Space Plane

When Will Supersonic Air Travel Return?

“I feel the need: The need for speed.” If you recognize this quote, then you were likely weaned on a steady diet of 1980s Tom Cruise blockbusters. Or maybe you’re just a big fan of Scientology. Either way, you might be interested – or maybe traumatized – to learn that a sequel to Top Gun […]

What are the Space Planes of the Future?

The announcement earlier this year that the United States would field a sixth military branch, dubbed Space Force, immediately conjured to mind sci-fi dynasties like Buck Rogers or Battlestar Galactica, where hotshot pilots maneuver sporty-looking spaceships against various alien baddies. Unfortunately, if the Earth was attacked tomorrow by intelligent giant insects flying super-fast ships that […]