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NASA Successfully Fails a Liquid-Oxygen Rocket Tank
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NASA Successfully Fails a Liquid-Oxygen Rocket Tank

In their defense, it was for science, rightfully so.June 26, 2020NASA is, yet again, planning to take a group of astronauts to the Moon, and eventually set up a permanent base on the satellite. As part of their research efforts, the agency put humongous amounts of stress upon an identical copy of the SLS (Space-Launch-System) fuel tank.

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These Students Successfully Engineered a Hybrid Rocket Engine

The engine uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called Nytrox.September 14, 2020They say if you stay the course and persevere, you will succeed. This is what a bunch of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discovered.The pupils had set a very lofty goal for themselves: to build a hybrid rocket engine that uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called Nytrox.
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How Does the Black Box in an Aircraft Work?

The data collected by the sensors of the airplane goes to the flight data acquisition unit which is located towards the front of the aircraft, and it sends the data to the black boxes.March 12, 2014One of the first things that is asked when any airplane crashes is what caused the accident and this is when investigators looking into the accident turn to the black box, which is made up of a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.
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How a Jet Engine Works

We& 39;re going to explain the processes involved so that anyone could get a good understanding of the underlying principles behind jet engines.April 23, 2014You may have wondered how a jet engine works but gave up on the idea that you would be able to understand rocket science. But it& 39;s actually a simple concept to grasp and one that will impress the person by your side on your next flight.
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Airbus A320 forced to abort landing

December 07, 2015An Airbus A320 was forced to abort landing at Manchester airport after being hit by a strong crosswind. The failed landing was captured on video, you can watch the video below. A combination of gale forced wind and heavy rain caused the airbus to seesaw and lurch violently seconds before landing.
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The Amazing Antonov An-225: The World's Largest Cargo Plane

Powered by no less than 6 massive turbofan engines, the Antonov An-225 & 34;Mriya& 34; is the world& 39;s biggest operational cargo plane. She is a serial record-breaker and isn& 39;t too bad looking either.In this article, we briefly explore the plane& 39;s history and take a look at some of her vital stats.
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Airbus and Aston Martin Join Forces to Unveil Super Lux ACH130 Helicopter

The helicopter sits in harmony with all other Aston Martin vehicles.January 06, 2020Airbus and Aston Martin have entered into cooperation and it has produced one heck of a designer helicopter. The super luxurious ACH130 is a sight to behold.Design principles“We have our own set of automotive design principles but in recent years we have been learning how to apply our principles to other areas of design, such as architecture, motorcycles and now helicopters,& 34; said Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.
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The New Boeing 777X Has Wings That Fold Up and the World's Largest Twin-Engine

The plane boasts the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet.January 26, 2020On Saturday, the new Boeing 777X took flight heading to Paine Field north of Seattle. It was the aircraft& 39;s first flight.RELATED: BOEING& 39;S 737 MAX COULD BE IN THE AIR AGAIN IN EARLY 2020The new model is notably impressive due to its wings that fold up, but it actually has many other merits.
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British Airways Breaks the Record for Fastest Subsonic Transatlantic Flight

Using Storm Ciara& 39;s extra winds in the jet stream, the flight reached top speeds of over 1,327 kph (825 mph).February 10, 2020A British Airways (BA) flight from New York to London recently took home the record for the fastest transatlantic flight ever recorded. Reaching a top speed of 1,327 kph (830 mph), the Boeing 747 completed the entire journey in an impressive four hours and 56 minutes.
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Airbus' New Design That Could Revolutionize Flying as We Know It

The plane looks more like an air force jet, but it could make flying much more efficient.February 12, 2020One big difference between land-based vehicles and aircraft is that there& 39;s been much less innovation for airplanes in the last few decades than there has been for cars.Aerospace company, Airbus, is looking to change that.
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Boeing's 737 MAX Wiring Bundles Are Not Approved by the FAA

The FAA claims the bundles are & 34;not compliant.& 34;March 09, 2020Things continue to look grim for Boeing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rejected Boeing& 39;s proposal to leave wiring bundles in place on the grounded 737 MAX, stating that the bundles are “not compliant& 34;, reported CNBC.
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