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DYK: Space Travel Is Now a Reality!

We are finally entering the new realm of space travel. 11th July 2021 marked the first step towards suborbital space travel for civilians with the first fully crewed space flight by Virgin Galactic. Sir Richard Branson with two pilots, Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, and three Galactic employees – Beth Moses, Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla entered the space in a rocket-powered spacecraft. All about Mission Unity 22! Mission Unity 22′ VSS Unity (Virgin Spaceship) took off from New Mexico’s […]

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A fully vaccinated crew? Here’s what this airline is up to!

COVID-19 pandemic changed the definition of airline travel drastically. For airlines, 2020 was about repatriation, cargo flights and supply of essential goods. But slowly, things are ready to move to the next step by easing some travel restrictions. We all have been paranoid about the virus! From compulsory RT-PCR tests to seven days quarantine and a bunch of restrictions for safe travel, we are getting accustomed to the new normal. 2021 is seeing the introduction of vaccination drives across different […]

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Why Boeing 737s have different winglet options?

Have you seen those things on the wing tip of an aircraft like the Boeing 737, Airbus A320 etc., that pops straight up or looks curved upwards? Ever wondered what they are and what’s the purpose of having them? They are called Wingtip Devices (a.k.a. Winglets/Sharklets). What are Winglets? Winglets are curved shaped metal wingtips. They are the vertical expansion of the wings. In aviation, longer the wingspan, lower the induced drag! But every aircraft cannot have a huge wingspan […]