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Solar Powered Night Flight

Solar Impulse of Lausanne, Switzerland has successfully flown its solar-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane at night. The plane remained in the air for 26 consecutive hours, including a full night span without using a drop of conventional fuel. Using solar ...

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MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working in conjunction with Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation and Pratt & Whitney recently presented two designs for greener airplanes to NASA. The result of a contract awarded in 2008, the ...

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First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

For the first time in aviation history, Boeing flew a manned airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Although unmanned fuel-cell based aircrafts were flown in the past, this manned flight is an important milestone in aircraft engineering, as fuel-cell vehicles ...

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Velocity Aircraft – DIY Plane

Velocity Aircraft – DIY Plane

The Florida based company Velocity Aircraft produces unique sport-aircrafts, which can be assembled by the user. According to the company, their 4-seat canard aircraft is modeled after the successful Long-EZ design. The concept of homebuilt aircrafts could suit people who ...

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