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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...


AeroTime Team
Official: U.S. establishes Space Command [Video]

The United States Department of Defense officially announced the establishment of U.S. Space Command on August 29, 2019. Space Command is the country’s 11th unified combatant command. It is singularly focused on the space domain....


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
Airbus prepares for long journey to Jupiter

Airbus Defence and Space declares completing the first step in the Jupiter mission....


Merve Kara
How CubeSats revolutionize scientific space research? [Interview]

The era of CubeSats is definitely in full swing. CubeSats ‒ tiny, versatile spacecraft ‒ are small satellites commonly used in low Earth orbit (LEO) for various applications, such as remote sensing and communications.   ...


AeroTime Team
Space Force gets seal of approval from U.S. President

The United States Space Force – a mysterious sixth arm of the country’s military – is beginning to take shape. The U.S. President has signed a directive laying the foundations for “a future military department for space,” as the document states....


Ruta Burbaite
Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the certification of the launch vehicles by the U.S. Air Force. Elon Musk’s company had recently celebrated entering the military space launch market with its first national security space mission completed in December 2018....


Ruta Burbaite
Pentagon to review USAF certification of SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy have fallen under scrutiny by the Pentagon, which has initiated a review of the certification of the launch vehicles by the U.S. Air Force. Elon Musk’s company had recently celebrated entering the military space launch market with its first national security space mission completed in December 2018....


Zivile Zalagenaite
“Unity, Welcome to Space”: Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Once only imagined in fiction, commercial travel to space just got another step closer to reality. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity completed a successful maiden flight on the edge of space, reaching 51.4 miles (approximately 82.7 kilometers) altitude on December 13, 2018. The flight, shown in a video below, marked more than one first time achievement....


AeroTime Team
NASA says goodbye to Dawn mission: what made it important [Video]

After 11 years in space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft mission is over. Take a look at the video below to learn what made this mission so unique.  ...