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.

The First SpaceX BFR Should Make Orbital Launches by 2020

According to a recent interview Musk made at the 2018 SXSW conference, the Big Falcon Rocket will be ready to conduct test launches in the next two years.

By 2020 The Biggest Airplane Taxis Could Be Launching Rockets

In 2011, Stratolaunch Systems was founded with a simple goal: to reduce the costs of rocket launches by creating the world’s largest air-launch-to-orbit system. Recently, their aircraft reached a major milestone.

Scientists have created a new concept of hypersonic passenger aircraft

The research team developed a new design for high-speed aircraft, which may, according to the Creator, to fly from Beijing to new York in 2 hours.

The E-Fan X jet heralds an electric passenger plane revolution

The E-Fan X will offer partially electric powered flights that are cheaper, quieter, and more sustainable.

SpaceX has now successfully landed 20 rockets

Friday's launch went off without a hitch, with the Falcon 9 booster sending a Dragon spacecraft into a good orbit to reach the ISS. This marks the company's 20th successful landing overall.

Companies join efforts to build hybrid plane

The companies said they were looking ahead to the European Union's long-term goals of reducing CO2 emissions from aviation by 60 percent.