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Photo Essay: SpaceX Craft Splashes Into Pacific From 260-Miles In Space

May 22, 2015 1:58 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The capsule splashed into the Pacific less than six hours following its station departure.

Drone's Eye View Of Tesla's Massive Battery Factory

May 22, 2015 1:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

New footage shows construction on what will be the world's largest battery factory.

Eight Must-Know Facts From The New Elon Musk Book

May 21, 2015 5:14 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

I read the new book on Elon Musk, so you don’t have to. 

Space's Supply Chain Problem

May 19, 2015 3:16 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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EU Nations Pledge Cooperation On Developing 'Euro-Drone'

May 18, 2015 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany, France and Italy see the project as a way to strengthen defense cooperation.

These Space-Age Ceramics Will Be Your Jet Engine’s Next Cup Of Tea

May 18, 2015 9:53 am | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

In the 1990s, a team started studying a family of materials called ceramic matrix composites.

California Man Cited For Flying Drone Near White House

May 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The man was detained for flying a small drone just north of the White House.


Solar Plane Set To Embark On Toughest Journey Yet

May 12, 2015 10:19 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard set off from China for Hawaii. 

Drones Could Enhance Safety At Chemical Plants

May 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow Chemical hopes drones could eventually provide crucial safety services at its plants and take employees out of harm's way.

Another Major Defense Company Interested In ND Drone Park

May 9, 2015 12:07 pm | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop.

Snapshot Of The Week: Check Out The View From This ‘Open-Air Aeroplane’

May 8, 2015 12:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Even those with a fear of heights can appreciate the magnificent photographs of wind-swept dunes, craggy mountains, lush fields and everything in between.

Photo Essay: SpaceX Completes Pad Abort Test

May 7, 2015 2:59 pm | by SpaceX | News | Comments

The Crew Dragon simultaneously fired its eight SuperDraco engines at 9 a.m. EDT and leapt off a specially built platform at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.


American Becomes Second U.S. Airline to Use Boeing's 787

May 7, 2015 10:35 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The 787 is made with lightweight carbon material and other advances to improve fuel efficiency. The interiors feature larger windows and mood lighting.

How Drones Are Shaping Diverse Industries

May 6, 2015 3:04 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Many industries question: Is it worth investing in the controversial technology?

U.S. Gives Farmers Approval To Spray Crops From Drones

May 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"The FAA is taking an important step forward to helping more industries in the U.S. realize the benefits (drone) technology has to offer," said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Pilot To Fly Solar Plane Across Pacific For Five Days, Five Nights

May 3, 2015 6:08 am | by Louise Watt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The aircraft will climb to the altitude of Mount Everest, almost 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), during the day to get more sunlight, recharge the batteries and store more energy. At nighttime, the plane will fly lower, at a minimum of 1,000 meters (3,000 feet).

Remote Utah Outpost Serves As Stand-In For Surface Of Mars

May 1, 2015 2:07 am | by Brady Mccombs, The Associated Press | News | Comments

This site and others that allow crews to mimic interplanetary missions are helping to raise buzz about Mars to an all-time high as advancements in science and engineering convince space enthusiasts that the 140-million-mile trip is a realistic possibility in this century.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: Jeff Bezos’ Spaceship Lifts Off

April 30, 2015 4:30 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This launch is particularly exciting to the public, because Blue Origin’s primary goal is to commercialize space travel and make it available to more adventurous tourists.

Internet Billionaires Face Off In Renewed Texas Space Race

April 27, 2015 10:20 am | by Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. Both have lofty aspirations: launching a new era of commercial space operations, in part by cutting costs through reusable rockets.

Boeing 787 Order Deliveries Delayed

April 27, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 787, which Boeing Co. calls the Dreamliner, is made largely from lightweight carbon material to save on fuel. The planemaker disclosed this week that it is still losing money on the jet but hopes to begin breaking even on each delivery later this year.

Cheaper Fuel Has Airlines Soaring To Record Profits

April 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Even with a recent increase, the spot price of jet fuel is down 40 percent since September.

U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 22, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The USPS plans to issue a request for proposals from the finalists next month, then award contracts to build prototype vehicles.

Hubble Telescope Marking 25th Anniversary In Orbit

April 22, 2015 10:16 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

"Hubble has become part of our culture — very much," said NASA's science mission chief, John Grunsfeld, a former astronaut who flew on the final three Hubble repair missions.

Report Details Potential Uses Of Drones In Disaster Relief

April 22, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Drones equipped with cameras could enable workers to see developments in real time and help find survivors, deliver supplies, track flooding or other dangers and inform decisions about where to establish relief operations on the ground.

Japan Mulls 2018 Moon Landing

April 21, 2015 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's space program has achieved some breakthroughs on a shoestring budget, crimped during years of economic stagnation, but has focused in the past mainly on small scientific projects.

SpaceX Shipment Arrives At Space Station

April 17, 2015 10:22 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule, which arrived three days after its Florida launch, with the help of a giant robot arm.

Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: SpaceX Rocket Barely Misses Amazing Landing

April 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In an impressively close call, the Falcon 9 planted successfully on the barge but tipped over after making contact.

Q&A: Matt Hederstrom And Jeff Phillips Of Varley Group

April 15, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

Varley Group is one of Australia’s oldest engineering companies with a reputation worthy of its tenure. Recently, they’ve begun to establish a substantial presence in the U.S. through their subsidiary, Varley USA.

Drone Companies Court Skeptical Public

April 13, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The marketing shift could help alter the public perception of drones, which have sparked safety and privacy concerns and share a name with the military's infamous unmanned attack planes.

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