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NASA Announces SpaceX, Boeing Target Test Flight Dates For Commercial Crew Program

NASA has officially announced the scheduled test flights for SpaceX and Boeing under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to conduct its first crewed test flights ahead of Boeing’s.

Space August 4, 2018

Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.

Space July 12, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Space June 15, 2018

Top 10 Designs At Boeing's $2 Million 'Personal Flying Device' Contest Revealed

The winners of GoFly Prize Phase I all have unique designs and styles. In Phase II, innovators have to bring their ideas to life by actually building them.

Robotics June 14, 2018

Boeing Throws Shade At SpaceX, Says Falcon Heavy Is ‘Too Small’ For Deep Space

Like children fighting over who’s the best, Boeing is going after SpaceX in a new website, calling the Falcon Heavy insufficient for NASA’s deep space exploration needs. It’s also making bold claims about the Space Launch System.

Space May 1, 2018

Boeing CEO: We Might Bring Back Elon Musk’s Tesla, And Also Go To Mars Within A Decade

The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.

Space April 13, 2018

NASA Ties With SpaceX, Boeing To Launch Astronauts To Space Again

The U.S. space agency has collaborated with SpaceX and Boeing to launch crewed missions to the space station. The tie-up will enable NASA to send astronauts from the United States.

Space January 7, 2018

Boeing And DARPA To Build XS-1 Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.

Space May 25, 2017

Boeing's Millions Worth Of Damages To Air Force One May Have Led To Flight Fire

Maintenance mistakes made by Boeing mechanics cost the company $4 million to date. The mishap could have led the Air Force One to catch fire.

Life & Style May 14, 2017

Made-In-China Passenger Jet, The Country’s Answer to Boeing And Airbus, Takes Maiden Flight

China's C919 passenger jet made its maiden flight on Friday, May 5, marking the country's aspirations to compete against Boeing and Airbus jets in commercial flights. Find out more about this homegrown jet and its chances of success.

Business Tech May 5, 2017

Boeing, JetBlue Invest In 'Tesla For The Air' Startup Zunum Aero: Hybrid Electric Airplane By 2020s?

Boeing and JetBlue made separate investments into Zunum Aero, a startup described as 'Tesla for the Air.' The company is looking to significantly reduce the costs of short-haul flights through the development of hybrid electric aircraft.

Business Tech April 6, 2017

Here’s Why NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Came To An End

Why did NASA give up the Space Shuttle program despite no alternative launch vehicle? Robert Frost delves on issues in funding, human resources, and changes in White House administrations as well as the advent of the Commercial Crew Program.

Space February 4, 2017

Government Investigators Sound Alarm Over Defect In SpaceX Rocket Engines

Preliminary findings of a GAO report reflect cracks in the turbopumps of the Falcon 9 rocket, dubbing it an unacceptable risk of future manned launches. In response, SpaceX has committed to fixing the problem.

Space February 3, 2017

First Look At Boeing's Sleek Blue Astronaut Suit For Travel To ISS

Boeing has unveiled the new 'Boeing Blue' suits for the Starliner spacecraft. The astronaut suits weigh about 20 pounds each with their accessories.

Space January 26, 2017

NASA Eyes More Seats On Russia Spacecraft To Haul Astronauts To ISS

NASA has expressed its plan to acquire two Soyuz seats via Boeing for its ISS missions in the fall of this year and the spring of 2018, as well as options for three added seats in 2019.

Space January 20, 2017

New Evidence In D. B. Cooper Case Points To Possible Connection Between Boeing And The Famed Hijacker

Fresh leads have surfaced on the 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking case. According to a team of amateur scientists, the clip tie the hijacker used had been found with traces pointing to alleged links to Boeing.

Life & Style January 16, 2017

United Retires Jumbo-Jet Icon Boeing 747 Ahead Of Time

In a memo to its workers, United Airlines announces the accelerated retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet, called the "Queen of the Skies," once symbolizing what's edgy and advanced in air travel.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

NASA Books More Astronaut Flights From SpaceX and Boeing: Here’s A Short History Of US Reliance On Russian Space Vehicles

Here’s a quick look at when NASA started relying on Russia to send its astronauts to the ISS, and its blooming arrangements with private space taxi providers like SpaceX and Boeing.

Space January 5, 2017

SpaceX, Boeing Secure ISS Crew Rotation Mission Contracts From NASA

NASA has announced four more contracts to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station in 2018. This takes the total number of missions to SpaceX and Boeing to six each.

Space January 5, 2017

Will Traders On Wall Street Shift To Using Computer Algorithms That Interpret Donald Trump Tweets?

Publicly trading companies are affected when Donald Trump tweets: Lockheed Martin and Boeing, for instance, suffered losses after being the subject of such rant on social media. Now, traders are aiming to cash in on the volatility that Trump's tweets bring to Wall Street.

Business Tech December 15, 2016

Will SpaceX Be The First To Send Humans To Mars? Not If Boeing Has Anything To Say About It

Elon Musk might have plans to send humans to Mars in 2024, but Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said his company will be the first to accomplish that feat — six years later.

Space October 6, 2016

NASA's Commercial Crew Program Likely To Be Delayed Until 2018

A new report by NASA's Inspector General revealed that the agency's private partners are currently facing multiple technical challenges. These issues will likely delay crewed spacecraft launches for at least three more years from NASA’s original 2015 target.

Space September 3, 2016

Microsoft And Boeing Team Up To Store Aviation Data In Azure Cloud Platform

Boeing partners with Microsoft to store large amounts of data in Azure cloud platform. The deal will help Boeing to improve various aspects of aircraft efficiencies.

