Business Insider reports that in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines has some bad news for its pilots. Next week, the airliner intends to tell over 2,500 of its pilots it may have to put them on furlough. Delta's SVP of flight operations, John Laughter, reportedly said in a memo that Delta has too many pilots given the low level of demand for flights. The airline has a total of over 14,000 pilots.
U.S. airlines are allowing people to China for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started. According to Business Insider, Delta operates its first flight to China after shutting them down in February. The airline plans to have a twice-weekly service to China using Airbus A350 jets. Soon after Delta’s flight, United announced it would have its first flight to China on July 8, 2020.
If you've ever wondered what space smells like, you're not alone. According to Gizmodo, plenty of people are curious about what kind of scent may be out there. As od Sunday, a Kickstarter has received more than $321,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume that smells like space. The campaign’s organizers say NASA designed the perfume decades ago for training purposes. "Eau de Space"’ has been a closely guarded NASA secret, but the Kickstarter organizers have acquired the recipe.
Would you travel to the edge of space in a giant balloon? A Florida-based company wants to do exactly that with adventurous travellers. Space Perspective plans to provide rides with eight passengers and a flight crew in a pressurised capsule suspended beneath a hydrogen-filled balloon the size of a football stadium. Passengers will embark on a six-hour journey to the edge of space and back, where only 20 people have been before. Each passenger could pay an estimated $125,000 for the trip. The balloon design is derived from technology that NASA has used for decades for flying large research telescopes. Next year, Space Perspective plans to complete an unmanned test flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Delta Completes Fifth Annual All-Female Flight In celebration of International Girls in Aviation Day, Delta recently took to the skies with a flight exclusively orchestrated by women. That includes the..