NASA's plans for electric planes take flight

Madeleine Cuff
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NASA's plans for electric planes take flight

Space agency unveils new research programme to build experimental hybrid electric aeroplane nicknamed 'Maxwell'

US space agency NASA is hoping to power a new era of low-carbon aviation by developing a hybrid electric plane - the latest addition to its futuristic 'X-planes' series. NASA announced on Friday plans...

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