Tuesday, 23 September 2014



MIT team developing shrink wrap spacesuits

19 Sep 2014

Future spacesuits could be made of lightweight stretchy material that shrinks to fit astronauts’ bodies, according to US researchers developing such technology.


Europe unveils asteroid-spotting 'fly's eye' telescope

15 Sep 2014

A new modular telescope design could make scanning the sky for near-Earth objects cheaper.


An Airbus A350 wing being assembled at the firm's Broughton plant

Opportunities in the aero industry supply chain

22 Jul 2014 | By Julia Pierce

The UK aerospace industry’s rich and varied supply chain offers a host of exciting and rewarding career opportunities


Accelerate Aerospace Innovation

Estuary airport

Political posturing couldn't save Boris Island

3 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The Thames Estuary airport was one of Boris Johnson’s pet projects, but realistically he could only cheerlead and the odds were always stacked against it.

Poll: Boris Island

2 Sep 2014

With plans for “Boris Island” sunk, what is your preferred option for airport expansion in the Southeast?


The firing of the first test missile from trials ship HMS Girdle Ness

​This week in 1959: A rare sighting of the Seaslug

19 Feb 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer gets its first look at the The Armstrong-Whitworth “Seaslug”, the UK Navy’s first guided surface to air missile

The Meteor set a world speed record of 606mph in November 1945

January 1946: waiting in the wings

8 Jan 2014 | By Jon Excell

Experimental jet-propelled aircraft were at an advanced stage of developement in the early 1940s but failed to have an impact on the outcome of the war

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