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A New Aerospace Company Enters the Race To Build Fastest Aircraft In the World

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, a U.S.-based company named Hermeus announced plans to develop an aircraft that will travel at speeds of up to Mach 5. Such an aircraft would cut travel time from New York to Paris from more than 7 hours to 1.5 hours. Hermeus said it has raised an initial round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, but it declined to specify the amount. This funding will allow Hermeus to develop a propulsion demonstrator and other initial technologies...
Tags: New York, Tech, Ars Technica, Paris, Concorde, Virgin Group, Khosla Ventures, Japan Airlines, Mach, Ars, Boom Supersonic, Hermeus, New Aerospace Company, Skyler Shuford

Alex Trebek Describes His Struggle With Pancreatic Cancer: ‘I Was on the Floor Writhing in Pain’

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek opened up about his struggle with pancreatic cancer during an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” revealing to correspondent Jane Pauley that early on, his treatment often left him with debilitating stomach cramps.“This got really bad. I was on the floor writhing in pain. It – It went to – it went from a 3 to an 11. And I just couldn’t believe. I didn’t know what was happening,” Trebek said during the interview, which CBS will air May 12.. “And it happened three or ...
Tags: Science, Cbs, Alex, Alex Trebek, Mach, Trebek, Jane Pauley

A revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine capable of hitting more than 2,500 miles per hour just passed a major milestone

Reactor Engines, a British aerospace company, says it's successfully tested a rocket engine that could eventually allow for supersonic flight to space.  The company's engine can cool air from 420 degrees Celsius to room temperature in less than a second, the company said.  Traditionally, rockets have had to carry massive tanks of fuel to burn, adding to their weight and aerodynamic profile.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A British company developing a rocket engine that ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United Kingdom, Ubs, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Mount Everest, Financial Times, Baillie Gifford

A revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine capable of hitting more than 2,500 mph just passed a major milestone

Reactor Engines, a British aerospace company, said it had successfully tested a rocket engine that could eventually allow for supersonic flight to space. The company says its engine can cool air from 420 degrees Celsius to room temperature in less than a second. Traditionally, rockets have to carry massive tanks of fuel to burn, adding to their weight and aerodynamic profile. Visit for more stories. A British company developing a rocket engine that can combust using oxygen...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Ubs, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Mount Everest, Financial Times, Baillie Gifford, Mach

Reaction Engines Tests Critical Pre-Cooler at Mach 3.3 Conditions

Reaction Engines is working towards air-breathing space planes and hypersonic airplanes. They have successfully tested their critical pre-cooler technology at the temperature conditions it would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Space, UK, Science, Technology, World, Materials, Engineering, Innovation, Engines, Mach, Hypersonic

Ultrafast, air-breathing rocket engine moves a step closer

UK company Reaction Engines announces a successful test of a key part of its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which could fly in space at Mach 25.
Tags: UK, Cnn, Mach, Reaction Engines

The 'Mustang-Inspired' Ford Mach 1 EV Will Have A 370-Mile Range

Ford has revealed that the Focus-based Mach I EV crossover will be able to travel up to 600km on a single charge
Tags: Ford, Autos, Mach, Mustang Inspired Ford Mach

After a narrow escape from a doomed rocket, an astronaut and cosmonaut will try again to launch into space today

Three people are scheduled to launch into space at 3:14 p.m. EDT on Thursday aboard a Russian rocket ship called Soyuz. Two of the crew members — NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin — tried to launch on a Soyuz in October, but it failed in mid-flight. An emergency escape system saved Hague and Ovchinin from the doomed rocket. The two will again try to reach the International Space Station, this time with NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who's slated to participate in the firs...
Tags: Spacex, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Kazakhstan, Boeing, Mach, Afp, Koch, Hague, Oleg Kononenko, Christina Koch, David Saint Jacques, Alexey Ovchinin, Ovchinin

Virgin Galactic Reaches Space Again In Highest, Fastest Test Flight Yet

"If you're willing to spend $250,000 for a quick trip to space, that option is getting closer to reality," reports CNN. VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered plane, climbed to a record altitude of nearly 56 miles during a test flight on Friday, marking the second time Richard Branson's startup has reached space. Two pilots, and for the first time, an additional crew member, were on board. Beth Moses, Galactic's chief astronaut trainer and an aerospace engineer, rode along with the pilots....
Tags: California, Earth, Cnn, Richard Branson, Moses, Federal Aviation Administration, Mach, Unity, Mojave Desert, Galactic, Beth Moses Galactic, Pacific mountains America

Flying 1,300 mph on airplanes would be great. But future aviation has other plans.

