Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21 Posted (13 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 7566 times:
We're sure coming on strong to the second century mark of powered flight.
*Do you think anything will change for the better?
*About when do you see these changes?
*What are you doing by then?
*How about which country is likely to be/stay on top?
*How long will NASA focus on space?
(to me it isn't the last frontier.)
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
Ziggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 7549 times:
I've read articles that various aero-space companies including NASA are trying to create and make supersonic flights more of an everyday practicality. Their working with designs on how to either silence the sonic boom (the major concern) and other technical problems I not to sure how to explain. I have heard that Boeing is working on the new 787. Their toying with the idea of a flying wing (like the B2) for commerical use. Their shooting for an 800 PAX capacity with the range of or greater than the up-to-date 747. But these are only near projects for our planet. I have a slight wonder if sooner or later that commerial space flight to and from the Moon or Mars might be a reality.
Ajax From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7521 times:
Do you have any info about the 787 project? I've seen some tech studies, i.e about cruciform planforms which are likely to be used, but nothing detailed about the plane. It's supposed to be a transsonic plane, right? Heard something about M0.98 cruise speed...