The world’s largest and newest seaplane completed its maiden voyage.
Forget the cramped NASA capsule. This looks more like a bespoke business jet with high-tech recliners and 12 windows that let you see space from every angle.
The aim is for pilots to have the best possible chance of recovering when things go awry.
The one-seat Boom XB-1 is not a prototype of the airliner-sized Ovation, but it will perform testing of components that may be critical to the larger jet’s success.
NASA, China and the United Arab Emirates will all be sending their own spacecraft. The Perseverance rover will try to answer the question: Is there life on the red planet?
Some providers have gone all out with new sanitisation procedures and technology, while others are using the resources they have available.
SkyDrive is projected to fly at up to 1,640 feet at 62 mph for 12 miles, or a more efficient cruise speed of 37 mph for 20 miles.
With its 50-foot wingspan and twin-tail assembly, Beta Technologies’ Alia was inspired by the look and flying abilities of the Arctic tern.
The Bombardier Global 5550 has a 5,900-nautical-mile range, which is 700 miles more than its closest competitor. Oh, and it has a top speed of Mach 0.90.