Turborockets combining rocket and jet engines could be next step after reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

A type of engine combines the speed of rockets with the gas mileage of jets in a single package.

BAE invests in space engine firm Reaction Engines

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

The technology would allow the launch of satellites into space at a fraction of the current cost and allow passengers to fly anywhere in the world in four hours.

NASA tests new wing shape for future Mars planes

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The space agency has been considering a boomerang-like aircraft for future Mars exploration for quite some time.

Solar Impulse plane begins epic global flight

Posted in Featured, Hardware on 9th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way from Abu Dhabi.

Brain-controlled drone shown off in Lisbon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Technology that allows a drone to be piloted from the ground using only a person's brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal.