In some ways, a space rocket and a passenger aircraft fly much the same. But there is one big reason we can’t just take an aircraft into space.
A crowd greets Sen. John F. Kennedy at Logan Airport in Boston on July 17, 1960, after he became the Democratic nominee for president.
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Though air travel has boosted presidential campaigns for decades, the 2020 pandemic has underlined the importance of aircraft as the quickest and safest way to campaign.
Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More ‘microbiology literacy’ is needed among the general public for this to improve.
A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
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The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we’d want to make it any longer.
No problem, I can talk….
Phones’ functions go far beyond making calls these days. Here’s the basics on why you can use some features and not others – and why planes may someday soon be filled with passengers yakking on phones.