NASA unveils its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell

World / Science & Health Nov 9, 2019

NASA unveils its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell

NASA, best known for its many Florida-launched forays into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from an Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 ...

Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

World / Science & Health Oct 22, 2019

Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

The astronauts who took part in the first all-female spacewalk are still uplifted by all the excitement down on Earth. International Space Station resident Jessica Meir said Monday that when she floated outside last week, she wasn't thinking about whether she was going out with ...

American pair make first women-only spacewalk

World / Science & Health Oct 19, 2019

American pair make first women-only spacewalk

U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir on Friday became the first female pairing to carry out a spacewalk — a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the moon. "It symbolizes exploration by all that dare to dream and work ...