• NASA’s Mars Helicopter makes first flight

    The Ingenuity helicopter, designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, successfully completed a brief but historic flight above the surface of Mars early Monday. After being delayed by a technical issue last week, the tiny, solar- powered four-pound helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on […]

  • US considers Covid-19 testing requirement for domestic air travel

    The Biden administration is considering a rule that would require negative Covid-19 test results for domestic air travel, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg mentioned the possible testing requirement for air travelers within the United States in an interview Sunday with “Axios on HBO.” “There’s an active conversation with the CDC right now,” Buttigieg told Axios. “What I […]

  • SpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes on landing

    Starship SN9, SpaceX’s early prototype for a rocket the company hopes will carry the first humans to Mars, launched a high-altitude test flight Tuesday that saw the vehicle travel a few miles up in the air, hover for a moment, and then conduct a belly flop-like maneuver on descent before making an explosive landing back […]

  • Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5 Billion to Settle Charges Related to 737 Max

    (CNN) — Boeing reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the Justice Department on Thursday to settle criminal charges that the company defrauded the Federal Aviation Administration when it first won approval for the flawed 737 Max jet. The plane was grounded by the FAA in March 2019 following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. It was approved by the […]

  • Boeing 737 Max Back in the Air After Nearly Two Years

    (CNN) — Boeing 737 Max has returned to passenger service in the US this morning for the first time since two fatal crashes grounded the jet in March 2019. American Flight 718 departed the Miami International Airport at approximately 10:40 ET this morning. American Airlines is initially using the airliner on a single route between Miami and […]

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