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Category: Space

World’s largest aircraft completes 3rd test flight
Space

The world’s largest aircraft, Roc, completed its third test flight on Sunday over the Mojave Desert in California. The distinctive-looking twin-fuselage Roc is designed to carry a rocket-powered, hypersonic vehicle underneath.

Passenger on Blue Origin NS-18 spaceflight dies in plane crash
Space

Entrepreneur Glen de Vries who travelled on Blue Origin’s second crewed spaceflight has died in a plane crash late last week. On Thursday, 11 November, the 49-year-old was onboard a single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft as it crashed into a wooded area in Hampton Township, in Northern New Jersey, according to state police. The Federal Aviation

Ingenuity again exceeds expectations in ‘most complex’ 10th flight
Rotor

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its 10th flight, and has now travelled a total of one mile in distance, or over 1.5 kilometres.

Comment: Can ‘spaceflights’ become more than joyrides for millionaires?
Space

In this cross-posting with The Conversation, physics lecturer Ian Whittaker and research fellow in space science Gareth Dorrian discuss whether the billionaires actually reached space, and what the future of space tourism could look like.  Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard

Watch as billionaire Branson reaches space for the first time aboard VSS Unity
Headlines

Sir Richard Branson has officially completed his mission to become the first of the billionaires currently investing in space tourism technologies to reach space aboard his own company’s rocket, beating rival Jeff Bezos by nine days.

NASA successfully tests Ingenuity’s limits in ‘nerve-wracking’ 9th flight
Headlines

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its ninth flight on the Red Planet, in what NASA has dubbed its “most challenging” flight to date. In a tweet announcing the success of the flight, NASA’s California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which oversees the Ingenuity program, said “the rotorcraft completed its 9th and most challenging flight yet”

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