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it will also host pilots wearing the world's first solar powered space suits. The post world’s first commercial two-seater solar plane will penetrate the stratosphere 80,000 feet above earth appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Transport dominated the headlines this week as Foster + Partners revealed plans for a freight-carrying hyperloop and NASA started building aircraft that will fly faster than the speed of sound. Read more
boasting the widest wingspan in the world at 385 feet (117 meters), the stratolaunch one step closer to the sky following recent runway tests. The post the world’s largest plane: see the stratolaunch in action appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The gargantuan Stratolaunch dual-fuselage aircraft, with a wingspan of 385 ft (117 m), is one step closer to reaching the skies after it recently completed a second taxi test that saw it hit a speed of 46 mph (74 km/h) as it stormed down a runway in Mojave, California...Continue Reading Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, speeds down the runway for the first timeCategory: AircraftTags:
integrated AI system controls the plane's functions.The post HSP magnavem, an eco-friendly supersonic plane signifying the new era of aeronautic industry appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Pipistrel's Alpha Electro took to the skies in Australia recently, marking the first time an electric light sport aircraft was certified and flown in the country. The plane has been expressly designed to be an efficient and cheap pilot training craft and this successful first test flight marks a new frontier for electric aircraft in Australia...Continue Reading Battery-powered electric plane
After eight years in development, the world's largest amphibious plane has taken to the skies in China for its maiden flight. The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, comfortably spent one-hour flying at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) before safely landing back at the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai...Continue Reading World's largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight in ChinaCategory:
Melbourne-based photographer Simon Pollock was landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday when he looked out his window and spotted a DJI camera drone flying just a small distance away.“Drones. All fun and games until you’re looking out your window on approach to LAX and you spot a Phantom just out your window (yeah a few hundred feet, but imagine if it… well…),&#
A Seattle-based start-up backed by Boeing and JetBlue Airways is set to launch a commuter plane with a hybrid engine within the next five years. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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