Aeronautical and space technology

Jun 1, 2011
"A long journey in space may actually compromise the immune system and make astronauts more susceptible disease."
May 20, 2011
"The Eurocopter X3 uses a conventional rotor and two plane-like props to achieve phenomenal speed."
May 12, 2011
"NASA and DARPA want ideas for their 100-Year Starship project."
May 11, 2011
"A squat, insect-like contraption is set to fly untethered for the first time soon in a NASA test flight."
May 3, 2011
"This week marks the 50th anniversary of the flight of Alan Shepard, the first American to travel in space. Drew LePage examines the history of the Redstone rocket that made Shepard's flight possible."
Apr 20, 2011
"Medications used to treat astronauts in zero gravity might not work as well as they do on Earth."
Apr 18, 2011
"A huge, unmanned British space plane will face a critical technology test in June."
Mar 28, 2011
"While essential to human spaceflight, the spacesuit hasn't gotten the attention that people, rockets, and spacecraft have received over the decades. Jeff Foust reviews a new book that puts the development of the spacesuit, in particular the one used for the Apollo missions, into a technical and cultural perspective."
Mar 23, 2011
"NASA and DARPA are spending $1 million on project to help enable a starship ride in the 2100s."
Mar 23, 2011
""The Orion vehicle is slated to begin operational flights in 2016.