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Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year’s weekend

Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year's weekend

Passengers at the Miami International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC U.S. travel hit a new pandemic high, surging from holiday demand despite new Covid-19 infection levels. More than 1.3 million people passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports on Sunday, 55% of the 2.4 million people TSA screened …

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Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airplane takes off on a test flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, on December 2, 2020. Cooper Neill | AFP | Getty Images MIAMI — American Airlines on Tuesday is set to operate the first U.S. commercial flight of Boeing’s 737 …

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Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Airline stocks slipped Monday as a highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 found in the U.K. and South Africa prompted travel restrictions by …

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Palo Alto Networks CEO on the suspected Russian cyberattack

Palo Alto Networks CEO on the suspected Russian cyberattack

Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora told CNBC on Friday that every business and federal agency needs to take stock of their network security in the wake of the suspected Russian massive cyberattack. The security executive’s comments follow the revelation that federal agencies, reportedly including the one overseeing the nation’s nuclear …

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AST & Science going public through SPAC at $1.8 billion valuation

AST & Science going public through SPAC at $1.8 billion valuation

AST’s corporate headquarters and high-volume manufacturing facility in Midland, Texas AST & Science Special purpose acquisition company New Providence will take next-generation satellite broadband specialist AST & Science public through a SPAC deal that gives the space company an equity value of $1.8 billion, the firm announced Wednesday. AST will …

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Astra Rocket 3.2 reaches space after launch from Alaska

Astra Rocket 3.2 reaches space after launch from Alaska

Astra launches Rocket 3.1 from Kodiak, Alaska on Sept. 12, 2020. John Kraus | Astra San Francisco-area startup Astra became the latest U.S. rocket builder to reach space on Tuesday, with the successful launch of its Rocket 3.2 vehicle from Kodiak, Alaska. The rocket came just shy of reaching orbit, with …

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United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United is the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations and several other teams at United. On behalf of Pfizer, United operated five cargo-only flights in early December delivering COVID-19 vaccines from …

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Virgin Galactic SPCE stock drops after aborted spaceflight test

Virgin Galactic SPCE stock drops after aborted spaceflight test

SpaceShipTwo “Unity” on the runway after an aborted spaceflight test on Dec. 12, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic’s stock fell in premarket trading on Monday after the space tourism company cut short its latest spaceflight test mid-launch on Saturday due to an engine ignition issue. “The flight did not reach …

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How and when will I get it?

How and when will I get it?

The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants …

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Virgin Galactic aborts spaceflight attempt in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic aborts spaceflight attempt in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic’s carrier aircraft releases its spacecraft Unity during a glide flight test. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic confirmed its latest spaceflight test was cut short after its SpaceShipTwo vehicle “Unity” attempted to launch above New Mexico on Saturday. While no passengers were on board, Unity was piloted by CJ Sturckow …

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Uber sells its flying taxi business to Joby Aviation

Uber sells its flying taxi business to Joby Aviation

Joby air taxi eVTOL demonstrator. After more than six years of secret development, Joby Aviation lifts the lid on its innovative eVTOL air taxi program. Source: Joby Aviation The air taxi business is at least a couple of years from taking off, but it’s already seeing consolidation among start-ups. California-based …

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Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked at the company’s production facility on November 18, 2020 in Renton, Washington. David Ryder | Getty Images Boeing on Tuesday said it logged more cancellations than orders for its 737 Max plane last month, just as carriers are preparing to return the jets to …

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American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters American Airlines will start offering travelers $129 at-home Covid-19 tests, results that can help them avoid quarantines as long as two weeks. The initiative, which starts Wednesday for travel …

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SpaceX Starlink wins nearly $900 million in FCC subsidies auction

SpaceX Starlink wins nearly $900 million in FCC subsidies auction

SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites in orbit. SpaceX The Federal Communications Commission awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX with nearly $900 million worth of federal subsidies to support rural broadband customers through the company’s Starlink satellite internet network, the agency announced on Monday. SpaceX won $885.5 million in the FCC’s $9.2 billion …

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NASA will pay a company $1 to collect moon rocks

NASA will pay a company $1 to collect moon rocks

A photo of the moon taken by SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft in orbit. SpaceIL NASA will pay an amazingly low price – a dollar – to have a company make a single small collection of moon dirt on the agency’s behalf. Colorado-based start-up Lunar Outpost bid $1 and won a NASA …

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‘Highly confident’ SpaceX will land humans on Mars by 2026

'Highly confident' SpaceX will land humans on Mars by 2026

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Musk gave space fans an update Saturday evening on the status of “Starship,” the next-generation vehicle his …

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First ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

First 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

The Federal Aviation Administration said it supported the “first mass air shipment” of Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, as pharmaceutical companies and airlines prepare networks for broad distribution. United Airlines carried Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine from Brussels to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. Ahead of the …

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SpaceX’s Starship test flight may be as early as Wednesday

SpaceX's Starship test flight may be as early as Wednesday

BOCA CHICA, TX – SEPTEMBER 28: Space enthusiasts look at a prototype of SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft at the company’s Texas launch facility on September 28, 2019 in Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas. Loren Elliott | Getty Images News | Getty Images SpaceX may attempt the next test flight of its …

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Here’s what you should know

Here's what you should know

The Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft in the hangar ahead of the Crew-1 mission SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — SpaceX is set to make history once again this year, as Elon Musk’s space company prepares to launch the Crew-1 mission for NASA on Sunday evening. NASA and SpaceX completed the required …

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JetBlue to stop blocking seats on board in January

JetBlue to stop blocking seats on board in January

JetBlue planes at a gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Get ready to fight over the armrest again. JetBlue Airways on Thursday said it will sell all seats on its flights starting Jan. 8. It is the latest carrier …

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NASA certifies Elon Musk’s SpaceX to carry astronauts in Crew Dragon

NASA certifies Elon Musk's SpaceX to carry astronauts in Crew Dragon

SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon “Resilience” on the launchpad ahead of the Crew-1 launch for NASA. SpaceX The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced it certified SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to carry astronauts to-and-from orbit, the first U.S. spacecraft certification by the agency since the …

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