In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.  But our airplanes will probably still fly at the same speeds they did half a century ago: between 550 and 600 mph.  Supersonic flight — which is to say speeds that exceed the speed of sound (768 mph) and can dramatically slash flight times — died out for civilians in 2003 with the retirement of the narrowly-shap...
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WestJet Canada Valentine’s Day Sale on Flight Tickets

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway this Valentines Day with WestJet Canada. Save on flights across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Book by: February 14, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MT). Travel until: Canada: July 10, 2019 U.S., Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean: June 25, 2019 Blackout dates: March 8-9 March 15-18 March 21-24 Mach 28-31 April 18-20 April 22 May 16-18 May 20 Restrictions apply. Lowest fares can be found on the f...
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Boeing forges partnership with Aerion to speed up supersonic jet development

Boeing says it's making a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate the development of the Nevada-based company's supersonic business jet. The partnership announced today appears to be a closer tie than the relationships Aerion once had with two of Boeing's rivals, Airbus and Lockheed Martin. Neither Aerion nor Boeing disclosed financial terms of the investment, but Boeing said it would provide Aerion with engineering, manufacturing and flight test resources, as well as strategi...
Tags: Science, Airbus, Nevada, Boeing, Mach, Aerion, Lockheed Martin Neither Aerion

5 favorite books of Albert Einstein

Einstein had a large library and was a voracious reader.The famous physicist admitted that some books influenced his thinking.The books he preferred were mostly philosophical and scientific in nature. None Undoubtedly considered one of the brightest individuals who ever lived, Albert Einstein did not become so accomplished in a vacuum. The physicist learned from the best minds of the time, as is evidenced by his voracious appetite for reading and his extensive personal book collection.In "Einste...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Isis, Science, Education, Intelligence, History, Physics, Innovation, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Newton, Mach, Cervantes

B-2 Spirit

With its precision, stealth, long-range capability and payload capacity, the B-2 Spirit is one of the most versatile airframes in the Air Force’s inventory. The combination of its unique capabilities enables global reach and allows the Air Force to bypass the enemy’s most sophisticated defenses. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new...
Tags: Ge, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, Libya, Air Force, Kansas City, General Electric, Kosovo, South Carolina, Kansas City Royals, Mach

Boeing's 'Transonic Wings' Will Take Your Commercial Flights to Just Under the Speed of Sound

How about sitting back and flying at just under Mach 1?
Tags: News, Boeing, Mach

Boeing's 'Transonic Wings' Will Power Your Commercial Flights at Just Under The Speed of Sound

How about sitting back and flying at just under Mach 1?
Tags: News, Boeing, Mach

VOTD: Pop Cuture’s Most Famous Cars Head to Walmart to Pick Up Groceries

Last night brought us the 76th annual Golden Globes, and during the ceremony broadcast cinephiles were treated to an extremely cool advertisement from Walmart. To promote their growing grocery pick-up service, the megastore utilized some of film and television’s most famous vehicles in an advertisement where the Batmobile from Justice League, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the Jurassic Park Ford Explorer, the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, Lightning McQueen from Cars, and more ar...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Cars, Walmart, Ford, Jurassic Park, Justice League, Dumb And Dumber, Cinderella, Batman, Dc, Ghostbusters, Batmobile, Transformers, Mcqueen, Mach

Boom Supersonic nabs $100M to build its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner

One Denver-based startup’s long-shot bid to move today’s commercial jets beyond supersonic speeds just got a big injection of cash. Boom Supersonic, which is building and designing what it calls the “world’s first economically viable supersonic airliner,” announced today that they’ve closed a $100 million Series B funding round led by Emerson Capital. Other investors include Y Combinator Continuity, Caffeinated Capital, SV Angel, Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks and Greg McAdoo...
Tags: Startups, Space, Tech, Virgin Group, Denver, Japan Airlines, Mach, Blake Scholl, Greg McAdoo, Recent Funding, Emerson Capital Other, Sam Altman Paul Graham Ron Conway Michael Marks

What Einstein meant by ‘God does not play dice’

'The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,' wrote Albert Einstein in December 1926. 'I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice.' Einstein was responding to a letter from the German physicist Max Born. The heart of the new theory of quantum mechanics, Born had argued, beats randomly and uncertainly, as though suffering from arrhythmia. Whereas physics before the quantum had always been about doing this and getting that, the new quantum...
Tags: Science, Religion, Physics, Judaism, Amsterdam, Innovation, Universe, Philosophy, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, God, Copenhagen, Einstein, Mach, Bern, Albert

Russia’s Poseidon Thermonuclear Torpedo Is No Aircraft-Carrier Killer

If the goal is to sink a U.S. carrier, couldn’t Russia saturate a carrier’s defenses with a volley of conventionally-armed hypersonic missiles like the Mach 5-plus Khinzal?
Tags: Science, Russia, Mach

