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China’s Tiangong-1 expected to crash to Earth within weeks
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China’s Tiangong-1 expected to crash to Earth within weeks

China’s first space station – the Tiangong-1, also known as “Heavenly Palace 1”, – is expected to come crashing down to Earth within weeks, experts say. Agencies around the world have been monitoring the spacecraft’s descent as the space s...

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy makes history with successful launch

On February 6, 2018, SpaceX successfully launched the first long awaited demonstration flight of the new Falcon Heavy sp...

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Plane spotting: stories of the avia-obsessed

Plane spotters are global, passionate and sometimes still invisible. But they do have stories to tell. ...

Laserpas passes customer and environmental certifications
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Laserpas passes customer and environmental certifications

Laserpas, an aerial power grid inspection service provider, has just received certifications stating that it follows bus...

Taking off: Africa’s space initiatives
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Taking off: Africa’s space initiatives

Several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt and Algeria have shown a renewed interes...

History hour: Operation Sage Burner crash
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History hour: Operation Sage Burner crash

Operation SAGE BURNER, one of a series of record-setting flights intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of United...

Opinion: Reminiscence of automation & aviation security change
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Opinion: Reminiscence of automation & aviation security change

When I joined aviation, aircraft systems were more complicated, writes Gonzalo Carrasco.  Although planes were...

Countering terrorism threats with virtual reality
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Countering terrorism threats with virtual reality

What if you could save an airport from terrorists, escape insurgents in South Sudan, and rescue civilians in an undergro...

SpaceX halts first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket
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SpaceX halts first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX on May 10, 2018, aborted the launch of its first commercial flight of the first Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the...

History Hour: 1st non-stop transcontinental flight on Fokker T-2
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History Hour: 1st non-stop transcontinental flight on Fokker T-2

On May 2-3, 1923, U.S. Army Air Service pilots Lieutenants John A. Macready and Oakley G. Kelly made first non-stop tran...

History Hour: Record-setting round-the-world flight on B747SP-21
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History Hour: Record-setting round-the-world flight on B747SP-21

On May 1–3, 1976, Pan American World Airways’ Boeing 747SP-21 departed John F. Kennedy International Ai...

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History Hour: U.S. Air Force receives F-101A supersonic fighter

On May 2, 1957, the U.S. Air Force accepted the first production McDonnell F-101A Voodoo supersonic fighter....

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History hour: First flight of Boeing 747-400

On April 29, 1988, Boeing test pilots James C. Loesch and Kenneth Higgins took the new Boeing 747-400, serial...

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Space tourism – not as appealing as it seems?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly has two people signed up for a trip around the Moon (although these plans have been...

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Are there two pilots in the cockpit?

Ever since the early days of commercial aviation, flight safety has steadily improved. Considering the number of flights...

History Hour: 18 records set in one day on Lockheed JetStar
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History Hour: 18 records set in one day on Lockheed JetStar

On April 22, 1961, Jackie Cochran set 18 World Air Sport Federation (FAI) records in one day flying a Lockheed L-13...

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History Hour: Ruth Nichols world speed record on Lockheed Vega

On April 13, 1931, Ruth Rowland Nichols set a World Air Sports Federation World Speed Record of 210.64 mph over a 1...

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Hypersonic flight technology gets boost from two industry giants

Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Rolls-Royce announced their investment in Reaction Engines, a UK-based aerospace technology...