Microsoft July 19, 2016

Chinese Hacker Gets Four Years In Prison For Trying To Acquire US Military Secrets

Su Bin, a 51-year-old Chinese businessman, was charged with a prison term of 46 months after pleading guilty to trying to illegally acquire secrets from the United States military. The Chinese government denies any involvement in the case.

Security July 15, 2016

NASA Prepares Astronauts To Fly To ISS Aboard Private Spacecraft

NASA is preparing astronauts for the next manned mission to the International Space Station onboard the private CST-100 Starliner spacecraft by Boeing. NASA’s last manned mission was the Atlantis space launch in 2011.

Space April 29, 2016

NASA Astronauts Virtually Train At Boeing For Future Commercial Spaceflight

NASA astronauts practiced on part-task trainers for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to train astronauts in all aspects of shuttle launch, flight, and docking. The training is in anticipation of future space travel.

Space April 28, 2016

FAA Orders Urgent Fix For Icing Problems In Boeing 787 Jets

Government officials have ordered airlines flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners to to repair the jets' engines immediately. The General Electric engines in these planes are prone to shutting down suddenly because of ice buildup.

Business Tech April 24, 2016

Lockheed, Boeing Team Up With Bigelow Aerospace To Launch Inflatable Habitats To Space For Research And Tourism

Bigelow Aerospace is partnering with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed and Boeing, to deliver inflatable habitats to space. Aside from scientific purposes, the partnership aims to deliver benefits to the industries of space research and tourism.

Space April 12, 2016

Boeing To Cut As Much As 8,000 Jobs In Washington

Boeing CEO Ray Conner said last month that the company could be cutting 4,000 jobs by June. However, an internal document reveals that layoffs could be twice that number.

Business March 31, 2016

Amazon Leased 20 Boeings To Make Its Own Cargo Fleet

A group called Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has agreed to lease 20 Boeing 767s to Amazon, with the hopes that the Amazon company will begin shipping its own wares for more efficient delivery — and cut out a middle man entirely.

Deals March 10, 2016

Boeing Develops Airplane Bathroom That Cleans Itself After Every Use

Good news, you don't have to keep it in during the long haul. Boeing created a self-cleaning bathroom for planes with touchless features and sanitizing FAR UV light that kills 99.9 percent of germs in three seconds.

March 4, 2016

NASA Orders Second Boeing Crewed Flight

NASA has announced that it has ordered its second crewed flight from Boeing, the third in a series of four crewed flight ordered from either Boeing or SpaceX.

FUTURE TECH December 18, 2015

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8 Airplane

Boeing unveiled its new single-aisle aircraft 737 MAX 8 to its employees. Aptly named the 'Spirit of Renton,' the 737 MAX 8 has 20 percent reduced fuel usage and the lowest operating expenses to date.

FUTURE TECH December 10, 2015

NASA Tasks SpaceX To Carry Astronauts To International Space Station

NASA's Commercial Crew Program allows private firms SpaceX and Boeing to bring U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This is the second of four guaranteed NASA orders under the contract.

Space November 22, 2015

NASA Cuts Boeing From Competition To Deliver International Space Station Cargo

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner is out of the NASA's Commercial Resupply Services competition. NASA pushed back award date to January 2016 with Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX and Orbital ATK left in the running.

Space November 7, 2015

Pentagon Upgrading Aging Stealth Bomber Fleet With Northrop Grumman Contract

Pentagon confirms that it has just awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to build Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber. The award is said to have a valuation of almost $60 billion.

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015

Microlattice Metal Is 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam: See Boeing’s Video of 'World's Lightest Material’

Aerospace company Boeing has developed the world's lightest metal which is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. Scientists hope to incorporate the metal into practical use.

Animals October 12, 2015

Boeing Wants To Transform The Loud Sounds Of Jet Engines Into Electricity

A Boeing employee found a way for airports to produce their own energy: harvest the jet engine sounds and turn noise into power. However, Chin Toh’s patent poses a logistical and technological challenge.

FUTURE TECH September 25, 2015

China Is Buying 300 Boeing Jets As It Prepares To Become World's Largest Aviation Market

China is buying 300 jets from Boeing and even plans to build an aircraft assembly plant in the nation. The deal was finalized following the visit of President Xi Jinping to the U.S.

Business September 24, 2015

American Airlines Sends Non-Certified Plane To Fly Over Pacific

American Airlines made the mistake of sending a plane bound from Los Angeles to Hawaii which lacked an FAA-required certification. The incident occurred a few weeks following the company’s initial use of the plane on the said route.

Society September 15, 2015

Japanese Airline Unveils New 'Star Wars' R2-D2 Boeing Dreamliner

We probably will not see the Millennium Falcon in the sky anytime soon. However, an actual R2-D2-themed airplane is the next best thing.

FUTURE TECH September 14, 2015

ULA And Jeff Bezos Make Steps Toward A Fully American-Made Rocket

The United Launch Alliance is set to refresh its commitment to the BE-4 rocket developed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aerospace company. The commitment could put the ULA on track to developing a fully American-made rocket by 2019.

FUTURE TECH September 13, 2015

Boeing To Build Starliner Spacecraft To Bring Astronauts To ISS

Boeing has revealed plans for its new CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which will take astronauts to and from the ISS. It is also in the midst of constructing its access tower.

September 7, 2015

Pentagon Looks To Collaborate With The Private Sector To Develop Hybrid Wearable Technology

The Pentagon has funneled $75 million into an award to fund a manufacturing institute for flexible hybrid technology.

FUTURE TECH August 28, 2015

Boeing Has Developed A Laser For Taking Down Drones

Boeing has developed a laser that is designed to take down drones, particularly in sensitive areas such as around the White House. The system is very accurate and lightweight, and can be set up in minutes by two people.

Gadgets August 27, 2015

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