Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head

Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head

Published 22/06/2016

DARMSTADT, Germany Dreaming of a trip to Mars? You'll have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of [more…]

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

Published 21/06/2016

FRANKFURT Britain's first official astronaut said on Tuesday he would join another trip to the International Space Station "in a heartbeat" and would love to [more…]

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Published 20/06/2016

NEW YORK An airplane powered solely by energy from the sun headed across the Atlantic early on Monday, on one of the longest legs of [more…]

Paul Allen’s space company nears debut of world’s biggest plane

Paul Allen’s space company nears debut of world’s biggest plane

Published 20/06/2016

MOJAVE, Calif. A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching [more…]

Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

Published 18/06/2016

ZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan A soyuz capsule bringing back three astronauts from the International Space Station, including the first to represent the British government, made a safe [more…]

NATO to send troops to deter Russia, some allies want more

NATO to send troops to deter Russia, some allies want more

Published 14/06/2016

BRUSSELS Britain, Germany and the United States advanced plans on Tuesday to spearhead a new NATO force on Russia's border from next year, but some [more…]

Solar plane lands in New York City during bid to circle the globe

Solar plane lands in New York City during bid to circle the globe

Published 11/06/2016

A solar-powered airplane finished crossing the United States on Saturday, landing in New York City after flying over the Statue of Liberty during its historic [more…]

Private company wants U.S. clearance to fly to the moon

Private company wants U.S. clearance to fly to the moon

Published 10/06/2016

WASHINGTON U.S. government agencies are working on temporary rules to allow a private company to land a spacecraft on the moon next year, while Congress [more…]

Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

Published 05/06/2016

ULAANBAATAR U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the [more…]

U.S. flexes muscles as Asia worries about South China Sea row

U.S. flexes muscles as Asia worries about South China Sea row

Published 04/06/2016

SINGAPORE The United States stepped up pressure on China on Saturday to rein in its actions in the South China Sea, with top defense officials [more…]