The Perseid meteor shower gave skywatchers a treat this past week as thousands of meteors shot across the sky including this one over Spruce Knob, West Virginia.
According to NASA, the Perseids show up every year in August when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet.
Records are meant to be broken and recently in a China another one fell as the Ever Win Company became the owner of the Guinness World Record for Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously.
The record was broken by an army of 1007 robots all named QRC-2. The previous record was set in April by a Chinese company who had only used 540 dancing robots.
The company said that the all robots were operated by one single smartphone and that the event was done to publicize their advancement in encryption technology which they say reduces interference from Bluetooth and wireless devices.
The Boeing 737 MAX made its public debut last week at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in and aviation enthusiasts were pretty excited.
Featuring cutting edge turbofan engines and a redesigned wing to support the extra weight, the 737 MAX is said to burn up to 20 percent less fuel than previous models the more efficient turbofans create enough thrust to allow the craft to pull off some pretty incredible moves, most of which will probably not be used during a commercial flight.
The 737 MAX is slated to begin service in 2017 with Southwest Airlines.
Check out this amazing 360-degree view from inside the cockpit of airshow pilot Matt Chapman at his first performance of the EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016 fly-in convention.
His plane, the Embry-Riddle Eagle II, is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane.
Learn more about the plane and Matt Chapman at his website.
It was 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969 when NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong prepared to become the first human to step foot on another world.
With the world watching, Armstrong climbed down the ladder of Apollo 11 onto the surface of the moon and uttered the most famous words in space history: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins would splash down in Hawaii four days later. The only things they would leave behind would be an American flag, a patch honoring the crew of the fallen Apollo 1 and a plaque that read: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."
While the dark dunes found on the surface of mars might look like a message sent from an alien in Morse code, they are actually created by an influence of wind and local topography. The image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Bell Helicopter gave its new 412EPI helicopter a tough test recently near Mount Everest in Nepal demonstrating takeoffs and landings at 15,200 feet and hovering in ground effect at nearly 18,000 feet density altitude, then climbing nearly 20,000 feet in the new 14-passenger craft.
“The Bell 412EPI received praise for its smooth ride, maneuverability and increased performance in high altitudes, proving that our products are built to perform in the highest terrain on the planet,” said Sameer Rehman, Bell’s managing director, Asia Pacific.
The folks at NASA have designed a computer program that will enable them to hear the sound profiles of their planned experimental aircraft in real-world scenarios.
According to NASA, this sample video is “an ‘auralization’ — a visual representation of a complex set of noise data and predictions — that shows the noise differences between one of today’s typical aircraft and a possible future hybrid wing body aircraft.”
Take a listen.