The new class of RAF pilots who will remain firmly on the ground

New class of RAF pilots who will stay firmly on the ground and control unmanned vehicles from thousands of miles away | UPDATED: 16:59 GMT, 15 December 2012 The Royal Air Force will create a new breed of a pilots – who may never have to fly into battle. The new class of air force personnel will remain firmly on the ground, and control unmanned aircraft remotely

Deep space fly-by: Incredible pictures taken by Chinese probe passing asteroid show giant rock 4.5 million miles from Earth

Deep space fly-by: Incredible pictures taken by Chinese probe passing asteroid show giant rock 4.5 million miles from Earth | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 15 December 2012 A Chinese spacecraft has carried out a deep space fly-by on an asteroid four and a half million miles away from the Earth. The Chang'e-2 probe successfully conducted the mission to scan the surface of the asteroid Toutatis. It happened on December 13 at 16.30om Beijing Time, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced today.

U.S. military sends mystery space drone back into orbit. . .but they STILL won"t tell anyone what its mission will be

U.S. military sends mystery space drone back into orbit – but they STILL won't tell anyone what its mission will beBoeing's secretive X-37B space plane was launched into space on its third mission this afternoon from Cape Canaveral in Florida The $1 billion unmanned craft is on a classified mission which the U.S.

X-47B "stealth drone" hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraft

U.S. Navy 'stealth drone' takes to the sea for tests: The autonomous X-47B is hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraftThe drone will be the first to be piloted entirely by artificial intelligenceTests hope to prove it can take off and land from an aircraft carrierIt has a claimed range of 2,000 miles and flight time of six hours | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 29 November 2012 A stealth drone set to be the world's first unmanned, robot aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence rather than a remote human operator has taken to the sea for tests.