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As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place

As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place As the search enters its final phases, the engineering team behind the operation has admitted it may have been looking in the wrong place all along.Without direct communication from the aircraft or its flight data recorder, the search team had to make a series of assumptions about the aircraft’s final hours.

Boeing may kill the 747 as widebody aircraft fall from favor; Airbus A380 also at risk

Boeing may kill the 747 as widebody aircraft fall from favor; Airbus A380 also at risk When Boeing introduced the 747, the four-engine jet quickly became an icon of modern air travel.Now, with orders falling, Boeing is considering halting production on one of the most successful and long-lived jet families in history.

Canadian flight investigator claims MH370 flew, not fell, into the Indian Ocean

Canadian flight investigator claims MH370 flew, not fell, into the Indian Ocean As the search for MH370 enters its final phase, investigators have been considering alternative explanations for the plane’s final hours.That’s significant because it implies that high-speed water erosion tore the flaperon off the aircraft rather than immediate, blunt-force impact.

NASA delays Orion crew module to 2015, three years after original target

NASA delays Orion crew module to 2015, three years after original target The source of the problem seems to be in coordination with the corporate partners that are the program’s target, most notably Boeing and SpaceX.Note that this report was produced before Thursday’s explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral.

This week in space: Boeing challenges Musk, Bezos to a ‘Mars-off’ while SpaceX investigates destroyed rocket

This week in space: Boeing challenges Musk, Bezos to a ‘Mars-off’ while SpaceX investigates destroyed rocket “Today, we’re likely going to lose the New Shepard booster,” Ariane Cornell had said on the Blue Origin webcast a bit before liftoff.” She explained that the whole rocket is bristling with accelerometers, which let investigators find out exactly where in the rocket the disturbance began.

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s Kennedy’s words galvanized the nation and dropped a money bomb on NASA, which realized his vision in 1969.According to President Obama in his new op-ed for CNN, the next frontier is Mars, and we should make a concerted national effort to put men on Mars “by the 2030s.

Investigators conclude MH 370 plunged into the ocean, out of control, rather than landing in a smooth descent

Investigators conclude MH 370 plunged into the ocean, out of control, rather than landing in a smooth descent For the past six months, we’ve gotten conflicting information from different experts about what most likely happened during MH 370’s final hours.The board bases this conclusion on an analysis of the Burst Frequent Offset (BFO) data recorded by the orbiting Inmarsat satellite.

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope

Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA's flying telescope Originally designed as a Boeing 747SP widebody, the SOFIA aircraft was built on a modified 747 airframe with a stripped-down fuselage, to save weight on the ultra-long flights for which it was developed.While it flies as SOFIA for NASA under the call sign NASA747, originally the aircraft first flew regular passenger service with Pan Am.

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.

Here are Boeing's new slim, touchscreen-friendly spacesuits

Here are Boeing's new slim, touchscreen-friendly spacesuits The company unveiled a new line of spacesuits this week to pair with its Starliner spacecraft, designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station.At 20 pounds, it weighs 40 percent less than NASA's current spacesuits, has touchscreen-friendly gloves, strategically placed zippers, and a soft helmet with a wide visor for better peripheral viewing.

This week in space: Boeing, SpaceX, and tiny satellites

This week in space: Boeing, SpaceX, and tiny satellites Just this week Boeing showcased a new line of sleek spacesuits made to go with its Starliner spacecraft, designed to take astronauts to the ISS.The new suits will be for takeoff, ascent, and re-entry, and they’re in Boeing’s signature shade of blue.

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions Russia recently decided to lower its ISS crew complement from three to two cosmonauts, which freed up some spots.In the event these spacecraft are not ready by 2019, NASA will have those three extra seats available for purchase.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise. That's the broad theme of a Google.org-backed robotics exhibit coming soon to Chicago.

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight

China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight The country's aerospace industry has only recently started to make its own large passenger jets.3 million users on China's Weibo social network tuned into the official livestream of the flight.