SVE NEWS & NASA.GOV Sharing Series — NASA Selects Nine Technologies for Commercial Flight Tests

High-altitude balloons are one type of suborbital test vehicle available to researchers through commercial providers with support from NASA TechFlights. Credits: SpaceWorks Enterprises Flight Opportunities-supported researcher Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul prepares her payload ahead of its flight aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo


SVE NEWS & SPACE.COM Sharing Series — World’s largest plane, Stratolaunch’s Roc, aces 2nd captive-carry test flight

Roc carried a prototype of Satolaunch’s planned air-launched Talon hypersonic vehicle on Friday’s flight (Jan. 13). Stratolaunch’s Roc launch platform carries the Talon-A separation test vehicle during its second captive-carry flight on Jan. 13, 2023. (Image credit: Gauntlet Aerospace/Christian Turner )