SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' set to fire up engines in crucial test

The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time.

Jan. 16, 2021 ~7 min

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Greener planes of the future... or just pretty plans?

The aerospace industry is testing models of radical looking aircraft, but will they ever make it into production?

Jan. 8, 2021 ~9 min

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SLS: Crucial test for Nasa's 'mega-rocket'

Part of a giant rocket that will send humans back to the Moon has undergone a critical test.

Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Boeing 737 Max: why was it grounded, what has been fixed and is it enough?

Almost two years after crashing twice within five months and being pulled out of service, the Boeing 737 Max's return to the skies has now been approved.

John McDermid, Director, Assuring Autonomy International Programme, University of York • conversation
Nov. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights

When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?

Sara M. Langston, Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • conversation
June 11, 2020 ~9 min

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SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

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New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?

By Mary-Ann Russon • bbcnews
Dec. 25, 2019 ~11 min

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UK's Sabre space plane engine tech in new milestone

UK engineers developing a novel propulsion system say their technology has reached a new performance level.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 7, 2019 ~5 min

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UK's air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 15, 2019 ~4 min

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Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine - BBC News

Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 12, 2018 ~5 min

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