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NASA says it will set a new Ingenuity flight date next week, software update needed on Mars helicopter

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In a release, the agency said that the Ingenuity team had identified a software solution for the "command sequence issue" first discovered on Friday, April, 9, during one of its last rotor tests -- a "high-speed spin...

Ashton Kutcher reveals how Mila Kunis talked him out of joining next Virgin Galactic space flight

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Kutcher had a ticket to fly to space aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic ship, but Kunis advised it might not be a "smart family decision." "When I got married and had kids, my wife basically encouraged that it...

William Shatner shares profound words after successful Blue Origin flight: ‘I hope I never recover from this’

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The 90-year-old actor joined Blue Origin Vice President of New Shepard Mission and Flight Operations Audrey Powers as well as Dr. Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries as they blasted off on the aerospace company’s lates...

Houston-bound United flight diverted over ‘mechanical issue’; ‘Everyone was terrified,’ passenger says

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Flight 2425 departed John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California when the unspecified issue prompted the landing, the airline said.  "United flight 2425 from Orange County, California to Houston diverted to Austin ou...

US condemns Belarus regime over ‘shocking act’ to divert commercial flight

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The Mig-29 fighters were thought to be responding to a bomb threat, but no bomb was ever found. The opposition figure was arrested in Minsk. Critics said the move was tantamount to a government-sanctioned hijacking. ...

Woman says flight attendant threatened to throw her off flight over outfit: ‘I’ve never felt more degraded’

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"Ive never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!" passenger Sierra Steadman captioned a TikTok video.  Steadman is seen in the TikTok video crying while wearing a mask and shaking...

Flight organizer sentenced over crash that killed football star Emiliano Sala

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David Henderson, who organized the flight that crashed and left football player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson dead, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for endangering the safety of the aircraft, Card...

Flight data suggests China Eastern plane deliberately crashed: WSJ report

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Hong Kong Black box data recovered from a China Eastern flight that crashed in March suggests someone in the cockpit intentionally downed the plane, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a preliminary assessment f...

Covid-19 won’t stop NORAD from tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve flight around the world

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The holidays are going to be a little different this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but NORAD says it will be ready to track Santa Claus and his reindeer as they make their annual flight. US Postal Servic...

The appeal of supersonic civilian flight after a year of no travel

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This was excerpted from the June 4 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. There were few sights more graceful tha...

Lauren Appell: Grateful on 9/11 to Flight 93 heroes – their sacrifice saved lives, mine included

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An entire nation was brought to its knees in grief, but also – for however briefly – we were all united in love for one another and in a steadfast resolve.    Two decades later that date is now solidified in our kids...

US charges Belarusian officials for diverting flight carrying dissident journalist

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United States federal prosecutors charged four Belarus officials with piracy-related charges for diverting a RyanAir airplane mid-flight last year to arrest a journalist critical of the government. Leonid Churo, th...

NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter makes history with first powered, controlled flight on another planet

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The whole flight in the Jezero Crater flight zone was expected to last around 40 seconds, with Ingenuity lifting off and climbing at a rate of 3 feet per second, rotating, taking images with a 13-megapixel camera and...

Texas House speaker wants Dems back from DC, charters flight for them

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"I am demanding all of our colleagues in D.C. to contact my staff immediately in order to secure their seat on the plane and return to Austin in order to do the state's business," Speaker Dade Phelan said in a statem...

William Shatner talks difference between space simulators and reality, the physical toll flight took at age 90

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The 90-year-old actor joined Blue Origin Vice President of New Shepard Mission and Flight Operations Audrey Powers as well as Dr. Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries as they blasted off on the aerospace company’s lates...

Auburn’s Jabari Smith takes flight for epic poster dunk

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"Driving in and goodnight," CBS Sports play-by-play man Jim Nantz said, as the freshman forward showed off his freakish athleticism, posterizing a Jacksonville State defender hanging out below the rim. CLICK HERE FOR...