U.S. teams are preparing to test electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft, vying to be the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world.
The winning design of a NASA student competition to create a new greener aircraft looks a little like a cross between a plane and a Swiss army knife.
The first patent for a flying car was issued in 1918. "It's something people have envisioned since the beginning of manned flight," said Herman Rediess.
A manufacturing process using electron beams could mean big savings and environmental benefits.
The most significant fighter airplanes since World War II introduced digital computers and stealth technology into the industry, Paul Metz told a June Colloquium audience Tuesday in a partly technical, partly political talk at the Reid Conference Center.
The project was laid out Wednesday morning. Design a cargo plane to carry 100,000 pounds, 6,500 miles. Make it burn less fuel, put forth fewer emissions and less noise, and make it fly at Mach 0.85.
Progress can be bittersweet. Just ask some of the employees who worked in the 16 Foot Transonic and the Langley Full Scale Tunnels.
A powerful NASA simulation software wins Government Invention of the Year, along with the hearts and minds of air traffic managers and researchers.
NASA researchers are testing biofuel on a DC-8 to measure its performance and emissions.
NASA has just tasked three companies to look into the future and design a more "green" aircraft for 2025.