Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine for a test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Friday, the third in an ongoing series prior to the start of commercial suborbital passenger flights later this year. Continue reading →
After the X-15 pioneered air-launching suborbital spaceflights, its successor, the X-15B, was meant to go all the way. Continue reading →
Swiss Space Systems' SOAR rocket plane is scheduled to start launching satellites into orbit by the end of 2017. ->
In a world where private space industry is poised to take over, the world's first single stage to orbit spacecraft may be the privately developed Skylon spaceplane. ->
Like now, hypersonic air travel was on paper in the 1950s. It just never got off the ground. ->
Neil Armstrong's most impressive bit of flying might be the time he made it back to Edwards after skipping off the atmosphere in an X-15.
The hush-hush mission of a robotic miniature space shuttle, known in military parlance as the "Orbital Test Vehicle," or X-37B, is heading for a California landing this week, the Air Force said Tuesday.
The military's classified mini-space shuttle landed itself just after dawn on Saturday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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