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DARPA Wants To Invent An Aircraft That Hovers Like A Helicopter But Flies Like A Plane
The government research agency says it will spend $150 million to develop a fast airplane that can take off and land like a helicopter.
Video: NASA’s Methane-Powered Launcher Lifts Off With a Blue-Hot Column of Flame
NASA’s Project M, an awesome concept to use vertical launch systems to send robonauts to the moon, is still moving...
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Europe’s Bold Entry into Space Tourism
Private space travel has long been dominated by visionary entrepreneurs. Now that the largest aerospace company in Europe has decided to build a tourist rocket, will the race to the stars finally take off?
Autonomous Flying Ambulances Could Save Troops
When thereâ€™s no safe escape, call in the Mules: These unmanned aerial vehicles could save lives on the battlefieldâ€”and off
The All-Digital Air Taxi
Several futuristic aircraft in this issue look not only real but well used. It's all a matter of canny computer rendering.