Boeing Starliner Undock International Space Station Return Earth
The NASA x Boeing Starliner CST-100 undocked from the International Space Station and landed safely Wednesday in the desert of the western United States. This marks the completion of the uncrewed six day Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the ISS to help prove the system is ready to fly human astronauts. Approximately 4-hours after departing the ISS, Starliner touched down onto its airbags at 4:49 p.m. MDT.

Boeing Starliner Dock International Space Station
The Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station as of 7:28pm Central Time (0028 UTC). This marks the completion of Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2)’s primary goal with no astronauts on board, thanks to the autonomous systems and ground controllers in Houston who guided the vehicle through a carefully choreographed series of maneuvers. It then recharged its batteries using solar arrays installed on the service module.

Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Home
The legendary Boeing 737, a narrow-body aircraft, completed its first flight in April 1967 and entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa. Since then, a total of 15,099 Boeing 737s have been ordered and 10,926 delivered. Yes, some of these aircraft have been converted into private jets, but the cost to do so is reserved for those with a net worth in the hundreds of millions. However, one aviation enthusiast has created the next best alternative.

Sikorsky-Boeing DEFIANT X Attack Helicopter
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing’s SB>1 DEFIANT successfully completed FLRAA mission profile test flights, including a technology demonstration, confined area landings and low-level flight operations. If tests continue to go well, this aircraft will eventually replace the Black Hawk, especially since its coaxial rotors were able to achieve a top speed of 272 mph in level flight.

China Hypersonic Flight Plane Boeing X-47C
China is reportedly working on a hypersonic plane, based on the now defunct Boeing Manta X-47C program. More specifically, Tang’s Two-Stage Vehicle (TSV) X-plane design, which consists of two separate engines on each side. When traveling at lower speeds, the engines function as standard turbine jet engines. Since there are no moving parts, this design enables the aircraft to quickly switch to high-speed mode to accelerate to over five times the speed of sound. Read more for additional pictures and information.