When you’re an astronaut landing on the Moon, you can’t rely on the same gravitational cues we have on Earth. But regimented training with sensory devices could one day prevent spatial disorientation.
China’s newest hypersonic missile, the DF-27, could sideline US aircraft carrier groups in the Pacific, while missiles in the works in China, Russia and the US threaten global security.
Air Canada and United Airlines both have orders for hybrid electric 30-seaters. An aerospace engineer explains where electrification, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels are headed.
Plans for a drone superhighway could change our skies.
Russia’s use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine has put the weapons in the news. Next-generation versions under development could dramatically alter national and global security.
For years it has lagged Airbus, but that might be coming to an end.
Everything from food to metals are facing major upheaval.
The fastest things ever made by humans are spacecraft, and the fastest spacecraft reached 330,000 mph – only 0.05% the speed of light. But there are ways to go faster.
Fish fins are extremely flexible yet also strong. A special segmented fin design is the key to this useful combination of properties and could inspire new morphing materials.
In January Airbus agreed to pay nearly 4 billions euros to settle bribery charges. Theories developed by criminology researchers explain how the firm was able to operate so long with such impunity.
With planes grounded, and money lost, the firm is at a pivotal point in its history.
Recent advances in technology and new trends in commercial air travel could make supersonic flight economically viable. But regulations will have to change first.
On the 50th anniversary of man’s historic moon landing, Pedro Duque remembers how every child wanted to be an astronaut in 1969.
CASA says we could have flying taxis operating in Australia within five years. But there are a few hurdles to clear before we see ride sharing happening in the air rather than on the ground.
MIT researchers have built ion thrusters with no moving parts pave the way for silent drones.
New research shows how smart aircraft can learn to use updrafts of warm air to stay in the sky.
Why Airbus has warned that a no-deal Brexit could force the plane maker to close its UK operations.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
On the trail of the men of Britain’s Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world’s first air force.
The crash near Medellin killed 75 people, including many members of a top Brazilian football team, but amazingly left six survivors.