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LIVE VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls to Launch Pad While Endeavour Makes Late Night Landing

Posted May 31, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Watch live video of Space Shuttle Atlantis being rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the last time and Space Shuttle Endeavour landing in the wee hours.

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Germany’s Merkel Unexpectedly Banned from Iran Airspace Enroute to India

Posted May 31, 2011 by BNO News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s flight was delayed by several hours early Tuesday morning after the Iranian government decided at the last moment to deny permission for the aircraft to fly through its airspace, reports said.






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Ash from Russian Volcano Forces Flight Reroutes

Posted May 31, 2011 by BNO News

Ash clouds coming from an active volcano in Russia’s far east has forced authorities there to reroute a number of international flights, officials said on Tuesday. No flights have so far been canceled.






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Initial Air France Flight 447 Black Box Info Raises More Questions Than Answers: Pilot

Posted May 31, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Pilot/columnist Justin Schlechter examines what might have happened in the cockpit over the Atlantic on June 1st, 2009.






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Delta MD-80 Catches Fire After Hard Landing in Atlanta

Posted May 28, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Delta Air Lines flight 2284 arriving from Pittsburgh, caught fire in Atlanta after a hard landing Saturday afternoon.






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NASA Plans Asteroid Mission in 2016

Posted May 28, 2011 by BNO News

NASA on Wednesday said it is eying deep space exploration and will begin with a mission in 2016 that will take samples from a distant asteroid back to Earth.






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Small Plane Crash in Alaska Kills Five

Posted May 28, 2011 by BNO News

All five passengers a board a small plane died after the aircraft crashed on railroad tracks in the southern region of the state of Alaska, local authorities said Friday.






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BAE Systems Sells Aircraft Leasing Arm

Posted May 27, 2011 by BNO News

BAE Systems on Thursday announced the sale of its BAE Asset Management regional aircraft leasing company for $187 million to Fortress Investment Group.






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All European Airspace Reopened as Volcanic Ash Cloud Subsides

Posted May 26, 2011 by BNO News

The European travel chaos as a result of volcanic ash from a volcano in Iceland came to an end on Thursday as all affected airspace was re-opened.






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Plane Crashes in Western North Carolina Mountains

Posted May 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Beechcraft Baron crashed in a mountainous area of North Carolina Wednesday afternoon according to the FAA. The number of passengers and their condition were not immediately known.






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