Airbus Unveils Adeline, Their Answer To SpaceX And Reusable Rockets

SpaceX has been capturing headlines all over the place (including here on Techaeris) with their attempts at reusing the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket. The idea is to lower the cost of space launches by reusing at least parts of the rockets needed to launch people/experiments/etc. into orbit. It seems that SpaceX isn’t … Read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 Will Attempt “Improbable” Landing

We’re big fans of Elon Musk and SpaceX here at Techaeris.  We’ve followed the progress of their Falcon 9 reusable first stage rocket for quite some time.  From the addition of individually controlled fins to their soft launch in the Atlantic Ocean, the SpaceX Falcon 9 has truly been an engineering marvel.  SpaceX is looking to add … Read more

Elon Musk Wants Vertical Takeoff For Commercial Airplanes


Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about the variety of projects he has going on including Tesla and SpaceX. During that interview Elon mentions vertical take off of commercial airplanes. Here’s what he said courtesy of Business Insider, the video follows after the break. Business Insider transcription Aircraft should be vertical takeoff … Read more