Jet Fuel Made From Air, Sunlight and Water Vapor

Jet fuel is a large driver of climate change but finding sustainable alternatives has proven difficult since many are less efficient when it comes to long-distance aviation. This is why scientists are hopeful about a new jet fuel that uses air, sunlight and water vapor to make a solar-based, carbon-neutral kerosene (the fuel preferred in aviation). Scientists positioned 169 sun-tracking mirrors that reflect radiation into …

NASA Begins Working on the Concorde Jet’s Successor

NASA has hired aerospace company Lockheed Martin to design a “low-boom” supersonic passenger plane that could become the successor to the famous Concorde jet. The “low-boom” specification of the design would require it to break the sound barrier with a “soft thump” rather than the boisterous boom supersonic flight is known for. It will be the first X-plane in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative. Read …

Passport to the World

Since 1962 luxury travel experience company Abercrombie & Kent has led adventure-prone individuals on expeditions, safaris and cruises around the world. And for their latest trip, A&K has teamed up with Flexjet for a trip around the world, literally. You and a select group of friends or family will experience seven landmark destinations—from a traditional tea ceremony in Tokyo to a private tour of Le …