Atlas V Rocket to Launch US Spy Satellite Overnight Tonight: Watch Live

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 17:30
An American spy satellite will launch on a clandestine mission early Friday (Sept. 22), and you can follow the spaceflight action live. Liftoff is set for 1:38 a.m. EDT (0538 GMT; 10:38 p.m. local California time).

Cape Air to begin taking 20 P2012s in 2019

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 15:21
Niche US regional carrier Cape Air has reached an agreement with Italian aircraft maker Tecnam to begin taking delivery of 20 Tecnam P2012 Travellers in January 2019, the companies announce on 21 September.

Azul leases five A330neos from Avolon

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 15:13
Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from Avolon, to further expand the airline's network to the US and Europe.

Sen. Jim Bridenstine Outlines Challenges He Foresees for NASA

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 14:19
The nominee to be the next administrator of NASA says that he believes the agency's top challenges include maintaining "consistency and constancy of purpose" that can support long-term plans, while building up international and commercial relationships.

New Horizons Probe Wakes from 5-Month Slumber

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 14:11
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is zooming through the outer solar system with its eyes open once again.

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Heart

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 14:00
Not one but two gigantic black holes lurk at the heart of the distant spiral galaxy NGC 7674, a new study suggests.

Stratolaunch's Giant Rocket-Launching Aircraft Passes Engine Test

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 14:00
Stratolaunch announced Sept. 19 that the company has achieved another milestone in the development of a unique giant aircraft that will serve as a launch platform.

Temperature error behind Sunwing 737's near-overrun

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 11:29
Preliminary analysis indicates that a temperature data-entry error introduced during take-off calculations resulted in a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800's almost failing to become airborne during departure from Belfast.

Pilot union BALPA urges Ryanair to improve working conditions

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 11:06
BALPA has declared its willingness to help Ryanair improve working conditions in order to facilitate recruitment and retention of pilots, after a lack of available flightcrew led to the budget carrier's cancellation of 2,100 flights over the next six weeks.

Arecibo Observatory Remains Offline After Being Buffeted by Hurricane Maria

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 09:34
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico remained offline today (Sept. 21) after Hurricane Maria battered the island on Wednesday (Sept. 20), leaving a trail of destruction that included a total loss of power.

Probe opens into Emirates A380 descent below glideslope

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 08:48
United Arab Emirates investigators are probing a serious incident during which an Emirates Airbus A380 descended below the glideslope during an approach to Moscow Domodedovo.

Astronaut's Dramatic Photos Show Hurricane Maria Raging Over Puerto Rico

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 08:33
While Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico with pounding rainfall and dangerously strong winds yesterday (Sept. 20), astronauts at the International Space Station experienced the storm from a far more serene location roughly 250 miles above Earth.

Most Powerful Cosmic Rays Come from Galaxies Far, Far Away

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 08:30
The highest-energy cosmic rays to bombard Earth apparently come from galaxies far, far away, a new study finds.

How Cassini Managed to Live Such a Long and Useful Life at Saturn

Space News - 21 September, 2017 - 07:19
The Cassini mission at Saturn lasted more than twice as long as it was supposed to. What's the secret to its long life?

Airbus foresees more China A330 orders

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 07:11
Airbus expects Chinese carriers to place orders for more A330 aircraft as a result of domestic capacity upgauging, says its chief operating officer and president of commercial aircraft Fabrice Bregier.

JAL identified as customer for four 787-8s

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 04:14
Japan Airlines has been identified as the customer for four Boeing 787-8s that were previously attributed to an unidentified customer.

PICTURE: First Qantas 787-9 breaks cover

Aviation News - 21 September, 2017 - 04:13
Qantas s first Boeing 787-9 has emerged from the manufacturer s paint shop, resplendent in the carrier s new Silveroo livery.

OSIRIS-REx: NASA's Asteroid Sample-Return Mission in Pictures

Space News - 20 September, 2017 - 18:30
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission launched in 2016 to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu and return them to Earth. See photos from the mission here.

The 10 Best 'Star Trek' Episodes Ever

Space News - 20 September, 2017 - 18:00
‘Star Trek’ first aired more than 50 years ago, and with five network live-action TV series to choose from, this was a tough list to make.

E.T. Art? Crop Circles Look 'Alien' from Space

Space News - 20 September, 2017 - 17:39
Seen from space, these discs look more like modern art than potatoes.


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