Delft Students start developing UFO Eight
international PhD researchers and one committed and experienced project
leader will take up the challenge to design the most environmentally
friendly airplane ever conceived. 'It will be an extraordinary
Step closer to Hypersonic Space Planes Two
hour flights to the other side of the world at Mach 25 may seem like a
scene from a science fiction movie; but that plane is currently in
development. The Astrox Corporation claim to have finally overcome the
largest problem, mixing fuel.
Passerger jet flown without Pilot A
jet airliner was flown over south-west England recently with no pilot
in the cockpit. The two-hour flight was designed to test technology
that might one day be used to control swarms of uncrewed air vehicles
(UAVs) from a single fighter jet.
Space mirrors makes Mars Colony possible Mirrors
in orbit around Mars could create Earth-like conditions on a small
patch of the planets surface, according to a NASA-funded study. The
extra sunlight would provide warmth and solar power for human explorers.
NASA asks Children to name new ISS Module Node
2 is the next module that will be installed on the ISS. NASA invites
grade K-12 students to suggest names for the new module. The Name the
ISS Node 2 Challenge calls for entrants to build a model of the hub in
their schools or classrooms.
Spiking sonic booms F15B
research jet's elongated nose, dubbed the Quiet Spike, is part of an
experiment of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and NASA to reduce the sonic
booms from supersonic aircrafts. The Quiet Spike could reduce the sound
made by the Concorde 10,000 times.
Self-Healing Airplane A
newly developed flexible material that repairs damage by releasing
syrupy epoxy could be useful for airplane maintenance. An
electromagnetic antenna can pinpoint the epoxy-filled crack thanks to
the circuitry embedded in the material.
Japanese firms plan to build passenger jets Mitsubishi
is planning to build passenger planes with 92 seats. Fellow Japanese
firm Honda is developing a light aircraft, which will be ready by 2010.
So far, Japan has had a small civil aerospace sector, providing parts
for Boeing aircrafts.
Boeing is working on a Zero-Emission Plane Boeing
is developing a light aircraft powered by fuel cells and electric motor
and plans to launch it within 12 months. The two-seater plane would
emit no carbon dioxide or other pollutants, but might have a top speed
of only 70 mph.
Russian Airship breaks Altitude Record Russian
aeronaut Stanislav Fyodorov has broken the altitude record for
airships. Fyodorov set the new record by flying his airship to an
altitude of over 8,000 meters. The previous record of 7,300 was set by
German pilots in the early 20th century.