Dream Chaser Passes Major CRS-2 Review Milestone, Next Flight Test Nears

Sierra Nevada Corporation engineers and technicians prepare the firm’s Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle for tow tests on a taxiway at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Southern California. The vehicle’s second free-flight test is expected later this year. Photo Credit: NASA / Ken Ulbrich

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ is another […]

NASA Concludes Antares Orb-3 Investigation as Cygnus Prepares for Return to Space Station on Atlas-V

Antares exploding just seconds after liftoff with the Orb-3 mission for NASA. Photo Credit: Elliot Severn

One year after Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket suffered a launch failure that destroyed their third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s Independent Review Team has published their official accident investigation report. Over the last […]

NTSB Determines Probable Cause of Fatal SpaceShipTwo Crash, Unknown if Delays Contributed to Accident

The National Transportation and Safety Board met on July 28, 2015, to discuss the probably cause surrounding the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that occurred in late-October 2014. Photo Credit: NTSB

After a series of delays on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014, pilot Peter Siebold and co-pilot Michael Alsbury soared over the Mojave Desert […]

WATCH: Up-Close Launch Pad Cameras Capture Antares ORB-3 Explosion in Frightening Detail

Remote cameras set up around launch pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia captured incredible up-close views of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket exploding seconds after liftoff several weeks ago. The mission was to deliver the company’s Orb-3 Cygnus spacecraft to deliver supplies and experiments […]

Virgin Unveils Air-Launched Booster, Confirms SpaceShipTwo Customers

Artist’s concept of LauncherOne, ferried to altitude beneath the twin-fuselage WhiteKnightTwo aircraft. Image Credit: Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites

Four years from now, a powerful new rocket will be lifted to altitude by Scaled Composites’ WhiteKnightTwo aircraft, carrying with it the promise of bringing down the cost of delivering payload into orbit to a fraction […]

NASA and FAA Agree on the Future of Spaceflight

Astronauts and experts check out the accommodations in SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Future manned Dragon flights will be regulated according to the new agreement between NASA and FAA. Photo Credit: SpaceX

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting Administrator Michael Huerta agree that their organizations both have an interest in the […]

NASA T-38s To Conduct Flights Over Washington D.C.

Two of NASA's T-38 jet aircraft will conduct flights over the Washington D.C. metropolitan area on Thursday, April 5. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

The skies above the nation’s capital will rumble with the sounds of NASA’s sleek T-38 Talon jets this week. The space agency, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation […]

NASA Aeronautics: Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Artistic Concept of UAS in NAS, Photo Credit: NASA

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is often on the forefront of aeronautics research with noteworthy projects such as the F-18 High Angle-of-Attack (Alpha) Research Vehicle (HARV) and the X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft. It has […]

Flying With World Advanced Aerobatics Champion Rob Holland

Mike Killian flying front seat with World Champion Aerobatics pilot Rob Holland over Cocoa Beach FL. Photo Credit: Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows

“FLY IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT”. Those were the words printed on a sticker staring me in the face as I was strapped into the front seat of Rob Holland’s Veteran […]

FAA Airworthiness Directive Raises Concerns

Aircraft Oxygen Masks, Photo Credit: AVWeb

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive (AD) that ordered airlines to remove the emergency chemical oxygen generators in airplane lavatories due to concerns that they “were easily accessible and could have been manipulated to create a flight hazard”. According […]