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James Webb Space Telescope cryogenic testing time lapse

With its nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, this time-lapse shows activity in the NASA Johnson Space Center's Chamber A cleanroom from the arrival of the Webb Telescope's optical and instrument segment through to its roll out from the chamber after completing its cryogenic testing.

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17 January, 2018

Boeing tests large cargo drone

In less than three months, a team of engineers designed and built the unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. The innovative vehicle will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomous technology for future aerospace vehicles.

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17 January, 2018


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The Atlas V Launcher and CST-100 Starliner's is on track to return the USA's capability to put humans into space without the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, possibly by the end of 2018. But, with the benefit of hindsight, do you think the Space Shuttle program, which ran from 1981 to 2011, was a misstep in the US-space program?

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October 2017


Click here  Accolade given to NDT company Testia

Click here  Acoustic emissions testing of air storage vessels reduces costs and downtime

Click here  IHI Corporation approves Element's Houston facility for non-destructive testing

Click here  Rocket motor facility completed in New Mexico

Click here  Mars missions move closer with record-breaking thruster development

Click here  NASA to test subscale flexi-wing X-56A in November

Click here  Airbus’s A330neo makes its maiden flight

Click here  Third Airbus H160 helicopter prototype makes maiden flight

Click here  Cold weather testing in Alaska for the F-35A Lightning

Click here  North Star to open Inspection Services and Applications Laboratory

Click here  QinetiQ’s wind tunnel continues to be integral to Boeing’s aircraft development

Click here  Barfield launches app-embedded, split screen, PDF-reader feature

Click here  Russian airliner testbed MC-21-300 makes 4,500km flight

Click here  Safran starts Open Rotor tests on new open-air rig

Click here  Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences for autonomous technologies boost

Click here  Spike Aerospace’s Supersonic design being validated in test flights

Click here  Data analysis is valuable asset at AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force

Click here  GE T901 turboshaft testing completed

Click here  Bell commences V-280 Valor testing

Click here  Airbus tests CityAirbus flying taxi propulsion system

Click here  NASA may extend BEAM’s time on the ISS

Click here  Drop tests at NASA Langley help Boeing’s Starliner prepare to land astronauts

Click here  Fourth Global 7000 flight test vehicle successfully completes its maiden flight

Click here  PassengerDrone launches two-seater electric manned aircraft

Click here  China's C919 jet completes second test flight


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