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SpaceX Aims to Expand Starlink Network to Landing Ships

While SpaceX has been conducting launches for private and government contracts, they have also been focusing on their own endeavors. In particular, the company has steadily been launching Starlink satellites to build up their new network. Now, they’re trying to further expand testing of their network, starting with their own fleet of vehicles. On Tuesday, the company asked the Federal ...

SpaceX Completes Second Successful Test Flight in Under a Month

SpaceX has seen a lot of success this year, with the most notable example being the company’s successful launch of two American astronauts to the International Space Station back in May. On the heels of the successful and historic event, SpaceX would go on to secure a lucrative contract from the U.S. Air Force extending well into the 2020s. Now, the success continues after another important ...

Boeing Grounds Select 787 Dreamliners After Finding Manufacturing Flaw

Boeing has struggled to maintain new orders amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuing fallout of last year’s 737 Max crashes and grounding. Now, it appears that another of their aircraft models has run into production problems. On Friday, Boeing announced that they had discovered a manufacturing flaw on their 787 Dreamliners, one of the company’s most popular options. In a statement, ...

SpaceX Scores Billions With New Government Contract

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been riding high after a series of successful launches and tests. Aside from their first successful manned flight to the International Space Station, the company has also performed a proper test flight of their Starship rocket, which will be used for eventual trips to the Moon and Mars. Now, a new contract from the Pentagon shows that success is paying off. This past ...

Boeing Cuts Production Targets Following Large Quarterly Loss

Airliners and aircraft producers alike have still been experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As cases continue to rise in the U.S., many companies are struggling to stay afloat as they see massive drops in profit. Boeing is chief among these, as the pandemic has derailed their plans to recover following the grounding of their 737 Max model last year. Last week, Boeing reported a ...

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. ...