Parker solar probe becomes fastest object ever built

Nothing built by human hands has ever traveled faster than NASA's Parker Solar Probe. In late April, it smashed two wild space records. It was clocked at over 531,000 km/hour as it zipped through the sun's outer atmosphere.

Virgin Galactic unveils its first 'SpaceShip III' suborbital spacecraft

Last week, Virgin Galactic, the space tourism firm owned by Richard Branson, revealed its newest design, SpaceShip III, with the first vehicle in this line dubbed “VSS Imagine.” 

World's biggest drone to launch satellites into space

US-based firm Aevum has unveiled a massive drone called the Ravn X that is designed to act as an autonomous, airborne launch system for small satellites.

This electric aircraft could jump-start the future of flight

A U.S. company sends the largest zero-emissions airplane yet on its first flight. These electric commercial aircraft will enable the offering of flying services of people and packages in a way previously not possible.

SpaceX becomes first private company to launch humans into orbit

Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley became the first to fly in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, carried on top of one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets towards a planned rendezvous with the ISS.

Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle

Stratolaunch has revealed the designs of two hypersonic aircraft plus a reusable space plane that will be launched from its giant Carrier Aircraft launch plane. The company hopes to begin test flights of these vehicles by 2022.

The Future of Aviation Will Be Greener and Faster Than Ever Before

Companies large and small are working on cleaning up the skies with electric airplanes, bringing back supersonic travel, and even flirting with the edge of space to transport passengers across the world.

Elon Musk Starship Update

SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system.

Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The European Space Agency is developing its own reusable spacecraft. Space Rider will be an un-crewed vehicle with high-tech capabilities that will provide access to space for scientific and commercial enterprises.

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes First Flight

The six-engine jet that will be used to launch rockets into space took off from Mojave Airport in California last Saturday. The first flight of Stratolaunch lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes and reached 5,180 meters.

World's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.

Airlander gets production approval in USA

This hybrid hyper-efficient aircraft could be the future of low-carbon travel, being pushed through the skies by four little diesel engines in the present configuration, but which can be replaced with electric motors.

Engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an 'ionic wind' - a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane.

Take a first look at Google founder's latest flying car

Google founder Larry Page’s new plane the ‘Kitty Hawk Flyer' is so small it fits one person and doesn’t need a license.

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Makes First Powered Flight Since 2014 Disaster

Though just a test, it’s an important milestone for the Richard Branson-led company, which aims to eventually offer suborbital flights to space tourists.