Introducing the SR-71 Blackbird: Still the Fastest Plane on Earth (Even in Retirement)

Capable of cruising at speeds in excess of Mach 3.2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft to ever to see operational service. But even though its performance has never been matched, the SR-71 was retired as the Cold War drew to a close.
Tags: Science, Lockheed, Mach

A New Engine Could Bring Back Supersonic Air-Travel

An anonymous reader shares a report (may be paywalled): Every morning, time once was, a giant roar from Heathrow Airport would announce the departure of flight BA001 to New York. The roar was caused by the injection into the aircraft's four afterburners of the fuel which provided the extra thrust that it needed to take off. Soon afterwards, the pilot lit the afterburners again -- this time to accelerate his charge beyond the speed of sound for the three-and-a-half hour trip to JFK. The plane was...
Tags: New York, Tech, Concorde, Heathrow Airport, Mach

Virgin Galactic passenger rocket reaches space in test flight

The rocket, dubbed SpaceShipTwo, reached an altitude of 51 miles on Thursday. Virgin Galactic hopes to soon transport space tourists into the atmosphere on the rocket.The successful test is a landmark for Virgin Galactic, which has seen its fair share of setbacks since it was founded in 2004. None In a successful test of what Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson hopes will be "the world's first commercial spaceline," the company launched a spacecraft 51 miles above California's Mojave Desert ...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, California, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Virgin, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Mach, Mojave Desert, George Whitesides Virgin Galactic, Virgin Galactic Jeff Bezos Blue Origin

Virgin Galactic successfully sends test pilots to space

Virgin Galactic has successfully sent its test pilots into space, bringing Sir Richard Branson's dream of commercial space travel one tantalising step closer. Taking off from the Mojave desert base shortly after 7am, the space craft flew to reach an eventual height of 271,000 feet. Sir Richard wiped away tears as it was announced, and the crowd on the tarmac erupted in whoops and cheers. The flight marks the first time that man has reached space from US soil since the end of Nasa's spa...
Tags: Science, US, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Richard, Mach, Mojave, VSS Unity, Sam Sir Richard

F-35A Lightning II

The F-35A Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter combining advanced aerodynamics, survivability in high-threat environments and an enhanced ability to provide pilots and allied assets across operational domains with robust situational awareness. var tag = document.createElement('script'); = 'iframe-demo'; tag.src = ''; var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName(...
Tags: South Korea, Utah, Florida, England, Australia, Navy, Nas, Atlantic, Military, United Kingdom, Italy, Innovation, Marine Corps, F-35, Lockheed Martin, Air Force

Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover

Earlier this year, the Blue Oval raised the ire of die-hard fans when it was rumoured the company would use the Mach 1 name on an upcoming electrified vehicle. Ford might be making some odd decisions lately, like refusing to bring the Ranger Raptor to America, but they’re not completely tone deaf. Which helps explain […] The post Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, Electric, Mustang, Mach, Crossover, Phev, Blue Oval, Bev, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electrified, Ford Mach E, Mach E

Meet the Submersible Nuclear Ramjet: Part Nuclear Bomber, Part Submarine (And Moving at Mach 4)

It could have killed millions--and served as the ultimate Cold War terror weapon.
Tags: Science, Mach

Aviation authority investigating UFOs over Ireland

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating multiple reports of UFOs over the coast of Ireland on Friday. From the BBC: (A British Airways) pilot, flying from the Canadian city of Montreal to Heathrow, said there was a "very bright light" and the object had come up along the left side of the aircraft before it "rapidly veered to the north..." (Another Virgin pilot said) there were "multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory" and that they were very bright. The pilot sa...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Flight, Ireland, Airplanes, Heathrow, Montreal, Aerospace, Ufo, British Airways, Mach, Shannon, IAA, UFOs, Irish Aviation Authority IAA

Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition Watch

On October 24, 2003, British Airways retired the legendary Concorde passenger liner, marking the end of an era where airline passengers could fly over the Earth at speeds in excess of Mach 2 or twice the speed of sound. To some, it may seem that...The post Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition Watch appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
Tags: Earth, Watches, British Airways, Mach, Aviation-Inspired Watches, Watch Releases, Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition Watch

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 October, 2018

A view of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, part of our second Land cruise itinerary next June (see below). Good morning It has been a wild and crazy week, but have I got a lot to show you for the week that was.  We now have details of our June 2019 UK touring online. I’m using the “land cruise” concept first offered in this year’s Christmas land cruise (still have the cancelled couple’s $500 credit if anyone wants to take advantage of this and join us) again. One of the weaker parts of this y...
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