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Clement Charpentreau
Space X, NASA gears up for historic Crew Dragon launch

SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for the second attempt to make the first manned launch of the Crew Dragon, the shuttle destined to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The historic milestone will determine the future of American space sovereignty.  ...


Maja Mandzikashvili
Did Covid-19 put commercial space travel on hold?

How did the coronavirus pandemic affected commercial space travel? Will COVID-19 stop Elon Musk and other tech entrepreneurs from launching their space projects? ...


Clement Charpentreau
FAA prepares the future of supersonic commercial flights

Fast is nice, quiet is better. The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing the future of supersonic commercial flights in the United States by proposing new rules for noise certification....


Ruta Burbaite
NASA’s X-59 supersonic aircraft cleared for final assembly

Perhaps not at supersonic speeds, but NASA is certainly moving closer to building its piloted experimental aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier without producing sonic booms. Short for Quiet Supersonic Technology, the first large scale X-59 QueSST aircraft has been cleared for final assembly and integration of systems, the agency announced on December 16, 2019....


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.      ...