Seventeen companies have signed Space Act Agreements with NASA to participate in the agency’s first Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge, a series of technology demonstrations meant to test the readiness of vehicles and systems intended for use in low-altitude, urban
Feb 29 (Leap day, of course) saw the finals of the GoFly Prize, a competition primarily sponsored by Boeing to produce small VTOL vehicles for personal flight. The rules required a fairly small form factor (8’ sphere, roughly) and a
“Point to point air travel will begin to be adopted as early as 2025.” NASA and a clutch of startup and established companies are moving forward with plans to transform mobility in urban environments through the Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge.
The first hover flight (tethered) of the Zero took place Wednesday August 14th at 10:05PM. We will be following up with videos of flight testing in the coming month. Stay tuned!