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  • Sierra Nevada loses appeal against NASA Commercial Crew choice


    ​The US Government Accountability Office has put an end to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s dream of providing NASA with a lifting body spaceplane as part of the agency’s plan to replace the Space Shuttle’s astronaut-transport capability with spacecraft provided by the private sector.


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  • ​Flying Canadians: 10 individuals who made a major mark on aviation


    To accompany our Canadian industry special, we look at 10 sons of the country – sadly no women quite made the list –...


  • Sierra Nevada loses appeal against NASA Commercial Crew choice


    ​The US Government Accountability Office has put an end to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s dream of providing NASA with a...


  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic...


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  • ​Flying Canadians: 10 individuals who made a major mark on aviation

    News | 20 Mar 2015 13:25 | Murdo Morrison

    To accompany our Canadian industry special, we look at 10 sons of the country – sadly no women quite made the list – who helped develop the country’s aviation sector, from those behind Canada’s first powered flight and World War One aces to an airline entrepreneur and the men behind Bombardier and CAE.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flying-Canadians-10-individuals-who-made-a-major-mark-on-aviation-410106/
  • ANALYSIS: Space Station maintaining orbit – for now

    News | 23 Jan 2015 11:07 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The International Space Station has been the focal point of human spaceflight activity for so long now that the outpost can seem like a permanent, if remote, feature of our planet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Space-Station-maintaining-orbit-for-now-407614/
  • Sierra Nevada loses appeal against NASA Commercial Crew choice

    News | 07 Jan 2015 15:53 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The US Government Accountability Office has put an end to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s dream of providing NASA with a lifting body spaceplane as part of the agency’s plan to replace the Space Shuttle’s astronaut-transport capability with spacecraft provided by the private sector.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-loses-appeal-against-NASA-Commercial-Crew-choice-407684/
  • Airbus logistics: from tiny fish to small whale – and now a bigger Beluga

    News | 18 Nov 2014 16:12 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Now that Airbus has pushed the “go” button to develop an A330-based successor to its fleet of five A300-600ST “Beluga” oversized transports, it’s a good time to look back on the critical role these distinctive aircraft have played in turning the dream of knitting French, German, Spanish and British aerospace manufacturers into a single company.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-logistics-from-tiny-fish-to-small-whale-and-now-a-bigger-Beluga-406205/
  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot with the breakup of its SpaceShipTwo over the Nevada desert, along with a spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission. After that ISS mission failure, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unforgiving-void-Spaceflight-tragedies-remembered-405505/
  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster

    News | 29 Oct 2014 12:57 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply mission ended in spectacular failure last night just metres above the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-NASA-has-eye-on-Congressional-critics-following-ISS-launch-disaster-405380/