As NASA invites bids to build and fly its Sustainable Flight Demonstrator, technology editor Graham Warwick and senior editor Guy Norris hear how this aircraft will differ from the agency’s prior X-planes. They talked to Rich Wahls, NASA’s newly appointed Sustainable Flight National Partnership mission integration manager at the AIAA Aviation 2022 conference in Chicago.
By Carole Rickard Hedden, Michael Bruno, Graham WarwickJun 17, 2022
For new space and advanced air mobility startups, the past two years have been a heady experience of investment, mergers with special purpose acquisition companies and high-risk plays into segments of the aerospace and defense industry that were mere dreams a decade ago. As the economy changes, Aviation Week editors discuss what comes next.
By Carole Rickard Hedden, Graham WarwickApr 22, 2022
Former Collins Aerospace executive John Borghese joins Aviation Week executive editors Graham Warwick and Carole Hedden to reflect on the last 50 years of innovation in aerospace and look at what is coming down the pipe.
Listen in as the president and CEO of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) discusses the company’s upcoming first launch of the new Vulcan rocket, the impact of the Space Force and the future of space transportation.
After a successful first flight of the Ingenuity on Mars, Ellen Stofan, under secretary for science and research at the Smithsonian Institution, talks with Aviation Week editors about the historic nature of the mission, coming 117 years after the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
By Jen DiMascio, Steve Trimble, Lee HudsonNov 10, 2020
SDA director Derek Tournear joins Aviation Week editors on Check 6 to discuss how its system of space tracking and transport satellites will revolutionize the U.S. military and the challenges it will face along the way.
The founder of the small-launch company discusses a recent failure of the Electron rocket launch, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, and Rocket Lab’s evolution from manufacturing rockets to building spacecraft.