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Car maker Opel’s 1929 publicity stunt to fly world’s first rocket-powered aircraft

In 1929 a German car manufacturer, a brilliant aircraft designer and a rocket pioneer together created and flew the world’s first rocket-powered aircraft

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First flight of the Bell X-1

On this day January 19, 1946 the Bell X-1 made its first flight…

Airbus unveils secretive LOUT UAV

Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled its Low Observable UAV Testbed (LOUT), a secretive programme which has been in development since 2007.