Planes competing in the Green Flight Challenge flew like birds to test the fuel efficiency of their aircraft.
The Green Flight Challenge has taken off, and the competition is pushing the envelope in aviation technology.
Lesa Roe took the "New Horizons for Aviation" audience into the future Friday, finishing the two-day forum by pointing to immediate opportunity before turning to long range.
While many consider aviation a 'mature' field, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden says it's time to be bold and think big.
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.