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Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.World's first jetpack for consumers officially on sale over in New Zealand.

Welcome to the future, here is your jetpack. Oh, we'll need to make sure that your check in the amou nt of $86,000 clears before we can let you just fly away. Buy now and get a free a ballistic parachute with purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | commercial | consumers | flight | future | jetpacks | newzealand | parachute | personal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and British-born Nicholas Patrick conducted three spacewalks during the mission, racking up a total of 18 hours, 14 minutes outside the orbiting outpost.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:32 AM | Tags (10) | flight | space | iss | landing | mission | node | cupola | shuttle | launch | astronauts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.FAA would like to make sure that next generation 747 is hack-proof.

Essentially, the FAA seemed worried that the 747-8 will be vulnerable to outside access and that the 'applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features,' mandating the issuing of the special conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:13 AM | Tags (9) | faa | 747 | nextgen | security | hackproof | cnet | boeing | airplane | flight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.

If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | airplane | flight | japan | paper | records | seconds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.

Ponying up $599 gives you unlimited flights to any of their 56 destinations for the period of one month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:26 PM | Tags (6) | airplane | deals | flights | flying | jetblue | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.

That's a lot of turtles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:12 PM | Tags (5) | airport | delays | flights | jfk | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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