Test flight

04.30.12
PSA: Space X streaming test-firing of Falcon 9 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT (update: video)
04.30.12

PSA: Space X streaming test-firing of Falcon 9 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT (update: video)

Today, SpaceX is test-firing the engines of its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for that oft-delaye...

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01.30.12
Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight delayed until 2021
01.30.12

Report: Orion test flight pushed back to 2014, manned flight delayed until 2021

Even something as exhaustively planned as the test-flight of the Orion spacecraft isn't immune to...

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11.19.11
Bezos' New Shepard takes off and escorts itself back to the landing pad (video)
11.19.11

Bezos' New Shepard takes off and escorts itself back to the landing pad (video)

Since being awarded $22 million from NASA to develop a commercial space vehicle, Jeff Bezos' Blue...

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08.11.11
DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes (update: lost in flight)
08.11.11

DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes (update: lost in flight)

All eyes are on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today, where DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 unman...

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07.28.11
Lockheed Martin's HALE-D airship learns to fly, makes a crash landing
07.28.11

Lockheed Martin's HALE-D airship learns to fly, makes a crash landing

Because dirigibles were such a great idea the first, completely non-disastrous time around, Lockh...

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06.08.11
Today's World IPv6 Day: Google, Bing, Facebook and others test out new addresses for 24 hours
06.08.11

Today's World IPv6 Day: Google, Bing, Facebook and others test out new addresses for 24 hours

Described as a "test flight" of IPv6, today marks the biggest concerted effort by some of the web...

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05.29.11
Martin Jetpack hits the 5,000 feet milestone, could come to market within 18 months (video)
05.29.11

Martin Jetpack hits the 5,000 feet milestone, could come to market within 18 months (video)

OK, so the Martin Jetpack may not have gone into commercial production quite as soon as we'd anti...

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05.13.11
Solar Impulse's first international flight is underway (live)
05.13.11

Solar Impulse's first international flight is underway (live)

We've been following Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane for a few years now....

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04.05.11
Martin Jetpack flies again, sees IPO on horizon but no commercial sales yet (video)
04.05.11

Martin Jetpack flies again, sees IPO on horizon but no commercial sales yet (video)

We were all aflutter this time last year when it was announced that the Martin Jetpack was finally...

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