NEWS Second SpaceShipTwo spaceplane unveiled

Virgin Galactic owned by Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, unveiled its newly completed SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, during a ceremony attended by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, and partners on Friday. Based on the smaller 2004 X-PRIZE winning SpaceShipOne designed by Burt Rutan, SpaceShipTwo is designed to take a crew of two…

NEWS Royal Air Force Typhoons scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers heading to UK airspace

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence has said that RAF Typhoons have been scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards UK airspace. The typhoons were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire following the security alert. Spokesperson: “situation on-going and this is not uncommon: BBC News says the UK’s airspace extends 12 miles from the UK coastline.…

NEWS 2015: zero fatalities from the crash of a passenger jetliner attributed to pilot error

The latest airline-safety statistics show that for all of 2015, not a single passenger died from a jetliner accident anywhere in the world. Capping years of unprecedented improvements in overall commercial-aviation crash rates, data released Monday by the airline industry’s leading international trade association show what had been considered an unreachable goal: zero fatalities from…