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18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.

By Nov. 25, 2013


Iron Maiden makes millions by touring where its pirates are

Instead of trying to clamp down on music pirates, Iron Maiden takes its tours to them, and makes millions in the process.

By Dec. 27, 2013


Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner makes maiden test flight

The larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner completes 5-hour test flight, hitting 288 mph and an altitude of 20,400 feet.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Apple plans high-security data center in Maiden, N.C.

New 21,000-square-foot "tactical" data center is being built adjacent to the company's massive 500,000-square-foot data center.

By Jul. 19, 2012


A maiden visit to Maker Faire (photos)

Here's a look at this year's Maker Faire, as seen through the eyes of a first-timer, CNET's Ina Fried.

13 Images By May. 24, 2010


Falcon 9 rockets into space in dramatic maiden flight

Powered by nine first-stage engines and the vision of an Internet entrepreneur, an untried Falcon 9 rocket streaks into space in a major milestone for commercial space industry.

By Jun. 4, 2010


New solar plane takes maiden voyage

Switzerland's Solar Impulse reaches an altitude of 1,200 meters, or three-quarters of a mile, and stays aloft for almost 90 minutes.

By Apr. 7, 2010


Virgin spacecraft makes maiden voyage (photos)

As Virgin Galactic readies its commercial spaceflight program, its first commercial aircraft, the VSS Enterprise, undergoes testing at the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California.

6 Images By Mar. 22, 2010


SpaceX cargo rocket set for high-profile maiden flight

SpaceX, one of the companies NASA is counting on to keep the space station supplied after the shuttle is retired, is preparing for a maiden flight Friday.

By Jun. 3, 2010


Terrafugia's flying car makes maiden voyage

The company's proof of concept for its "roadable aircraft" proves it can fly. Now Terrafugia faces the long, winding road toward a production-quality air-land vehicle.

By Mar. 18, 2009