Virgin to use spacecraft for planetary transport?

Virgin Galactic is thinking ahead, although they are yet to run a commercial flight. If their spacecraft works out and the economics are there, then it may be possible to shuttle passengers on long hauls across the planet in much less time. Think Britain to Australia in 2.5 hours. That would be as big a… Continue reading Virgin to use spacecraft for planetary transport?

Don’t call it a Flying Car. Could be real next year

MIT-originated aeronautics-cum-auto company Terrafugia is working on a small plane that is also street-legal. The most notable thing is that it could become available to regular consumers by the end of 2009. The product, called the Transition (pictured), has 10ft wide wings that can fold up. It will cost just under $200k and run on… Continue reading Don’t call it a Flying Car. Could be real next year