Aeronautics
Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means "air", and ναυτική nautikē which means "navigation", i.e. "navigation of the air") is the science or art involved with the study, design,...
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All The Vertical Landing Jet Aircraft In History
From the Harrier to the F-35B Lighting II, vertical takeoff and landing jet aircraft are some of the most amazing around! These fantastic machines were of st...
This $19,000 Hoverboard Looks Incredible
Finally, a *real* hoverboard. There are “hoverboards” — the rolling (and sometimes exploding) ones banned by Amazon — and then there are hoverboards, the futuristic hovering skateboard-like vehicles w...
This New Jet Concept Could Take You From London To New York In 30 Minutes
A Canadian engineer has come up with a new concept for a four-winged scramjet that could carry 75 passengers at speeds of up to Mach 10 - which is 10 times the speed of sound and five times faster tha...
Supersonic Breakthrough: Concorde Could Fly Again Within Four Years
British fans of the famous jet say they have enough money to buy one and return it to service for the first time since 2003. Club Concorde, which consists of “ex-captains, ex-charterers and people pas...
NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date
Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the balloon was at float over central Australia.
Hubble's Successor Is 900 Percent Over Budget And A Decade Behind Schedule - Is Big Space In America Over?
With the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope next week, people are again thinking about its big successor. The very first month that this part of Science 2.0, the communications portal, wen...
Will This Massive Airship Be the Next Way We Travel?
Will your next flying trip be more like going on a luxurious cruise? Aeros, a modern day airship company, is in the midst of testing their gigantic new Aer
Airships
Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion
The Aluminum Airship of the Future Has Finally Flown
There was once a time when man looked to the skies and expected to see giant balloons rather than airplanes drifting above. The Hindenburg Disaster promptly put an end to those dreams. But nearly a ce...
Aviation history
The history of aviation has extended over more than two thousand years from the earliest kites and attempts at tower jumping to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets.Kite...
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Rocket
A rocket (Italian rocchetta‚ Spindle) is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine. Rocket engine exhaust is formed entirely from Rocket propellants car...
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Airship
An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting g...
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European AIS Database
The European AIS Database (abbreviated EAD) is a reference database of aeronautical information, which was developed by EUROCONTROL member states. The database also includes an Aeronautical Informatio...
Tsiolkovsky rocket equation
The Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, or ideal rocket equation, describes the motion of vehicles that follow the basic principle of a rocket: a device that can apply acceleration to itself (a thrust) by ex...
Tsiolkovsky rocket equation - Wikipedia
This $19,000 Hoverboard Looks Incredible
Finally, a *real* hoverboard. There are “hoverboards” — the rolling (and sometimes exploding) ones banned by Amazon — and then there are hoverboards, the futuristic hovering skateboard-like vehicles w...
NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date
Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the balloon was at float over central Australia.
Balloon boy hoax
The balloon boy hoax occurred on October 15, 2009 in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States when Richard and Mayumi Heene allowed a gas balloon filled with helium to float away into the atmosphere, and...
Bussard ramjet
The Bussard ramjet is a theoretical method of spacecraft propulsion proposed in 1960 by the physicist Robert W. Bussard, popularized by Poul Anderson's novel Tau Zero, Larry Niven in his Known Space ...
Space probes
A space probe is a robotic spacecraft that leaves Earth orbit and explores space. It may approach the Moon; enter interplanetary space; fly by, orbit or land on other planetary bodies; or approach int...
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Fixed-wing aircraft
A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings. Fixed-wing aircraft are distinct from rotary-...
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History of military ballooning
Balloons were the first mechanisms used in air warfare. Their role was strictly recognized for reconnaissance purposes. They provided humans with the first available method of elevating themselves wel...
History of military ballooning - Wikipedia
History of ballooning
The history of ballooning, both with hot air and gas, spans many centuries. It includes many firsts, including the first human flight, first flight across the English Channel, first flight in North Am...
History of ballooning - Wikipedia