A new Airbus patent recently approved by the USPTO describes a jetliner that could travel at hypersonic speeds without disturbances from sonic booms, thanks to rocket-powered vertical acceleration. It's faster than the Concorde was, which means future flights won't likely be cheap.
Khail and Ashley discuss a new patent for a hypersonic jet that could reach speeds up to Mach 4.5, explain why Destiny is removing Peter Dinklage's voiceover work from the entire game and watch a robotic arm do a scientific ribbon dance. #TDHypersonic
It won't teach you how to build a rocket or fly to Pluto, but this manual is a fascinating part of NASA's history, and it's seeking funding on Kickstarter now.
The private space-exploration company successfully sends a cargo capsule off to the International Space Station, but its "reusable" rocket crashes into its floating landing pad in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.
Trouble with a control fin on the sleek, scramjet-powered aircraft puts an abrupt and early end to the Air Force's attempt at a Mach 6 flight.
One day we might be able to fly from Los Angeles to New York in 45 minutes. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is developing technology that could make hypersonic flight possible.
Over at the Skunk Works, aircraft designers are hard at work cooking up a hypersonic scion to the legendary SR-71, the superspeedy recon jet of the Cold War.
The new lens, part of Sigma's high-end "art" product line, will ship in November, but its true competitiveness won't be known until Sigma reveals its price.
The new XS-1 program wants designs for satellite-toting flying machines that are fast (hypersonic, even), cheap, and reusable -- on a one-day turnaround, no less.