Author Ben Sampson

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Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and now editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry. In the last 16 years he has written on subjects from nuclear submarines and autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies and commercial aviation. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team.

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Virgin achieves spaceflight firsts

Virgin Galactic’s Unity spacecraft has conducted its fifth powered test flight and the second space flight of its test flight program

A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refueling

A400M completes air-to-air refuelling tests

Airbus’s A400M military airlifter has taken a vital step towards its certification for air-to-air refueling operations as a tanker after the completion of a set of refueling test flights with its Cargo Hold Tanks. 

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Stratospheric drone reaches new heights

A new type of unmanned drone which is launched by balloon into the stratosphere has successfully reached an altitude of 82,000ft during test flights in Europe

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