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The Trophy of American Manufacturing: The Dragon Returns

The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico provided a soft landing spot for the return of the Crew Dragon capsule. Suspended below four massive parachutes, the capsule looked a bit scorched after reaching a surface temperature of over 3,500 degrees. Surrounded by rescue watercraft, the capsule gently splashed down at 2:48 PM ET yesterday, marketing the completion of a historic mission and the beginn...

Struggling Airline CEOs Warn Recovery Hinges On COVID Vaccine

It’s been no surprise that the air travel industry has been struggling since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many companies have lowered prices, canceled flights, and furloughed employees in an attempt to drum up interest and save on costs. Now, the executives are warning that the industry’s recovery depends on the development of a COVID vaccine. On Thursday, both American Airlines and Southw...

Major U.S. Airlines Reach Deal With Treasury Department

With the travel industry being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many airliners and their parts suppliers are looking for ways to stay afloat and manage costs. The American government in particular has been providing financial assistance, and now five more major airliners have reached a deal for federal aid. American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sky West Airlines, Spirit Airlines, ...

U.S. Travel Industry Revenue In 2020 Will Plummet by $500 Billion

The travel industry has been one of the most drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a lack of people taking trips, companies all over the industry have struggled looking for ways to cut costs and stay afloat. Now, a new report claims their troubles will continue for quite some time. According to a report put together for the U.S. Travel Associated by analyst group Tourism Econom...

Boeing Hopes For 737 Max Re-certification Flights By End Of June

Since the two fatal crashes back in March of 2019, Boeing has seen their 737 Max grounded by the FAA as well as order cancellations from airline companies. Yet it appears that the company is optimistic they’ll finally be given clearance to flight once more just a little over a year later. Those familiar with Boeing’s plans claim that they won’t just perform one recertification flight. ...

After Historic Launch, SpaceX Prepares For Future Plans

With their historic mission on Saturday, May 30th, streamed live on Manufacturing Talk Radio, SpaceX has seemingly kicked off a new era for American spaceflight. Now, the company is already preparing for their future flights and plans. At 3:22 p.m. on May 30th, the Elon Musk-led company launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit. The successful launch was the first time ...

Trump Administration To Begin Pushing For Potential Moon Mining

In the past, access to space was reserved for government space agencies. However, the large influx of private investment into space-related industries by companies such as SpaceX has driven the costs of launching rockets, satellites, and other equipment to drastic lows. While most people are aware of the potential for space tourism, other industries may also experience a benefit from these ...

Boeing Cancellations Continue, Denting Backlog

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the airline industry hard, with many airlines canceling flights and cutting back on fleet sizes. As a result, aircraft producers have seen a decrease in their regular orders. Boeing, who was already struggling beforehand, continues to see cancellations rise and their overall production backlog shrink. The company announced an additional 108 cancellations of their ...

NASA Contracts Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos For Future Moon Landings

In 2017, President Trump directed NASA to accelerate their efforts to re-land astronauts on the Moon. Now, the agency is taking its first steps at bringing in the private sector to help, awarding a combined $967 million to three companies for study contracts on potential lunar landers. Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Dynetics won their contracts as part of NASA’s Human Landing Systems program. ...