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Awesome New Solar Plane - Falcon

  Falcon Solar Concept Under Development in Hungary                                                                                                                             Source:  Lasky Design Global Quest For Sustainable, Zero-Emissions Solar Planes There is a global quest to develop solar-powered, zero-emissions, sustainable passenger planes.  One of the most promising and fascinating concepts of this decade is Falcon Solar being developed in Hungary.  The aircraft is shaped like a falcon to capture the bird's agile aerodynamics in flight.  The designer, Laszlo Nemeth of Lasky Design in Budapest, Hungary is inspired by the aerodynamic lessons to be learned from powerful birds of prey, like the falcon, in flight.  That belief in inspiration from Nature provided the genesis of Nemeth's remarkably innovative, solar-powered, electric passenger plane concept.  Nemeth believes that technology is sufficient to allow us to fly on solar power and that solar passenger planes "

Important Innovations Collection: Catching Rockets in Flight

Germany Leads International R&D on Reusable Rockets Source:  DLR Model of Reusable Rocket System FALcon - Catching Rockets in Flight An international consortium from six European Union countries have just launched R&D for reusable space rockets. The program is called FALcon. The effort is being spearheaded by Germany's space agency DLR.  The system includes a chase aircraft that follows the rocket after liftoff and catches rocket stages on descent.  The plane tows the booster to a landing area and releases it so it can glide to earth.  The project starts with a three year study.  For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Catching Rockets in Flight : Germany Spearheads Reusable Rocket Concept Source:  DLR Model  FALcon Project Six international European Union partners are worki...