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Dammit, Congress: Just Buy NASA its Own Space Taxi, Already

Ever since the shuttle program ended, NASA has been paying Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. But the price-per-seat aboard Russia’s spacecraft has gotten ridiculous. The solution is clear and cost-effective: The US needs its own space taxis. So why won’t Congress pay for it? » 8/21/15 11:20am 8/21/15 11:20am

These Astronauts Will be the First to Launch With SpaceX and Boeing

NASA Thursday named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in private crew transportation vehicles being built by Boeing and SpaceX – marking a major milestone towards restoring American human launches to U.S. soil as soon as mid-2017, if all goes well. » 7/10/15 11:30am 7/10/15 11:30am

Watch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner takeoff almost perpendicular to the ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to… » 6/11/15 11:00pm 6/11/15 11:00pm

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA's Crew Transport Contracts

When NASA awarded crew transport contracts to Boeing CST-100 and the SpaceX Dragon v2, a lot of you asked, "What about Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser?" Sierra Nevada is asking the same question, filing a legal challenge claiming their craft was ranked equally proficient and a hefty $900 million cheaper than Boeing. » 10/04/14 10:37am 10/04/14 10:37am

Boeing Fuselages Make A Splash In Montana River

A trio of Boeing fuselages wound up in the Clark Fork River this week, when a train carrying the aircraft derailed near Superior, Montana. Thankfully, no one was injured – but we can't help but wonder what Boeing intends to do with these castoff parts. See more photos of the aftermath by Kyle Massick at King 5 News. » 7/05/14 1:00pm 7/05/14 1:00pm

We now have drones equipped with EMP beams — and that could be lethal

If you're worried about surveillance drones cruising over your neighborhood, then this new technology from Boeing will have you running for your microwave shielded shelter. Last week, defense company Boeing conducted the first successful test of a drone called the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile… » 10/25/12 5:45pm 10/25/12 5:45pm

The aircraft of 2025 can go up to 85 percent of the speed of sound while carrying up to 100,000 pounds

Check out Boeing's concept drawings of a super-advanced aircraft in 2025. NASA gave Boeing, plus Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, contracts to study cleaner, safer, and more fuel-efficient aircraft designs for 14 years hence, and here's the first look. [NASA] » 1/14/11 3:00pm 1/14/11 3:00pm

Blackswift Will Be the First War Machine In Space

Development of the U.S.'s first hypersonic military space plane, the HTV-3X Blackswift, is zooming forward, with plans for Boeing and Lockheed to work together on the project. When it's ready to fly (possibly as soon as 2010), the Blackswift will give the U.S. the ability to send a missile to any spot on Earth within… » 7/31/08 8:00am 7/31/08 8:00am

Boeing Developing Planes with Frickin Laser Beams

As far as air-to-ground weapons go, bombs are effective but not known for their precision. That's why Boeing is hard at work on a project the U.S. military has long lusted after: plane-mounted lasers. Once we get these things operational, putting your munitions factories next to your day-care centers isn't going to… » 5/30/08 8:00am 5/30/08 8:00am