The Dream Chaser Space Plane Just Successfully Completed A Flight Test

The Dream Chaser Space Plane Just Successfully Completed A Flight Test

00 The spacecraft called Dream Chaser lived up to its name this week, after successfully completing a milestone in its development. The space plane passed a challenging approach and landing test with flying colors. It was dropped from a helicopter and flew back to a landing strip at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Sierra Nevada Corporation, the company behind the spacecraft, said in a tweet after the test, “The Dream Chaser had a beautiful…

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Stratolaunch: The Rocket-Launching Aircraft Longer Than a Football Field Unveiled!

Stratolaunch: The Rocket-Launching Aircraft Longer Than a Football Field Unveiled!

00 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has rolled out the phenomenal Stratolaunch aircraft, the world’s largest plane by wingspan, to begin its fuel tests, which marks the completion of the initial construction phase. This is a key milestone for the aircraft as it aims to provide convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit. Stratolaunch aircraft Weighing at a whopping 500,000 lbs, the aircraft is 385 ft in length making it wider than a National Football…

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Meet the Guppy and the Largest Aircraft in the World

Meet the Guppy and the Largest Aircraft in the World

00  It is the ugliest, yet most useful plane in NASA’s fleet. Though it looks more like a massive fish than an aircraft, the Guppy is used to ship immensely large parts all across the world. The reason why NASA requires such a large plane Before any satellite id launched into space, it has already flown many times- likely inside the Super Guppy. The Super Guppy plays an integral role in transporting critical components for many…

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New Wing Design Reduces Emissions and Fuel Consumption by 50%

New Wing Design Reduces Emissions and Fuel Consumption by 50%

00 NASA and Boeing engineers designed a wing that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption by 50%. Wings create lift, however, they also accumulate weight. The more weight, the more fuel and money is increased in order to make it airborne.  An ideal ratio must be met to satisfy both weight reduction and lift to create a fuel efficient design. Current technologies have improved wing design by incorporating lightweight material including titanium alloys and carbon…

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Boeing’s Future Blended Wing Body Aircraft Back in the Tunnel

Boeing’s Future Blended Wing Body Aircraft Back in the Tunnel

00     [Image Source: NASA]With NASA’s initiative to provide quieter, greener aircraft for the aerospace industry also comes emerging technologies that enable engineers to through examine the functionality of the aircraft in unprecedented detail.   One of their newest additions to their future fleet includes a futuristic blended wing body (BWB) design. The design in comparison resembles the shape of a diving hawk, however, tends more towards a triangular design. The model is currently…

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Giant Helium-filled Hybrid Airship Airlander Makes First Historic Flight

Giant Helium-filled Hybrid Airship Airlander Makes First Historic Flight

00 The Airlander 10 makes first historic flight, promising the most fuel efficient aircraft ever made[Image Source: Airlander] Airlander, the huge success that came to be after achieving record-breaking crowdfunding project that saw pledges reach over $1,000,000 dollars, recently took flight in their new massive helium-filled airship. The ship that took flight dubbed the Airlander 10 began the maiden voyage at 19:45 on Wednesday 17th of August, before shortly landing thereafter at 20:00 before dusk….

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Cargo Plane Skids Off Runway and Crashes into Highway

Cargo Plane Skids Off Runway and Crashes into Highway

00 Pilots of a DHL Boeing 737 cargo plane lost control while landing and skidded off the runway and into a nearby roadway last week. The crash happened at the airport in Bergamo, Italy, late last Friday night. The plane came to a stop after colliding with an overpass and destroying the guardrail. Officials believe that heavy rain in the area was to blame for the plane’s inability to stop. [Image Source: Twitter] After the crash, many…

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