Boeing recently demonstrated that astronauts in its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 capsule will be able to safely exit the spacecraft during an emergency water landing. Although the CST-100 is designed to land on the ground, Boeing engineers worked with NASA and Department of Defense search-and-recovery personnel to test several emergency water-extraction scenarios. ìCrew safety is…
The Strategic Choices and Management Review has shown that a strategic approach to cutting the department’s budget canít meet the schedule set by full sequestration, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress Aug. 1. The review, ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, was partly an examination of the Defense Departmentís strategic options under sequestration, Carter…
Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie The second†Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II to be assigned to Air Combat Commandís 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was ferried by a Moody AFB crew from the companyís Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 14. The Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II is the…
Based on a fresh look at the future of aviation – as well as global trends in technology, the environment and economics –NASA's aeronautical innovators have chartered a new strategic vision for its aviation research programs.
The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellites being built by Boeing has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is dominated visually by the tennis-court sized sunshield, which separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold anti-sun side.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced Sept. 30 an order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range).
Aerospace legends were honored when the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted its annual Gathering of Eagles Oct. 12 at the University of the Antelope Valley Grand Ballroom in Lancaster, Calif
Technologies are being developed and tested that enable soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance announced a significant milestone Nov. 19, the first successful hot fire of the subscale 2500 lbf thrust XR-5H25 engine in the XCOR® and ULA liquid hydrogen engine development program.