A new UK Aerospace Technology Institute and the fruits of the Aerospace Growth Partnership were among the topics of discussion at the inaugural President’s Conference: ‘Aerospace Technology, The Road Ahead’ held on 22 October. TIM ROBINSON reports on the highlights.
Watch the inside story of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking space jump from the perspective of Red Bull Stratos Technical Director, Art Thompson in this exclusive video of his RAeS Lecture.
Lost in space? TIM ROBINSON reviews the new visually stunning science fiction film, ‘Gravity’ centred on astronauts adrift in orbit that raises the growing menace of space debris.
The growing issue of space debris now threatens future satellites and spacecraft. An examination of recent international progress in addressing this challenge.
An interview with British ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peake on training for outer space, what it takes to be an astronaut and NASA/ESA cooperation.
Space in 2013 – an overview of government and scientific spaceflight highlights to look out for this year.
Despite a last minute reprieve, the threat of sequestration or the ‘fiscal cliff’ to the US aerospace and defence sector has not gone away. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, looks at the new danger of the debt ceiling.
Britain’s greatest test pilot, aviation record holder and former RAeS President Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown gives his tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong ‘a kindred spririt’, who passed away earlier this year.
A video interview with SpaceX space entrepeneur and rocket builder, Elon Musk, on his Dragon capsule, rocket plans and retiring on Mars.
Back in office, President Obama returns to confront the challenges of sequestration. The ‘fiscal cliff’ that the US defence sector is now teetering on has implications beyond America’s shores. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, assesses the situation.
An exclusive video of a recent Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture on NASA’s new Mars Rover mission, Curiosity.
Three Boeing-led aerospace technology demonstrators, encompassing, speed, persistence and novel configurations are set for new flights in the next six months. A report from NASA Dryden, at Edwards AFB, California.
How does a scramjet work? Why can’t we fit one to an airliner? A technical article explains the theory of hypersonic propulsion and its practical applications to aircraft.
In a spectacular event, a production TV crew have deliberately crashed an empty Boeing 727 into the desert in a remote location in Baja California in Mexico for an upcoming documentary. With cameras inside and out and sensors wired to record measurements – it will certainly be must-watch TV – but what will we learn?
After years sitting on the sidelines of human spaceflight activities, Britain is now aiming to reach for the stars with a new national space biomedicine strategy. A report of how the UK is aspiring to leverage Zero-G medicine for space and terrestrial benefits.
How secure is the future of the UK aerospace sector? Worries mount over long-term health of the UK’s aerospace industry due to R&D shortfall.
Electrically-powered passenger aircraft? Intelligent paint? Planet-exploring micro robots? A look into the science of nanotechnology and the remarkable changes that such research could offer to change the future of aerospace.
ESA’s spaceflight ambitions face a crucial decision in 2012 – on whether to develop a manned version of the European ATV or co-operate with NASA on its human spaceflight programme.