Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: The world's biggest airship in existence gets its first full-up inflation test inside a coliseum, opening the way for its first flight test later this year.
epa01914183 The Launch of ARES I-X from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 28 October 2009. The ARES I-X stands 327 feet at a cost of $445 million. The flight test will provide NASA with an opportunity to test and prove flight characteristics, hardware, facilities and ground o
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a new space vehicle stands ready in NASA Kennedy Space Center's 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. The final segments of the Ares I-X rocket, including the simulated crew module and launch abort system, were stacked on Aug. 13 on a mobil
A backup Mod launch vehicle fires its engine during a test flight at Armadillo Aerospace's mock-moon landing pad in Texas.
In this July 8, 2007 file photo, the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is unveiled during the world premiere of this aircraft in Everett, Washington. Boeing said August 27, 2009 its much-delayed 787 Dreamliner is expected to undergo its first test flight by the end of the year, with first delivery pushed ba