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Clement Charpentreau
Report claims NASA unnecessarily favored Boeing over SpaceX

A report found that NASA paid Boeing almost $300 million above the prices fixed by the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) contract. The money was meant as a compensation for “additional flexibilities” to accelerate the production of the Starliner capsule. The space agency’s inspector general deemed compensation as unnecessary....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing completes Starliner aborted launch test [Video]

Boeing said it successfully achieved an emergency ejection test of its CST-100 Starliner capsule, expected to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. However during the test, one of the three main parachutes failed to open....


Clement Charpentreau
X-37B, the mysterious space drone, lands after two-year mission

The X-37B, the United States Air Force space drone, has just returned to Earth after a 780-day flight. The exact purpose of its two-year mission remains a secret....


Ruta Burbaite
No paper plane: NASA supersonic X-59 QueSST is coming together

Following years of research and design engineering, NASA believes it has come up with a solution on how to reduce a sonic boom. The agency has been working with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to develop the technology that can overcome current noise restrictions for commercial supersonic flight over land and pave the way for establishing a new market of air travel. The project is known as X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology or QueSST and, accord...


Ruta Burbaite
NASA takes delivery of its first all-electric X-plane

These days NASA is not only preoccupied with the research and development of spacecraft – the agency is set on exploring electric propulsion technology for general aviation aircraft. NASA recently received its first all-electric X-plane: known as X-57 Maxwell Mod II, it is the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft and the first crewed X-plane in two decades. With the X-57, NASA aims to set industry standards for the growin...


Merve Kara
Exploring the future of space with Charlie Camarda from NASA

Charlie Camarda is an American engineer and  NASA astronaut who was part of the first mission into space after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.      ...


Merve Kara
NASA`s new ‘green’ alternative fuel attracts by its color

The Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) was launched aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the Air Force Space Test Program STP-2 mission on June 24, 2019....


AeroTime Team
NASA pictures supersonic shockwave interaction in flight

NASA captures the first-ever images of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in flight. Images are part of NASA’s ongoing effort to make sonic booms quieter, with hopes it could open the future to possible supersonic flight over land....


AeroTime Team
NASA WB-57 overshoots runway [Video]

NASA’s research WB-57 aircraft overran the runway at Ellington Field, landing on a grass. Pilots were not injured during the incident....


Ruta Burbaite
Supersonic drama: Aerion changes partners from Lockheed to Boeing

It is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry-wide efforts to revive faster than the speed of sound air travel. Everyone wants to get hold of the lucrative market of future supersonic passenger flight: from plane makers, aerospace and defense companies to even national space agencies. Having recently made a “significant investment” in Aerion, Boeing is keen on bringing the AS2 supersoni...