Modified Cessna is the ‘largest’ electric aircraft to take flight

Modified Cessna is the ‘largest’ electric aircraft to take flight
Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft.
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Hitting the Books: The Englishman who figured out flight

Hitting the Books: The Englishman who figured out flight
Four decades after Tesla and Edison waged their “War of Currents,” a similar struggle unfolded in the skies overhead as a pair of daring entrepreneurs — Hugo Eckener, protege of Count von Zeppelin, and Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airways — fought for technological supremacy be
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Hitting the Books: The Englishman who figured out flight

Hitting the Books: The Englishman who figured out flight
Four decades after Tesla and Edison waged their “War of Currents,” a similar struggle unfolded in the skies overhead as a pair of daring entrepreneurs — Hugo Eckener, protege of Count von Zeppelin, and Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airways — fought for technological supremacy be
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Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release
Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the flight.
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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator won’t require a super-powerful PC rig

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator won’t require a super-powerful PC rig
A minimum spec machine requires at least an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-4460 CPU, both of which are several generations old. You’ll also need either a Radeon RX 570 or NVIDIA GTX 770 GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM, along with 8GB of RAM, a 150GB hard drive and a 5 Mbps connection.
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Boeing will send Starliner on another uncrewed test flight

Boeing will send Starliner on another uncrewed test flight
“The Boeing Company is honored to be a provider for the Commercial Crew mission. We are committed to the safety of the men and women who design, build and ultimately will fly on the Starliner just as we have on every crewed mission to space.
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