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SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to deliver new solar arrays to space station

SpaceX launched an all-new Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule Saturday from Kennedy Space Center on a mission to deliver new roll-out solar...

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Live coverage: Orion capsule completes distant retrograde orbit insertion burn

Live coverage of the flight of the Space Launch System moon rocket and Orion spacecraft on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission. Text updates will appear...

Rocket Lab to launch remaining NASA TROPICS satellites

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected Rocket Lab to launch the remaining four cubesats of a constellation to monitor tropical weather systems after the first...

Anti-tank Vertol 107

The Vertol Model 107 became the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight. It has been a fabulously successful helicopter; development began almost *70* years ago,...

The 4 Types of Exterior Lights Found on Airplanes

Exterior lights are commonly found on airplanes. When staring up at the night sky, you may notice them illuminated on the bodies of airplanes....

Grumman Advanced Stealthy Penetrator: Early CAD

The Grumman Advanced Stealthy Penetrator (GASP) received a fair amount of exposure in the mid 1980’s by way of artists concepts published in aviation...

Defying weather odds, SpaceX sends Eutelsat broadband platform into orbit

Despite a bleak weather forecast, SpaceX took advantage of a break in cloud cover over Cape Canaveral Tuesday night to launch a Falcon 9...

Czech Space Week is back. The biggest domestic space festival begins on 28 November and will again bring a number of innovations

This year’s Czech Space Week, a festival of space-related activities organised by the Ministry of Transport together with CzechInvest, Planetum – Prague Observatory and...

Viasat wins $325 million U.S. Special Operations Command contract

Under the five-year agreement, Viasat will provide communications hardware, technical support and network integration services WASHINGTON — The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Viasat a...

Boeing Model 987-350

A bit short of a week ago I posted artwork of a “Boeing Advanced Fighter.” This led to the re-discovery of the actual model...

Choosing the Best Environmental Control System When Designing an Aircraft

As human beings, we are very vulnerable to environmental conditions, especially those in the stratosphere. Unlike cockroaches (which seem oddly equipped for pretty much...

5 Facts About Airspeed Indicators

Airplanes have their own speedometers to measure the speeds at which they fly. Known as an airspeed indicator, it’s a flight instrument found inside...

Live coverage: Orion spacecraft on course for flyby of moon

Live coverage of the flight of the Space Launch System moon rocket and Orion spacecraft on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission . Text updates will...

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