Are Self-Piloting Planes the Future?

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies are working to develop self-driving cars, including Google, Apple and Tesla. Self-driving cars would revolutionize the way in which we commute, reducing collisions and traffic congestion. But self-driving technology isn’t limited strictly to … Read More

Boeing and NanoRacks to Build Commercial Space Lock

Boeing has teamed up with NanoRacks to produce the world’s first commercial space lock. Founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Manber, Mike Johnson and Charles Miller, NanoRacks is a private company that develops products and services for commercial space applications. Some … Read More

Aircraft Design: 6 Things Companies Must Consider

Boeing alone manufactured approximately 700 airplanes per year — and that’s only from one company! There are dozens of other airplane manufacturers, all of whom produce aircraft. When these companies design aircraft, however, they must consider several things, some of … Read More

Google Announces Moon Shot Competition Finalists

Earlier this month, Eugene A. Cernan, retired United States Navy captain and the last astronaut to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82. He left behind a message encouraging the world to continue exploring the lunar surface … Read More

Boeing Creates New Metal, Stronger than Titanium

Using the right metal is critical when designing and manufacturing aircraft or spacecraft. If the metal is too heavy, it will force the engines to work extra hard during takeoff. But if the metal is too light, it may lack … Read More

FAA Considers Lifting Ban on Cellphone Usage

If you’ve ever flown on a commercial airliner, you’re probably well aware of the current ban on the use of cellphones during flight. Many airlines request passengers turn off their mobile phones and other electronic devices during the take-off and … Read More

SpaceX Resumes Commercial Spaceflights

SpaceX has resumed its commercial spaceflight operations, the first in four months since its failed attempt in which its rocket exploded on a launch pad off the coast of Florida. The successful launch came on January 8, with the SpaceX … Read More

Did You Know? How Airplanes are Protected from Lightning

Lightning strikes the Earth approximately 25 million times per year, according to a report published by The Weather Channel. With temperatures reaching up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, these strikes can cause serious damage, igniting homes, structures, trees and more. But … Read More

Why Aluminum is Used to Build Airplanes

27% of all aluminum consumed occurs in the transportation industry, according to Aluminum Leader. This chemical element in the boron group is characterized by a silver-white color and soft, ductile texture. While it’s used in many different applications, one of … Read More