booster rocket, in addition to its crew capsule shortly after. This is a […]

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  2. World’s Largest Plane Will Take Off This Summer

    May
    03
    2018

    The world’s largest plane, the Stratolaunch, is lumbering toward its first flight. The plane, a 500,000-lb. beast, recently completed a runway test in anticipation of its debut flight, which is planned for some time this summer. This massive plane is 238 ft. long and 50 ft. tall. It features six high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines used by the […]

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  3. NASA’s Test Dummies Crash Planes and Other Vehicles for Safety Research

    Apr
    09
    2018

    Every now and then, NASA gives us the pleasure of releasing footage of their test dummies crashing a whole bunch of things. Recently, NASA’s Langley Research Center published another video of their test dummies crashing airplanes and other neat space vehicles for safety research. By outfitting the dummies with sensors and other various instruments, researchers […]

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  4. Relive SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch In All Its Glory

    Feb
    13
    2018

    Last week, SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, to much fanfare. Perhaps overshadowing the launch was Elon Musk’s idea to also release a Tesla Roadster into space, which managed exceed Mars’ orbit and continue on into the Asteroid Belt. The launch represents a historic moment for not only private space exploration but […]

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  5. Mustard Seeds Power Flight from U.S. to Australia

    Feb
    13
    2018

    A Qantas plane recently made history by becoming the first in the world to be partly powered by mustard seeds. The U.S.-Australia biofuel flight took off from Los Angeles and landed in Melbourne after a 15-hour trip. Qantas estimated that the use of biofuel on this flight reduced emissions by 7 percent The Boeing Dreamliner […]

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  6. Zapata Ezfly: The Aerial Segway Anyone Can Fly

    Feb
    05
    2018

    For the past several years, inventors have been coming up with some incredible flying car designs. But the search for a viable flying car — one that doesn’t look too silly — is still on. Meanwhile, French inventor Franky Zapata has revealed a “Segway of the sky” — the Zapata Ezfly hoverboard. Zapata amazed the […]

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  7. SpaceX Sets February 6 Launch Date For Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

    Jan
    28
    2018

    The static fire test for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket went swimmingly last week so now it appears all systems are go for an official launch date. Finally! Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Easy viewing from the public causeway. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January […]

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  8. Blue Origin’s BE-4 Rocket Engine Test Is Oddly Mesmerizing

    Jan
    10
    2018

    Blue Origin has released a new video showing off its next-generation rocket engine igniting, and it looks pretty dang sweet. The BE-4 being tested, has been in development for around 7 years and has largely remained a mystery up until now, ever since Blue Origin has been publishing more and more updates in regards to […]

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  9. India Gearing Up for Second Moon Mission in 2018

    Dec
    31
    2017

    In 2013, China landed a rover called Yutu on the moon. Since then, there have been no manned or unmanned moon landings. But India is soon going to join the ranks of the moon landers The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018. […]

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  10. Concorde Successor May Break Sound Barrier Soon

    Dec
    18
    2017

    The Concorde, which was considered one of the safest planes in the world, was permanently grounded three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590 in July 2000, in which all passengers and crew were killed. A successor to the Concorde may take to the skies once again after more than a decade! The […]

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  11. Rocket Lab Plans To Launch Its Electron Rocket For The Second Time

    Dec
    11
    2017

    US startup Rocket Lab aims to carry out its second launch of the company’s experimental Electron Rocket sometime in the next week or so. The plan is to send the rocket into orbit, and if successful, will prove the Electron Rocket is prepared to eventually send small commercial payloads to orbit in the future. There’s […]

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