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Concept to reality: NASA marks milestones in development of electric X-57

NASA’s X-57 project has marked two critical milestones, taking two major steps toward demonstrating the benefits of electric propulsion for aviation. More general aviation aircraft...

NASA’s Dragonfly will fly around Titan looking for origins, signs of...

NASA has announced that its next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks...

Unmanned aircraft flight tests begin at Armstrong

NASA initiated a series of flight tests back in 2012 to assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop regulations to allow the integration...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch to host AFIT’s Space Object Self-Tracker

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Space Object Self-Tracker flight experiment was launched on the Defense Department’s first SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on June...

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, crewmates return from space station mission

NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station June 24, landing safely in...

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites June 25, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean...

Marine Corps at forefront for ground-based lasers

A drone-killing, directed energy weapon prototype is now in the hands of Marines. The Compact Laser Weapons System—or CLaWS—is the first ground-based laser approved...

Air Force Research Laboratory prepares DSX spacecraft for launch

Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have completed the final assembly and integration of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft in preparation for its...

X-56A team makes project take flight

It was a brisk morning as the final checks on the lakebed and in the control room were nearly complete for the X-56A to...

AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality. With a growing need...