NASA Delays Artemis I Moon Launch Again on Tropical Storm Risk

During the test, two hydrogen leaks emerged as engineers fueled the SLS rocket, as well as other technical issues. While one of the leaks eventually abated after some troubleshooting, the second leak that cropped up later in the test would have prevented a launch if NASA had hoped to fly that day.

Electric Airliner A Step Closer As Heart Unveils 30-Seat Model

The enlarged ES-30 model replaces the original 19-seat blueprint, with deliveries slated to begin in 2028.

Russian Defenses Crumble in Kharkiv as Ukraine Retakes Territory

The Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think tank, said Ukraine was likely to capture Izyum in the next day or two “if they have not already done so.” Ukraine’s troops have indeed taken Izyum, Mykyta Karakay, a national guard serviceman and former deputy of Izyum council, said on national television. The claim … Read more

Taiwan Soldiers Fire at Civilian Drones Over Islands

While the statement did not identify the drones as having come from China, it said they retreated in the direction of the Chinese city of Xiamen, which lies several kilometers from the islands. The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times cited experts it did not identify as confirming the warning shots and contending that “the frequent … Read more

NASA’s Moon Mission Launch At Risk Of Delay Amid Issues

Artemis, named for the twin sister of the god Apollo in Greek mythology, marks the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program that NASA is debuting a flagship vehicle and system geared towards human spaceflight. Among the critical components of the mission are the Boeing Co.-built rocket, named the Space Launch System, … Read more

Are Supersonic Passenger Jets Back? Not So Fast

(Bloomberg Opinion) — American Airlines Group Inc. just agreed to purchase 20 supersonic jets from Boom Supersonic that are designed to carry as many as 80 passengers. So, when will you be able to buy a ticket to fly at 1.7 times the speed of sound from New York to London and cut your travel … Read more

China Is Moving to Tighten Label Rules on Goods From Taiwan

Still, China is Taiwan’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade rising 26% on year to $328.3 billion in 2021. Taiwan held a sizable surplus against China, with exports from the island exceeding imports by $172 billion, according to Chinese customs data. While Beijing could leverage that advantage by sanctioning exporters, China also relies on Taiwan … Read more

Chinese Space Rocket Debris Crashes Back to Earth Over Ocean

Experts had deemed the possibility of injury or infrastructure damage to be low. The rocket body had been in an elliptical orbit around Earth and was “dragged toward an uncontrolled reentry,” to Earth’s atmosphere, according to the Aerospace Corp., a nonprofit corporation based in El Segundo, California, that provides technical advice for space missions and … Read more