NASA Glenn tests alternative green rocket engine
An extensive series of tests has been completed on a new rocket engine that will use a non-toxic propellant combination at NASA's Glenn Research Center. The reaction control engine that was tested provides 100 pounds of thrust ...
The world's first Expansion/Deflection nozzle hybrid tested
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at the University of Bristol and Airborne Engineering last month conducted a number of performance tests of their experimental hybrid rocket engine, called Firecrest.
Indian space mission advances with satellite plan
India plans to put a satellite into orbit using its indigenously built cryogenic rocket engine, marking another step in the nation's ambitious space programme, officials said.
The world's fastest supersonic car's lift problem fixed
Engineers designing the world's fastest car believe they have found a solution to stop the car taking-off.
Design chosen for British 1,000 mph car (w/ Video)
Novel nano-devices developed by U of T researchers
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Toronto researchers continue to uncover the mysteries of space. But even the best astronauts in the world are stymied if the spaceship doesn't launch. When the countdown stops, it is often because ...
Plasma Rocket Could Travel to Mars in 39 Days
Era Ends for Space Shuttle Main Engine Test Program
(PhysOrg.com) -- With 520 seconds of shake, rattle and roar on July 29, NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center marked the end of an era for testing the space shuttle main engines that have powered the nation's ...
The rocket that thinks it's a jet
(PhysOrg.com) -- A reusable spaceplane that can take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over twelve tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway could be less than a decade away thanks ...
Ariane 5 - First launch of 2009
(PhysOrg.com) -- Yesterday evening, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou, in French Guiana, on its mission to place two multi-role telecommunications satellites into geostationary ...
NASA Tests Engine Technology for Landing Astronauts on the Moon
(PhysOrg.com) -- A technology development engine that may help NASA safely return astronauts to the lunar surface has successfully completed its third round of testing. The goal of these tests is to reduce ...