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European airplane-maker Airbus conducted the first flight of its new A350 XWB passenger jet Friday, just days ahead of the Paris Air Show, the world's premier aviation showcase. The A350 XWB took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern...
Tags: Boeing Co., Physiology
WASHINGTON — In trying to sell the idea of building a new rocket pad in Central Florida, Frank DiBello doesn't make comparisons to "Star Wars," "Star Trek" or moon landings. Instead, the head of Space Florida relies on a more earthbound analogy:...
An F-35 fighter jet launched a missile in mid-flight from its internal weapons bay for the first time in a test flight for the Air Force. The missile firing took place last week about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles at the Navy’s Point Mugu...
European plane-maker Airbus announced the first flight of its new A350 XWB passenger jet is set for Friday, just days ahead of the Paris Air Show, the world's premier aviation showcase. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB will take off from...
Tags: Boeing Co., Physiology, Paris (France)
The gig: Gwynne Shotwell, 49, is president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA. Shotwell is No. 2 at the pioneering company behind founder...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.SpaceX, the Hawthorne rocket maker, has found a new home for flight testing on its reusable rocket. The company has signed a three-year agreement to lease land and facilities at Spaceport America, the state-owned commercial launch site located 55...
While the Mars rover Curiosity is discovering the building blocks of life on the Red Planet, many are equally excited about another development: Commercial companies have finally discovered profit in space. This is no small feat, considering the...
WASHINGTON -- An old space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center soon could be home to commercial rockets under a plan announced Friday by NASA. The agency plans to lease what's known as Pad 39A to prospective tenants. Possible candidates include...
A white-and-black space plane, very much resembling the now-retired space shuttle, was trucked to a NASA flight center in the Mojave Desert to begin a round of testing to see if it has the right stuff to carry astronauts one day. Tucked under a white...
Tags: Satellite Technology, Rocketry, Science, Boeing Co., NASA
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have quit Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's political advocacy group Fwd.us after protests from environmentalists and liberal groups, a person familiar with the situation said late...
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch of its new Antares rocket has been put on hold due to a technical issue that popped up when countdown was about 12 minutes away. The 13-story rocket was expected to blast off from NASA’s little-known Wallops...
Apparently, billionaire Elon Musk is channeling John F. Kennedy, who famously intoned, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Musk, who wasn’t even born when Kennedy gave his inaugural...
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