Rolls-Royce to 'expedite' engine delivery to Boeing
Rolls-Royce said Friday it was working closely with Boeing to rush through delivery of engines to the US aerospace giant which has been forced to announce a further delay to its Dreamliner jet programme.
Solar plane lands after completing 24-hour flight
An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all ni ...
Solar-powered Swiss plane gets its day in the sun (Update 2)
(AP) -- An experimental solar-powered plane whose Swiss makers hope someday to fly around the globe soared into uncharted territory Wednesday - the cold, dark night.
Swiss team postpones solar plane night flight
(AP) -- A Swiss team planning to circle the globe in a solar-powered plane has postponed a 24-hour test flight because of an equipment problem.
Solar-powered plane set for pioneering night flight Thursday
The prototype of a pioneering Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar energy aims to take to the skies on Thursday in the first attempt at a night flight fuelled by the sun, the team said.
Private rocket launch successful on maiden flight (Update 3)
A privately owned rocket successfully blasted off on its first flight, marking a significant milestone for the space industry in the race to develop commercial carriers.
PayPal millionaire's rocket making 1st test flight (Update)
The privately-owned SpaceX prepares for a first rocket flight on Friday, a key test in developing commercial launchers capable of servicing the orbiting International Space Station.
X-37B robotic space plane aims for Thursday launch
(AP) -- The military is poised to launch an unmanned winged spacecraft resembling a miniature space shuttle Thursday and it probably won't be a one-time shot.
Swiss solar-flight bid to take off for first test flight
The Solar Impulse aircraft, a Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar energy, will make its first test flight Wednesday at a military airbase in western Switzerland, organisers said.
Huge solar powered plane takes to the air (w/ Video)
Maiden flight for Virgin Galactic's 'SpaceShipTwo' (Update)
Virgin Galactic's experimental SpaceshipTwo (SS2), an aircraft designed to one day carry paying customers into space, had its maiden flight in the California desert Monday, company officials announced.
India announces long-range nuclear-capable missile test
India will test a nuclear-capable missile with a range of over 5,000 kilometres (3,000 miles) within a year, its top military scientist said Wednesday, risking a rise in regional tensions.
Researchers of microraptor shed light on ancient origin of bird flight
A joint team from the University of Kansas and Northeastern University in China says that it has settled the long-standing question of how bird flight began.
SOFIA Telescope Assembly Activated In Flight
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy successfully completed telescope assembly activation during an almost six-hour test flight Jan. 15.