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Virgin Galactic
2014-11-13 17:34:20

As the survivor of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crash told government investigators that he was unaware that his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked the brakes, reports surfaced that the vehicle had been plagued by technical issues that few outside of the project knew about.

Virgin Galactic
2014-11-01 04:15:16

A “serious anomaly” suffered by Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane during a powered test flight on Friday has left one person dead and resulted in the loss of the aircraft.

2014-10-03 23:05:04

Title Sponsors of the Ansari XPRIZE to Partake in Private Anniversary Ceremony MOJAVE, Calif.

HiMAT subscale research aircraft
2014-06-13 03:00:08

From mid-1979 to January 1983, two remotely piloted, experimental Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology aircraft were flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center to develop high-performance fighter technologies that would be applied to later aircraft.

NASA Test Pilot Bill Dana Passes Away
2014-05-08 03:05:13

Bill Dana was an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot and an astronaut. He retired on May 29, 1998, a few months shy of 40 years of distinguished service to NASA and passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the age of 83.

X-43A hypersonic research aircraft
2014-03-27 04:53:03

NASA's X-43A shattered existing speed records for aircraft with air-breathing engines on March 27, 2004, when the scram-jet powered plane reached Mach 6.83 - 4,900 miles per hour - during a brief flight over the Pacific Ocean.

2014-02-21 16:20:21

Short film celebrates how Mojave has become the focal point of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry LOS ANGELES, Feb.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches New Heights
2014-01-11 04:11:11

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reusable space vehicle reached an altitude of 71,000 feet and speeds of Mach 1.4 during a supersonic test flight conducted early Friday morning, the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space travel firm has confirmed.

60th Anniversary Of First Mach 2 Flight Celebrated By NASA Dryden
2013-11-26 12:44:34

Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.