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Paying Passengers Experience Weightlessness

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March 15, 2013
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Forty passengers get a rare chance to test weightlessness in a special Airbus A300 flight on Friday. Offered by the company Novespace, it was the first commercial flight of its kind in Europe.


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San Francisco Train Leaves Without Driver

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Tomorrow's Trains

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