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NASA Names Astronauts for Space-X, Boeing Launches

Space X Launch Facility

NASA announced on Friday the assignments of the first nine astronauts riding commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station, naming five to the first two Boeing flights and four to SpaceX’s flights. The astronauts are a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program, which is the agency’s solution to once again launch U.S. astronauts …

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Mega Skyports Part of Uber Flying Taxi Future

Uber Flying Taxi Rendering

The architectural details of a new kind of transportation hub reveal a reshaped cityscape if passenger-carrying drones fill the air. The sci-fi dream of flying taxis is getting serious. Startups around the world are investigating this transformative mode of transportation. And for a sign that flying taxis have gone mainstream, look no …

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Boeing Invests in Drone Startup

Matternet drone over Zurich, Switzerland

Airplane maker Boeing said Tuesday it is investing in California drone startup Matternet, to develop vehicles for the drone air cargo business. “Matternet’s technology and proven track record make the development of a safe, global autonomous air mobility system a near-term reality,” Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures …

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Watch: YouTube Guy Makes Test Flight in Flying Car

Kitty Hawk Flyer

Disruptor Watch: The Kitty Hawk flying machine has been on more than 1,000 test flights, but this week it got a little extra attention as the company handed the controls to YouTuber Casey Neistat. The Flyer, is not yet available for purchase because an invite-only group of “founders” gets first …

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