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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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First MC-21-300 prototype in taxi trials

The first flight test aircraft of the Russian-built Irkut MC-21-300 narrow-body airliner has begun low-speed taxi testing prior to its first flight, the Irkut Corporation reported on May 16. High-speed taxi tests have not yet started.

The tests are being conducted at the company’s Irkutsk Aviation Plant flight test facility. First flight preparations are running to schedule, the Irkut Corporation said. The taxi testing is allowing testing of the brakes, engines and auxiliary power unit.

The first MC-21-300 flight test article was unveiled on April 28, and should make its maiden flight before the end of May.

May 17, 2017

Written by Michael Jones


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