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2015-05-09 10:21:50

Project Orion would have used a series of dropped atomic bombs to propel itself upwards - all the way to Mars. Here's the story of how it would work and why it was scrapped.

2015-03-19 08:20:45

New aerospike engine will do for space travel what the jet engine did for air travel NEW YORK, Mar.

LDSD Rocket-powered Test Vehicle
2014-06-02 16:20:30

NASA's flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight.

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.

New Conceptual Configuration For Air-breathing Hypersonic Airplanes
2013-12-17 15:00:13

How to design a hypersonic airplane that travels from Beijing to New York in only two hours? Dr. Cui Kai and his group from State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences set out to tackle this problem.

New Rocket Engine Test-fired By NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Blue Origin
2013-12-04 08:31:40

NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere.

UK Space Agency Invests Into Development Of Air-breathing Rocket Engine
2013-07-16 11:45:46

The UK government has announced plans to invest in the development of an air-breathing rocket engine – intended for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane – following the ESA-managed feasibility testing of essential technology.