No, an electromagnetic rail launcher was not used to set this new Guinness World Record, just a small hand-folded paper airplane by Boeing engineers Dillon Ruble and Garrett Jensen. The two have always been fascinated by paper airplanes, so what better record to break than farther flight by paper aircraft? They did just that on December 2, 2022 in Crown Point, Indiana.
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Not much is known about the Boeing X-37B spaceplane other than it goes on secretive missions quite frequently, and it just returned from one earlier today, startling some Florida residents. How so? A loud sonic boom was reported to be heard between 5-6 am from the Tampa Bay area over through Orlando.
Want to see the all-new Boeing Starliner spacesuit? If so, you’ll be able to see the second ascent and entry suit (AES) selected by Boeing for its CST-100 Starliner in the “Gateway: The Deep Space Complex” attraction at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
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.
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.
It’s official, the Boeing Starliner has been hoisted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket ahead of the company’s second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch is targeted for 6:54 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The Boeing T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet has officially been delivered to the U.S. Air Force. What sets this next-generation trainer aircraft apart from the others is that it incorporates a red-tailed livery in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II who made up the first African American aviation unit to serve in the U.S. military.
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.
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 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.