What’s the best (and cheapest) way to take a trip to space?

sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Now that the idea of space tourism has become more established, it's worth rating what you actually get for your money. BBC Future compares the current players. Bored of beaches, cruises, ancient cities and great works of art? Does the thought of another week in a high-end spa, on a private islan...

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Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden [feedly]

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Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden
// Things With Wings

Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in 'Ed Force One', Iron Maiden's chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and band front man Bruce Dickinson.

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PROCUREMENT: The Mysterious Malfunctioning MiGs [feedly]

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PROCUREMENT: The Mysterious Malfunctioning MiGs
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Flydubai crash: Stabiliser shift commanded from yoke trim switch [feedly]

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Flydubai crash: Stabiliser shift commanded from yoke trim switch
// Flight Global HEADLINES

Russian investigators have revealed that substantial nose-down trim on the crashed Flydubai Boeing 737-800 was applied through the manual trim switches on the pilot s control column.
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Magnus Aircraft, Siemens Fly eFusion Electric Airplane [feedly]

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Magnus Aircraft, Siemens Fly eFusion Electric Airplane
// Aero-News Network

First Electric Airplane Completely Designed And Built In Hungary The all-electric airplane Magnus eFusion has made its maiden flight at the Matkópuszta airfield in Kecskemet, Hungary on April 11. The eFusion of Magnus Aircraft Corp. is a two seat side-by-side low-wing monoplane with non-retractable tricycle landing gear.
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XTI AIrcraft Exceeds $1 Million In Equity Crowdfunding Investments [feedly]

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XTI AIrcraft Exceeds $1 Million In Equity Crowdfunding Investments
// Aero-News Network

Will Accelerate Development Of TriFan 600 Prototype After capturing the imagination of the public with its TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane, XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) is accelerating its development program and redoubling efforts to translate excitement about the aircraft into $3 million in actual investments.
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Siemens previews additive manufacturing on the move with 3D-printing spider bots [feedly]

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Siemens previews additive manufacturing on the move with 3D-printing spider bots
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

If the thought of your workplace being invaded by hundreds of laptop-sized, creepy-crawly robots fills you with dread, Siemens' vision of the future industrial worker probably isn't going to be your cup of tea. A research team working in the Siemens Robotic Labs at Princeton, New Jersey, has developed what are essentially autonomous 3D printers with legs, which could work together to manufacture complex structures such hulls of ships or the fuselage of an airplane.

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Navy installs first drone command center aboard aircraft carrier - Virginian-Pilot

http://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/navy-installs-first-drone-command-center-aboard-aircraft-carrier/article_dd1b3a0f-03d4-515d-82b0-d18af53609d2.html

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Aerial fire robots tested at Homestead National Monument - 1011now

http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Aerial-fire-robots-tested-at-Homestead-National-Monument-376792971.html

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Use of drones for inspections cuts costs, safety risks for energy firms - Tribune-Review

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/10348327-74/drone-firstenergy-drones

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Transformers in Space: Will Airbus Build a Convertible Rocketship? - Motley Fool

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/04/22/transformers-in-space-will-airbus-build-a-converti.aspx

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Droning On and On: Advanced Russian UAV Breaks World Flight Time Record / Sputnik International

http://m.sputniknews.com/russia/20160422/1038445830/russia-drone-flight-record.html

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ANALYSIS: FAA creeps closer to UAV integration - Flightglobal - Flightglobal

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-faa-creeps-closer-to-uav-integration-423780/

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This Futuristic Ion Engine Could Carry Our Luggage To Mars

But its first stop will likely be an asteroid When the first astronauts get to Mars sometime in the 2030s or 40s, they're going to need more supplies than can fit in a backpack and rolling luggage. Their habitat, food, rovers, and return vehicle will all have to be pre-delivered. To do all that h...

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Parachuting Humvees Crashed In Germany

Caught on video Every parachute is a promise between humanity and the laws of physics. Make the parachute right, and the falling object glides gently to Earth, cloth and rope gently guiding a path down from the sky to the ground. Mess up, and gravity will punish that failure, sometimes to the tun...

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Watch Out SpaceX: China's Space Start Up Industry Takes Flight

Private Chinese companies could launch microsatellites and one day, taikonauts While SpaceX is leading the charge of private space companies in the United States, a new generation of Chinese start ups are entering the space race, backed by universities and hedge funds. The key difference is that ...

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Stanford Builds A Wind Tunnel For Birds And Drones

Learning from how birds handle turbulence Birds are pros at flying through the artificial canyons that gape between buildings in big cities. The unpredictable turbulence and close quarters can spell disaster for drones, though. To better understand how birds adapt to that sort of changing air flo...

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