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Falcon 9 Takes Flight in NASA’s SpaceX CRS-30 Resupply Mission to ISS

By NASA March 22, 2024A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars upward after its liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 4:55 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 21, on the company’s 30th Commercial Resupply Services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. The spacecraft is expected to spend about a month attached to the orbiting outpost before it returns to Earth with research and return cargo, splashing down off the coast of Florida. Credit: NASA/Glenn BensonA SpaceX…

SpaceX launches most powerful rocket ever built on third test flight from…

SpaceX's mega-rocket blasted off on another test flight, aiming to make it halfway around the world this time. SpaceX's mega-rocket blasted off on another test flight Thursday, aiming to make it halfway around the world this time. The first two flights last year lasted mere minutes before blowing up over the Gulf of Mexico.Starship, the biggest and most powerful rocket ever built, soared from the southern tip of Texas near the Mexican border and headed out over the gulf. No people or satellites were on board. The rocket…

FLY91 Begins Commercial Operations, First Flight Takes Off From Mopa

Last Updated: March 19, 2024, 12:00 ISTFLY91 Begins Commercial Operations, First Flight Takes Off From Mopa.FLY91 launches operations with Goa-Bengaluru flights at Rs 1,991 fare. Plans expansion to connect major cities under UDAN scheme.FLY91, a Goa-based airline, kicked off its commercial operations with a flight from Goa to Bengaluru on Monday.Departing from Goa’s Manohar International Airport at 07.55 am, the airline marked its debut journey to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Furthermore, FLY91 also…

Hummingbirds Control Their Flight with a Newfound Mechanism

Hummingbirds Control Their Flight with a Newfound MechanismWhen zooming forward, hummingbirds rely on a unique internal “cruise control”By Ellyn LapointeHummingbird hovering in flight. Credit: Kenneth Lui/Getty ImagesHummingbirds are the Olympic gymnasts of the avian world. They zip around at remarkable speeds, hover in place and fly in all directions, including backward and while upside down. They can even perform flips.To achieve such agility, hummingbirds use distinct modes of visual processing to control different…

Mumbai Airport to Handle 8 Percent More Weekly Flight Movements in Summer Schedule

The airport is operated by the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL). The latter is managed by the Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL). (Getty)With over 6,657 movements weekly, there will be an observed hike of over 8 per cent in weekly flight operations in 2024 compared to 2023,” a release said on TuesdayWeekly flight movements at the Mumbai airport will be eight per cent higher at 6,657 during the summer schedule starting from March 31. The summer schedule will be from March 31 to October 26.Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj…

SpaceX Starship rocket flies milestone third test flight

SpaceX launched the third test flight of its Starship rocket on Thursday and reached space, as the company pushed development of the mammoth vehicle past new milestones.Elon Musk's company launched Starship at about 9:25 a.m. ET from its Starbase facility near Boca Chica, Texas.The rocket flew further than previous tests, with the flight lasting about an hour before Starship broke up above the Indian Ocean. The company noted that the vehicle did not splash down in the water, which was the intended ending of the flight."We…

Exclusive: From West Bengal to Hollywood-Marvel connections, Sapiens director Junayed Alavi’s Sci-fi dreams take flight | Hollywood

On his way to birthing his debut feature film Sapiens, West India-based indie filmmaker Junayed Alavi has grounded his longtime-coming magnum opus in experimental layers of sci-fi and realism. Having crossed paths with Marvel Studios' Moon Knight and Werewolf by Night producer Peter Cameron for an equally genre-defying horror short, Hunger (screened at Festival del Cinema di Cefalu in Italy in 2023), Alavi is once again teaming up with Hollywood connections to make his dreams come true. His arduous journey from a lower…

“I Was Hanging On For Dear Life”: Passenger Describes “Terrifying” Experience Aboard Flight 1282

Cuong Tran, a man who was aboard the Alaska Airlines plane that lost a door mid-flight, has recently recounted his terrifying experience on the Boeing aircraft.On January 5, 2024, an Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California, had to do an emergency landing due to an uncontrolled decompression 16,000 ft above Portland. Highlights Passenger Cuong Tran recounted his "terrifying" experience aboard the Alaska Airlines plane that lost a door mid-flight. The incident was caused by missing…

Two Women Left “Traumatized” After Being Kicked Off Flight Amid Claims Of Size Discrimination

Two “traumatized” women were removed from an Air New Zealand flight amid claims of discrimination due to their size. They are now seeking compensation.A woman named Angel Harding complained about her treatment by a flight attendant after she boarded a plane from Napier to Auckland, New Zealand, last Friday (March 15).The aircraft had reversed its direction on the taxiway after the plane had already begun moving toward the runway for takeoff.Subsequently, all passengers were required to disembark and leave the plane.…

United CEO tries to reassure customers after string of flight problems

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby speaking in Chicago on June 5, 2019.Kamil Krzaczynski | ReutersUnited Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Monday sought to reassure customers about the carrier's safety after a series of flight problems in recent weeks.In one incident this month, a tire fell from one of the carrier's Japan-bound Boeing 777s shortly after takeoff, damaging cars in a San Francisco airport parking lot. In another, a missing panel from the plane was discovered after the older Boeing 737 landed in Oregon on…