News Listings for Bell X-1

  • ANALYSIS: Change in the air for NASA’s aeronautics research arm

    News | 03 Jun 2014 12:02 | Stephen Trimble

    NASA’s aeronautics research programme has seen a long period of decline since its glory days. Since 2000, a $1 billion annual budget for atmospheric flight research has been chopped roughly in half, and its share of overall NASA appropriation has declined from 7% to 3%.
  • Flying low or sailing high, Airbus keeps a toe in the water

    News | 09 Oct 2013 16:09 | Dan Thisdell

    “We are designing a boat that is as much an aeroplane as it is a boat,” says Paul Larsen. And, when it comes to airflow and extreme performance, few are as knowledgeable as the holder of the outright world sailing speed record: an eye-popping 65.42kt (121km/h) over 500m.
  • 100 Greatest 21-50

    News | 16 Jul 2008 08:21

    <P><STRONG><IMG style="WIDTH: 450px; HEIGHT: 111px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23805" border=0></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>21&nbsp;<A href=";sKeywords=Beech+King+Air+90">Engine</A>:&nbsp;&nbsp;Pratt &amp; Whitney PT6</STRONG>&nbsp; </P> <P><A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4><STRONG>Archive</STRONG></FONT></A><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4><STRONG>AirSpace&nbsp;images/discussion</STRONG></FONT></A></P> <P>The ubiquitous <A href=";sKeywords=pt6">PT6</A> has become the most popular turbine engine in history, appearing on innumerable executive, general aviation, regional and agricultural aircraft. Some variants are optimised for helicopter use. </P> <P>Production of the <A href="h
  • Top 5 Greatest Moments

    News | 15 Jul 2008 17:00

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><IMG style="WIDTH: 423px; HEIGHT: 42px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23804" border=0></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">&nbsp;</P> <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=1 width=445 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH scope=col width=215>This category is sponsored by: </TH> <TH scope=col width=223><A href=""><IMG height=53 alt="Grob Aerospace" src="" width=93 border=0></A></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 54pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 54.0pt">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1.&nbsp;1969 – Apollo&nbsp;11 moon landing </STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href=";SearchSubmit=Search"><STRONG>Archive</STRONG></A></STRONG> <LI><FONT color=#427ab4><A href="
  • 100 Greatest - Moment Nominations

    News | 14 May 2008 23:00

    Find out more information about the final nominations for the 100 Greatest Moments
  • Comment: the need for speed

    News | 15 Oct 2007 15:30

    Sixty years ago this week Chuck Yeager in a Bell X-1 dropped from the belly of a Boeing B-29 and rocketed through the sound barrier in level flight over...