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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

San Francisco Train Leaves Without Driver

AP (Nov. 14, 2013) A San Francisco lite rail train went about a quarter mile down the tracks without an operator Wednesday - with around 30 passengers on board. One of the passengers managed to hit the emergency brake. (Nov. 14)
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Tomorrow's Trains

Tomorrow's Trains

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 9, 2012) Researchers from nine different German Aerospace Center Institutes are working together to come up with the train of the future. The vehicle that they're planning will be able to travel at 400 kilometers per hour. It will also be safer and more environmentally friendly than current locomotives. The so-called Next Generation Train will be a doubledecker, without any staircases inside. First-class passengers will get into the first floor, and second-class passengers will board at ground floor level. Sensors will be used to couple the sections of the trains. In the event of a crash, the nose of the train will crumple and absorb the energy of the collision. The damaged element can then be easily replaced. Tomorrow's trains will be able to do all this and a lot more.
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Higher and Faster

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Higher and Faster

Buzz60 (Sep. 6, 2013) Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is taking space tourism to the next level. The space machine is designed to take suborbital flights, zooming passengers on short space adventures. On its most recent flight, the spaceship flew under rocket power for 4 seconds longer than ever before reaching an altitude of 69,000 feet. Over 600 people have signed up to be the first to take a ride, but the company still needs approval from the FAA to take passengers into space. Krysitn Goodwin has the story.
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Airline Uses Google Glass to Put Glamour Back in Air Travel

Airline Uses Google Glass to Put Glamour Back in Air Travel

Buzz60 (Feb. 11, 2014) Business class passengers flying Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow airport will be greeted by staffers wearing Google Glass or a Sony SmartWatch 2. The airline is testing a high tech way of getting information to passengers. Lindsey Granger has all the details. Video provided by Buzz60
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