Posts Tagged ‘flight’


Sep16

Virgin Galactic ship completes test flight

2016 at 04:19 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Two years after a fatal accident put Virgin’s test rocket plane project on hiatus, the new Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity has completed its very first flight test! The plane, which is made of an all-carbon composite material that can withstand the extreme stress of leaving the atmosphere, is designed as the world’s first commercial aircraft that can take its passengers to space. The plane is designed both for human use as well as transporting small service satellites into the outer atmosphere. The 4-hour test flight went off without a hitch, and shows a promising future for commercial space travel.

May19

Inventor flies jetpacks over Dubai

2015 at 10:47 am by admin | Comments Off

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Yves Rossy, Swiss engineer and pilot, recently debuted a video of his newest invention to YouTube: a fully functional jetpack! Accompanied by skydiver Vice Reffet, the duo are shown soaring through the skies of Dubai with the prototypes, turning and performing maneuvers with all the grace of a bird. The flight packs weigh 120 pounds, and allow their uses to fly freely for 15 minutes in speeds up to 186 miles per hour. While the packs are still heavily in development, and require assistance in order to perform take-off and landing procedures, Rossy’s invention is a hopeful sign of the next generation of flight technology to come!

Jan20

Solar-powered aircraft plans to fly around world

2015 at 01:04 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The world’s most energy-efficient aircraft is hoping to make history by completing the first ever flight around the world without using a single drop of fuel! The Solar Impulse 2 is an aircraft that runs off of the light of the sun, and is the product of years of research and innovations in clean fuel and solar panels. The upcoming event, which is slated to begin at the end of February, will send the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 on a global expedition, traveling nearly 21,800 miles over the span of 5 months. The plane will stay in the air for a duration of 25 days, and will land at 12 different locations for maintenance. The co-founders of the Solar Impulse 2, Betrand Piccard and André Borschberg, hope that the flight will not only break records, but will also raise awareness and support for clean technology. As for the flight itself, the Solar Impulse 2 will launch from Abu Dhabi and land in several countries around the world, including three stops in the United States!