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Munich to Alexander: all systems go

An atmosphere of rising excitement can be sensed in the control centre: everything is ready for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's voyage to the International Space Station blasting off next Wednesday.

May 26, 2014
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Smoke in tower forces halt to all Chicago flights

Smoke inside a regional radar facility has forced a halt Tuesday to all incoming and outgoing flights at both of Chicago's airports, shutting down one of the nation's most important aviation crossroads.

May 13, 2014
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Aircraft tracking changes mulled after MH370 mystery

Tracking aircraft by satellite, cloud storage of black box data and other technological innovations are being considered by aviation officials in the wake of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's disappearance.

May 13, 2014
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Staying on task in the automated cockpit

Automation in the cockpit is traditionally believed to free pilots' attention from mundane flight tasks and allow them to focus on the big picture or prepare for any unexpected events during flight. However, ...

May 06, 2014
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Computer glitch disrupts US flights

A computer glitch at a California air traffic control center disrupted flights in the United States for about an hour Wednesday, authorities said.

May 01, 2014
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Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

(Phys.org) —After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites demonstrating space flight at its simplest have launched into orbit and are now circling Earth.

Apr 25, 2014
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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology. The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three ...

Mar 28, 2014
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