Nestled within the vastness of the Milky Way, there lies an exceptional moon bearing a striking resemblance to the early Earth. Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has piqued the interest of scientists, prompting an ambitious mission to explore its unique landscape and unravel the secrets of its prebiotic compounds.
NASA recently declared that the X-57 Maxwell electric plane has successfully passed a significant evaluation, moving it a step closer to takeoff. The aircraft’s engine controls underwent a heat test, a crucial evaluation that confirms its capability to perform in adverse weather conditions.
NASA is collaborating with Boeing on a project to improve the sustainability of aircraft design, as part of its efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The $1.15 billion project aims to build and test a more fuel-efficient version of the Boeing 737, which currently accounts for nearly half of all domestic flights in the US.
In December, NASA conducted a crash test to simulate a less positive outcome of an eVTOL flight, and the results did not reflect well on the reliability of the vehicle or the accuracy of the preliminary simulations.
NASA’s new type of rocket engine, the Rotary Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE), once considered impossible, could revolutionize space exploration. NASA engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, in partnership with IN Space LLC, have made a significant advancement in rocket engine technology that could transform the way we explore deep space, according to NASA.
The US space agency has given money to fund a new concept that could, according to its proponents, cut the time it takes to travel to Mars by around a fifth.