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  • IN FOCUS: Setting sail for the stars with 100-year project


    At the intersection of science fiction and engineering is an interstellar propulsion technology known as the...


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  • IN FOCUS: Setting sail for the stars with 100-year project

    News | 12 Jun 2012 14:00 | John Croft

    At the intersection of science fiction and engineering is an interstellar propulsion technology known as the beam-powered light sail.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-Setting-sail-for-the-stars-with-100-year-project-372414/
  • Flight 100 - History 1919-1939

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The inter-war years were a time of renaissance, innovation and record breaking and the creation of the air travel industryhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1919-1939-320370/
  • Reusable reality

    News | 08 Jul 2003 00:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>Routine access to space has proved elusive. As the cost becomes clear questions are being asked about the need to make spacecraft truly reusable.</p> <p>Spaceflight is substantially younger than flight itself - half a century younger - but its pioneers were dreaming of voyaging to the moon and beyond even as the Wright brothers made their first flights 100 years ago. There has been significant progress in the 46 years since the Soviet Union put the first artificial satellite into orbit around the Earth, but the dreams of spaceflight pioneers such as Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun remain unfulfilled.</p> <p>The truth is that spaceflight is hard, arguably the hardest thing man has tried to accomplish. And if spaceflight is difficult, then safe, routine, commercially viable manned spaceflight is almost impossible - at least for another few decades. The disintegration of the Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> during re-entry was a setback for mahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reusable-reality-168568/
  • Saving space

    News | 27 May 2003 00:00

    <p>The commercial launch industry both sides of the Atlantic is in a mess. But Europe could have more to lose if it does not get its act together</p> <p>Almost 80 years after Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-propellant rocket, and 35 years after Stanley Kubrik created <I>2001: A Space Odyssey</I>, it is hard to comprehend the mess the space industry on both sides of the Atlantic has got itself into, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars of state support just to survive.</p> <p>The commercial air transport industry can put some of the blame for its parlous condition on factors outside its control, including terror attacks and the SARS virus. But the commercial space industry largely has only itself to blame. Overcapacity fuelled by over-optimism has brought satellite and launcher manufacturers to the brink of extinction. The overambitious business plans of the telecommunications sector in the 1990s are mainly to blame, causing manufacturers to invest and expand when they shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saving-space-165906/