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Video: Drone footage of Starliner’s rollout to launch pad – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. " data-lazy-type="iframe" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7"> Video credit: NASA The first Boeing Starliner spacecraft designed to fly…
This transforming drone can be fired straight out of a cannon

This transforming drone can be fired straight out of a cannon

Drones are incredibly useful machines in the air, but getting them up and flying can be tricky, especially in crowded, windy, or emergency scenarios when speed is a factor. But a group of researchers from Caltech university and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have come up with an elegant and oh-so-fun solution: fire the damn thing…
A drone helped archaeologists discover a lost Florida island settlement

A drone helped archaeologists discover a lost Florida island settlement

Selling seashells by the seashore — Raleigh Island, off the northern Florida coast, was a center of shell bead making. Kiona N. Smith - Nov 5, 2019 7:30 pm UTC A team of archaeologists and its trusty drone are revealing an island community that once supplied valuable beads to the inland towns of the Mississippian…
UK drone register takes off

UK drone register takes off

A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The UK government announced its intention to introduce a drone registration scheme two years ago. The rules apply to drones or model aircraft weighting between 250g and 20kg. Owners…
The Plan to Boost Drone Batteries With a Teensy Jet Engine

The Plan to Boost Drone Batteries With a Teensy Jet Engine

For all the hype swirling around electric aviation, the current state of battery technology and electric powertrains remains a limiting factor for all the drones, air taxis, cargo haulers, and flying cars hoping to take off. Unhappy with that cap on the range, power, and speed of these aircraft, one Florida startup is taking a…
Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! – TechCrunch

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! – TechCrunch

The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because roboticists at the University of Michigan have made a roofing drone that uses that tool to autonomously nail shingles into…
Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun!

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun!

The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because roboticists at the University of Michigan have made a roofing drone that uses that tool to autonomously nail shingles into…
Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx

Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx

Wing, the drone delivery company that started its life within the Google X lab before spinning out into its own thing under the Alphabet umbrella, is prepping for takeoff. The company announced this morning that it’s launching a test program in Virginia with Walgreens, FedEx, and local retailer Sugar Magnolia. As part of the program,…
Drone strikes set Saudi oil facilities ablaze

Drone strikes set Saudi oil facilities ablaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbqaiq is the site of Aramco's largest oil processing plantDrone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say.Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone…

Drone Bubble Bursts, Wiping Out Startups and Hammering VC Firms

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Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia are pushing an antitrust...

Fifty attorneys general are pushing forward with an antitrust investigation against Google, led by the Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton. In an announcement on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building, Paxton and a gathering of attorneys general said that the focus of the investigation would be on Google’s advertising practices, but that…

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