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Is this the space race’s most important room?

Today 09:00 GMT

There is nothing special about the entrance door to Mission Operations Control Room 2 (Mocr-2), on the third floor of Nasa’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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With 737 MAX grounded, airlines face daily scheduling challenges

Today 08:05 GMT

U.S. and Canadian airlines that fly the roughly 175-seat aircraft face a logistical challenge: which flights to cancel and which to cover with other planes following the global grounding of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets.

Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines Group Inc, the two largest MAX operators in the United States, said they have bolstered their reservation and operations teams to figure out how to spread flight cancellations across their networks, not just on MAX flights.

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Premier League: Who has been the best overseas player in the English top flight?

Today 09:55 GMT

The Premier League's all-time top goalscorer Alan Shearer, former Chelsea and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit, title winner Chris Sutton and New York Times football writer Rory Smith discussed the options for a Premier League Show Special (BBC Two and BBC iPlayer at 19:00 GMT on Thursday).

The Ronaldo we saw winning four Champions League titles in five season at Real Madrid is not the same Ronaldo we saw in the Premier League.

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Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world’s biggest planemaker.

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg sought on Sunday to allay some fears, saying the company was finishing a software update and pilot training revision “that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs.”

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Source: The Guradian

Nebraska floods: private pilots fly in to help city walled off by water

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown.

Pilots have flown in from at least five nearby airports in Nebraska as well as others in western Iowa and Kansas, said Jim Kjeldgaard, the airport’s operator. Kjeldgaard estimated that at least 30 airplanes have flown more than 500 people since Friday, and the airport was still bustling on Monday morning.

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Source: Global News

‘We all got abandoned’: B.C. family among hundreds stranded without their luggage in India

Monday 20:55 GMT

A B.C. family is among hundreds of Canadians who have been left stranded and frustrated in India without their luggage days after their Air Canada flight flew out of Vancouver.

Birk said that since they arrived in India, two other flights have also flown into New Delhi from Vancouver — both without their luggage.

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Source: BBC

The scandal of the Amazon's clandestine flights

Tuesday 01:30 GMT

Officials seem to think it's more important to find minerals for the mining industry than missing indigenous people, he says.

Alexandre Guimarães, the Federal Prosecutor-General in the state of Amapá says the difficulty in finding PT-RDZ exposes a much more serious, long-standing government failure - the lack of air traffic control in the Amazon and other remote parts of Brazil, which disproportionately affects its indigenous population.


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