Flying the Friendly Martian Skies: NASA to Test Mars Airplane Prototype

Artist's conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

Artist’s conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

For several decades, Mars has been a busy place, with orbiters, landers, and rovers providing unprecedented views of the Red Planet. Another exciting possibility which has yet to be realized is an airplane, which could soar through […]

XCOR’s Lynx Spaceplane Meets Development Milestone Leading Up to First Test Flight

The XCOR Lynx Mark I vehicle being fabricated at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA.  Photo: Mike Massee / XCOR Aerospace

The XCOR Lynx Mark I vehicle being fabricated at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. Photo: Mike Massee / XCOR Aerospace

XCOR Aerospace proudly announced continued progress on its Lynx spaceplane, a suborbital spacecraft designed to take humans and payloads to the edge of space. The Lynx strakes, a major portion […]

NASA And Boeing Fly Their Prototype X-48C For The First Time

Boeing's prototype X-48C took to the skies for the first time Tuesday, performing a 9-minute test flight over NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. Photo Credit: NASA/Boeing

Boeing’s prototype X-48C took to the skies for the first time Tuesday, performing a 9-minute test flight over NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. Photo Credit: NASA/Boeing

On August 7, 2011, NASA and Boeing successfully flew their experimental X-48C aircraft over NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at […]