Science & Technology

St. Louis Inspires Aviation Innovationi
X
February 03, 2014 5:56 PM
For nearly a century, entrepreneurs in the midwestern U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri have reached for the sky. They have backed two of the world’s most famous flying contests: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in the 1920s and the 1996 XPRIZE, which led to the world’s first private reusable manned spacecraft. Shelley Schlender reports.

St. Louis Inspires Aviation Innovation

Published February 03, 2014

For nearly a century, entrepreneurs in the midwestern U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri have reached for the sky. They have backed two of the world’s most famous flying contests: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in the 1920s and the 1996 XPRIZE, which led to the world’s first private reusable manned spacecraft. Shelley Schlender reports.


You May Like

Video Experts Warn World Losing Ebola Fight

Doctors Without Borders says world is losing battle against Ebola, unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams More

Video Experts: Rise of Islamic State Significant Development in Jihadism

Many analysts contend the group - which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq - has been rebuilding for years More

US-Based Hong Kongers Pledge Support for Pro-Democracy Activists

Democracy advocates call on Chinese living abroad to join them in opposing new election rules for their home territory More