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NASA Keeping an Eye on Tesla Roadster

NASA Keeping an Eye on Tesla Roadster

  Following the launch of the Falcon Heavy, the Tesla Roadster was released into space, where it will orbit the sun on a path that will take it closer and closer to Mars and then as far as an orbit in line with Earth. The vehicle was originally intended to be released within the Mars… Continue Reading

Airbus Tests Self-Flying Taxi

Airbus Tests Self-Flying Taxi

We may be a couple of years behind schedule according to the Back to the Future series, but it appears that flying vehicles are now a thing. Airbus recently announced a series of successful test flights of their electric, self-flying vehicle, the Vahana. The company is producing these vehicles with the hopes that they will… Continue Reading

SpaceX “first orbital class rocket capable of reflight” test flight today: $12 billion in contracts and a 100 missions at stake: live feed of launch

SpaceX “first orbital class rocket capable of reflight” test flight today: $12 billion in contracts and a 100 missions at stake: live feed of launch

Years of delays and redesigns have finally come to an end with the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy this week. The company, which was founded in 2002, seeks to revolutionize space technology and colonize other planets. To accomplish this, SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. [To watch a live stream of the… Continue Reading

Space X Falcon Heavy launch live! ‘Great rocket launch or the best fireworks display,’ says Elon Musk. Watch the launch at 3pm today live on EDI Weekly

Space X Falcon Heavy launch live! ‘Great rocket launch or the best fireworks display,’ says Elon Musk. Watch the launch at 3pm today live on EDI Weekly

Elon Musk was hedging his “bets” when he said today’s hugely anticipated test launch of the Falcon Heavy will be a “great rocket launch or the best fireworks display.” Watch the launch of “the biggest rocket in the world by far” (Elon Musk): live at 3:04 PM ET to see which kind of spectacular display.… Continue Reading

SPACE 1971 vs today: looking back on the anniversary of Apollo 14’s landing on the moon; with new landings planned, how much have we advanced?

SPACE 1971 vs today: looking back on the anniversary of Apollo 14’s landing on the moon; with new landings planned, how much have we advanced?

Today is the aniversary of Apollo 14’s landing on the moon — 47 years ago! Elon Musk’s vision — to take mankind back to “manned landings” — seems more credible when we look back decades at man’s early landings on the moon. We are also about 24 hours away from the launch of Falcon Heavy… Continue Reading

International Trade Commission Hands Down Verdict in Bombardier versus Boeing Dispute

International Trade Commission Hands Down Verdict in Bombardier versus Boeing Dispute

    An ongoing dispute between Bombardier and Boeing came to an end on Friday, as the U.S. International Trade Commission announced its decision. The dispute began following a move that saw duties of 300 per cent placed on Bombardier planes, which many had claimed were illegitimate. Canada’s ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton,… Continue Reading

Interstellar Mission to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Interstellar Mission to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Moon Landing

A New Frontier NASA recently unveiled plans to commemorate the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing in a big way. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are working on preliminary plans for the agency’s first interstellar mission, set for 2069. The announcement was made by Anthony Freeman, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California,… Continue Reading

NASA Testing Technology Designed to Fold Wings During Flight

NASA Testing Technology Designed to Fold Wings During Flight

NASA has been working to develop and apply a new technology designed to fold an aircraft’s wings at various angles during flight. The flight series took place at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, as part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing project, which aims to validate the use of cutting-edge materials to fold aircraft… Continue Reading

Boeing and Bombardier Dispute Intensifies, Canada and U.K. Pressure Boeing to Resolve Conflict

Boeing and Bombardier Dispute Intensifies, Canada and U.K. Pressure Boeing to Resolve Conflict

The Canadian and British governments recently urged a U.S. tribunal to resist imposing duties on Bombardier planes. Canada’s ambassador to Washington argued against potential duties of 300 per cent on Bombardier’s C-Series jet, which he claimed were illegitimate. MacNaughton implored the United States to reject such penalties, stating that such a move was rooted in… Continue Reading

NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Part

NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Part

  NASA engineers successfully tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large, 3D-printed part for the first time on December 13th. The test marked a key step toward reducing costs for engines that power NASA’s Space Launch System. The 400-second hot-fire test was conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, using NASA’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine… Continue Reading

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