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Sierra Nevada Corporation: Private Space Company Accuses NASA Of Favoritism

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation, an American privately held electronic systems provider and systems integrator specializing in micro-satellites, energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, and commercial orbital transportation services, is irate over two contracts NASA recently awarded to other companies. In September, NASA bypassed the Sierra Nevada Corporation, instead giving multi-billion dollar contracts to shuttle American astronauts to and from… Read more »

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has Serious Quality Issues, According To Report


A new investigative documentary by Qatari news channel Al Jazeera has raised serious concerns regarding the quality of Boeing’s latest and greatest passenger aircraft – the much talked about Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In the documentary titled “Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787,” workers at a factory where the aircraft is made openly talk about their worries… Read more »

The Super-Rich Are Customizing Jumbo Jets And You’ll Wish You Had One

Custom interiors can be extravagant, as in this concept design for a 747

Call it a sign of the times: the ultra rich are turning to airline manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus to purchase customized luxury 747’s and A380’s, not content to travel in relatively small private jets. As Wired reports, some of the richest people in the world, including Russian oligarchs and Saudi princes, are turning away… Read more »

Delta Airlines Plane Loses Wing Access Panel Midflight, Lands Safely

damaged wing

Passengers and crew travelling inside a Delta Airlines flight from Orlando to Atlanta had a few anxious moments when one of the plane’s wing access panels got dislodged midflight. The Delta Airlines Flight 2412 with 179 passengers and six crew members landed safely at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport following the dislodgement, CNN reports. The plane… Read more »

NTSB Says Boeing 787 Tests Should Have Revealed Fire, Smoke Dangers

Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Friday said Boeing 787 Dreamliner tests should have discovered the risk of smoke and fire. The tests were approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The NTSB investigated the company after a battery fire grounded the Dreamliner in January 2013. The battery fire started after one of eight… Read more »