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GE & NASA Successfully Test Hybrid Electric System For High-Altitude Planes

GE demonstrated breakthroughs in hybrid electric flight and hydrogen-powered aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow, after a four-year break. One highlight: GE and NASA announced the successful test of high-power, high-voltage hybrid electric aircraft engine components...

What the Moon and the Metaverse Have in Common

Uncharted territory. The lure of the unknown. And just like with the explorers of yore, the course of history will inevitably be altered by greed, motive, and human error.

McKibben Prods Bill Gates to Go Further

What we’re reading this week: Environmentalist Bill McKibben unpacks apparent contradictions in Gates’ new climate book, critiquing his lack of political engagement. NASA aims to answer a question David Bowie asked in 1973. And apps...

Commercial Space Development Bolsters U.S. National Security

To deal with potential attacks from China, Russia, or others in coming decades and achieve this objective, America will need to deepen its partnership with more nimble American private space companies.

Scientists Prepare for a Mission to Mars

NASA is serious about putting people on Mars in the coming years. And after a major study of the biological effects of long-duration space flight, the agency is one giant leap closer to realizing that...

Space: The Next Fiscal Frontier?

NASA has increasingly taken a backseat in the world of manned space exploration. While that trend may not be great for America's role in space, it has opened the door for a revolution in private...

NASA Asks the “Crowd” to Help Track What Astronauts Eat

NASA has put a man on the moon, but it hasn’t yet come up with an efficient and accurate way for the International Space Station (ISS) crew to track their diets. Living in a zero-gravity...