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World record human-powered flight confirmed

(Phys.org)—A historic human-powered ornithopter flight by the University of Toronto-based Snowbird in 2010 has been certified as a world record first by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

dateNov 28, 2012 in Engineering
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'Mighty Eagle' lander aces major exam

(Phys.org)—Completing this round of flight test objectives, the "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, flew to an altitude of 100 feet and descended gently to a controlled landing during a successful ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Dancing droplets rock out on space station

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station. In the latest ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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$7M spaceport runway extension OK'd

(AP) -- The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to accommodate Virgin Galactic's sleek rocket-powered spacecraft, spaceport officials confirmed ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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