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Aerospace

Double-Decker Style Airplane Design Could Allow Passengers to Lie Flat

Finally, an option for Premium Economy Class passengers to have a decent sleep on a plane!June 23, 2020You& 39;ve most likely been crammed into a full airplane, desperately trying to grab some shut-eye on the 12-hour flight but to no avail. Your neighbor& 39;s elbow is jabbing into your ribs, the seat in front of you has reclined so far back your knees are in pain, and there& 39;s really very little chance of sleeping seated in such a way.
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NASA Successfully Fails a Liquid-Oxygen Rocket Tank

In their defense, it was for science, rightfully so.June 26, 2020NASA is, yet again, planning to take a group of astronauts to the Moon, and eventually set up a permanent base on the satellite. As part of their research efforts, the agency put humongous amounts of stress upon an identical copy of the SLS (Space-Launch-System) fuel tank.
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Boeing 737 MAX Completes First Series of Test Flights for the FAA Re-Approval

After grounding all Boeing 737 MAX& 39;s last year, the aircraft maker is keen to see its most popular plane back in business.June 30, 2020Last year was not a good year for Boeing as its most popular plane, the 737 MAX, was grounded after suffering two fatal crashes within five months of each other. All passengers and crew on board died, which ended up seeing the plane grounded worldwide.
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Aerospace

Rocket Lab's Canon Launch Ends in Devastating Failure

There was some exciting news this week when it comes to rocket launches. Rocket Lab was planning on launching a cannon into space in what was essentially its 13th mission.RELATED: ROCKET LAB& 39;S ELECTRON ROCKET SUCCESSFULLY REACHES ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIMECalled “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen,” the mission aimed to launch on Saturday from a complex on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 5:19 PM Eastern Time.
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NASA Is Upgrading Its Deep Space Station in Australia

One of the network& 39;s largest antennas recently received a new X-band frequency cone.July 12, 2020Every once in a while, all structures require upgrades, especially those that ensure our communication with outer space. In March, NASA began such upgrades on the Deep Space Network, the agency& 39;s interplanetary switchboard that enables communications with our robotic spacecraft.
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World's Largest Seaplane Makes Its Maiden Flight in China

The seaplane flew for 31 minutes and it is speculated that it may have military applications.July 28, 2020China’s first seaplane and the world& 39;s largest, the AG600 Kunlong, executed its first flight ever this weekend, Xinhua state news agency reported. It is speculated that the plane will have military applications.
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Aerospace

Rolls Royce and Boom Supersonic Are Looking to Create the World’s Fastest Commercial Plane

Boom Supersonic is enlisting Rolls Royce to create the perfect propulsion system for their supersonic Overture& 39;s airframe.July 31, 2020A match made in heaven, or at the very least the skies. Just this past week, Boom Supersonic announced that it would be partnering with propulsion experts, Rolls- Royce, to develop Boom’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft dubbed the Overture.
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We Will Get to Hear Mars for the First Time With Perseverance Rover

8 missions so far, yet no audio. That& 39;s about to change soon.July 24, 2020There have been 8 missions to the Red Planet so far, curious thing is, none of them relayed any audio to us yet. In 1996, Carl Sagan wrote to NASA & 34;Even if only a few minutes of Martian sounds are recorded from this first experiment, the public interest will be high and the opportunity for scientific exploration real.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Executes First Successful US Splashdown Since 1975

Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken made a successful splashdown aboard SpaceX& 39;s Crew Dragon on Sunday at 2:48 PM EDT — the first U.S.-led splashdown since July 1975 — after saying their final goodbyes to the International Space Station (ISS).Their ship — the & 34;Endeavour& 34; — undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday evening, at approximately 7:34 PM EDT.
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Lunar Lander Mockup by Blue Origin Ready For NASA

The lander will be tested from the inside out until early 2021.August 21, 2020NASA& 39;s next plan to land on the moon continues in collaboration with Blue Origin. With a plan to send the first woman and the next man in the Artemis program, to the Moon, NASA will put another tick up on the bucket list.
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New eVTOL Vertical Rotor Aircraft Joins the Aerospace Race

The VA-1X will be an air taxi once it& 39;s completed.August 27, 2020The future& 39;s air space may look entirely different from the one we know and recognize in today& 39;s world. This will be especially true for vertical rotor electric aircraft, or vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.The U.
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'Guy in a Jetpack' Was Seen Flying Next to Planes Landing in LAX

The planes were at 3,000 feet when the pilots reported the flying person.September 01, 2020Look! It& 39;s a bird! It& 39;s a plane! It& 39;s...a guy in a jetpack!There& 39;s been a slight variation to the traditional Superman quote after pilots landing into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reported having seen a & 34;guy in a jetpack& 34; flying alongside them at 3,000 feet (914 meters) in the air as they were landing.
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Woman Goes for a Walk on Boeing 737's Wing to Get Some Air

She was waiting to disembark in Ukraine and felt too hot.September 04, 2020Upon landing in Kiev, a woman felt too hot and decided to take a cooling walk on the airplane& 39;s wing, per confirmed reports.The woman safely made it back into the plane, but her odd and surprising behavior worried authorities, who checked up on her.
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