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Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality

Virgin Galactic spaceship gets closer to take-off

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While humans have always thought of flying in the sky, no one took the thought as seriously as billionaire Sir Richard Branson. Richard Branson has unveiled plans to begin powered test flights of its rocket spaceship by 2011, and boy, are you feeling the butterflies in your stomach as...
Virgin Galactic spaceship gets closer to take-off
Pics: Boeing drops its spaceship from 14,000 feet

SpaceX cargo ship primed for first operational station flight

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After two successful test flights, SpaceX is set to launch an unmanned Dragon cargo ship loaded with a half-ton of the supplies -- including ice cream -- to the International Space Station. [Read more]...
SpaceX cargo ship primed for first operational station flight

DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

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Apollo 17 launched in December 1972, and it was the last time a human being went to the moon -- or even traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, there have been several plans to return to the moon (or to skip it and go straight to Mars). Plenty of...
DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

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Apollo 17 launched in December 1972, and it was the last time a human being went to the moon -- or even traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, there have been several plans to return to the moon (or to skip it and go straight to Mars). Plenty of...
DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

Virgin Galactic’s Maiden Space Flight a Success

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Virgin Galactic’s experimental aircraft designed to one day carry paying customers into space, has completed its maiden flight successfully.The sleek, six-passenger ship, called VSS Enterprise, remained attached to its carrier aircraft throughout the two-hour, 54-minute flight.”Virgin Galactic announced that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise, this morning successfully completed its...
Virgin Galactic’s Maiden Space Flight a Success
FAA approves certification program for Boeing 787 battery fixes

'Stalker' aircraft completes first laser-powered outdoor flights

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A rendering of the Stalker unmanned aircraft A small unmanned aircraft used for military intelligence and reconnaissance missions has completed a series of outdoor test flights using power from a ground-based laser beam. The tests, conducted during both day and night, mark the first-ever laser-powered outdoor flight of an unmanned...
'Stalker' aircraft completes first laser-powered outdoor flights
Liberty rocket could begin commercial low-orbit space flights by 2016

Here's What We Learned When Elon Musk Appeared On 60 Minutes

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Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss the privatization of the space race. Here's what we learned about the multi-billionaire founder and his passion for technology. When he sold PayPal to eBay, he made a trip to Russia to investigate purchasing an ICBM to...
Here's What We Learned When Elon Musk Appeared On 60 Minutes

Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves mach 5.1, record flight length

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With the third X-51A WaveRider failing to reach hypersonic speed due to a fin failure last August, it seemed the United States Air Force would possibly forgo the fourth (and final) run. On the morning of May 1st, however, that last X-51A got its chance to soar, successfully reaching...
Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves mach 5.1, record flight length
Flying car makes successful maiden flight in the Netherlands [video]

FAA approves Boeing test flights of grounded 787 Dreamliner

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Aircraft builder will be allowed to conduct test flights of the much-hyped aircraft after onboard battery fires led the FAA to ground the planes. [Read more]...
FAA approves Boeing test flights of grounded 787 Dreamliner

Japan clears 787s for takeoff pending FAA-approved battery fix

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Japan's transport minster, Akihiro Ohta, announced today that the country's airliners can resume flying grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners once a newly approved battery system is installed. "We have reached a conclusion that there is no problem with the judgment by the FAA," Ohta told the Associated Press. Back in...
Japan clears 787s for takeoff pending FAA-approved battery fix

Flying cars are real, and you can join the pre-order list now

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Terrafugia, a Massachusetts company that’s making our dreams of flying cars a reality, has already taken 100 pre-orders for its second-generation flagship model, which will sell for a bit less than $300,000 and is slated to be on the roads and in the skies later within the year. We’ll...
Flying cars are real, and you can join the pre-order list now
Lockheed Martin's new ADAM laser ready to unleash HEL on the battlefield (literally)
Boeing creates website to explain 787 problems
Blue Devil: two US senators fight to keep the spy blimp project alive

Solar Impulse to fly across the US, pilots preparing for a trip around the world in 2015

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We've been tracking the sun-powered plane known as Solar Impulse for years as it roved hither and yon. Today, Solar Impulse's pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, came to NASA's Ames research center to announce their plan to fly across America. The cross-country tour will begin in the Bay...
Solar Impulse to fly across the US, pilots preparing for a trip around the world in 2015

SpaceX prepares to launch first commercial flight to space station

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In a major step towards space privatisation, SpaceX will send a Dragon capsule with supplies for the International Space StationIn the early hours of Saturday morning, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to deliver a capsule full of supplies to the...
SpaceX prepares to launch first commercial flight to space station

Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

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Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16. [Read more]...
Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit
FAA moves ahead with plans to allow drone test flights in US airspace

As 787 tests continue, Boeing announces leadership changes

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Greg Hystop. Photo via blog.al.com. While Boeing continues to conduct test flights of the 787 Dreamliner, the company announced some leadership changes today. Greg Hyslop, who was previously VP and GM of the Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems, was appointed as vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology....
As 787 tests continue, Boeing announces leadership changes

Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board

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Richard Branson has long said that he'd be on board Virgin Galactic's first commercial space tourism flight, and he's now confirmed that will take place sometime next year with his two adult children along for the ride (a bit of a delay from the company's original 2011 target). That...
Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board
FAA will soon approve redesigned Boeing 787 battery, reports WSJ
FAA may approve Boeing 787 Dreamliner test flights as early as this week

Gogo's New Antennas Should Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi, but Don't Expect Netflix

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Gogo, the company that powers inflight Internet service for a variety of airlines, is counting on new antennas to help speed things up and allow more passengers to surf at the same time. The new set-up should triple peak speeds, and doubles overall network capacity. That should allow more people...
Gogo's New Antennas Should Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi, but Don't Expect Netflix

Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

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Builder of warcraft, hoster of Blue Angels and all-around badass in aerospace engineering, Boeing is showing off its Unmanned Little Bird, among other unmanned systems, in Las Vegas this week at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference and exhibition. Whew. Insert...
Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

Virgin Galactic sees space test flights in 2011

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Virgin Galactic sees space test flights in 2011
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