ESA Could Launch Space Telescope With SpaceX Falcon 9

ESA Could Launch Space Telescope With SpaceX Falcon 9

An illustration of ESA’s Euclid spacecraft.Drawing: ESA The European Space Agency’s Euclid telescope could launch on board a Falcon 9 rocket in 2023, a consequence of the space agency halting its cooperation with Russia and canceling its flights aboard Soyuz rockets. The Euclid infrared space telescope was supposed to launch this year from Europe’s Spaceport … Read more

WestJet flight attendant gives hilarious safety demo

WestJet flight attendant gives hilarious safety demo

Most of us who fly on commercial airlines with any regularity at all have heard the preflight safety presentation so many times we tune it out. Emergency exits forward and back, seat cushions act as flotation devices, put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others, and so on. Once you’ve heard it a couple … Read more

Canadians will find ultra cheap airfare this fall

Canadians will find ultra cheap airfare this fall

People line up at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Canadians eager to enjoy the autumn colors this year are likely to find plenty of budget-friendly options to jet to places like New York or Alberta’s Lake Louise. And the opportunities to fly cheap go well beyond the top foliage … Read more

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

A Falcon 9 rocket during launch this past July. Photo: SpaceX South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Hard to believe, but the upcoming launch marks the first time that SpaceX will directly send a payload … Read more

United Airlines expands code-sharing pact with Air Canada

United Airlines expands code-sharing pact with Air Canada

United Airlines Holdings Inc and Air Canada on Friday expanded their code-sharing agreement, as the carriers look to accelerate their post-pandemic recovery and cash in on the growing international travel market. Airlines struggling with rising cost pressures and operational challenges expect improved demand for international travel to help cement their path towards profitability. Code-allows sharing … Read more

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

Falling Rocket Parts Becoming More Likely to Cause Fatalities

This Chinese-made Long March 5B Y2 rocket launched in April, 2021, but this type of rocket has been cited at least twice for parts left in orbit striking the Earth upon reentry.Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun (PA) Sorry kids, but when you’re wishing on a falling star, those flashing streaks in the night sky might actually … Read more

China Tests Drag Sail For Removing Space Junk

China Tests Drag Sail For Removing Space Junk

This kite-like space sail will help deorbit a rocket component within two years.Image: Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology Eengineers in China have successfully deployed an ultra-thin sail attached to a rocket part to expedite its departure from low Earth orbit and reduce the amount of space junk lovingly floating above our planet. The 269-square-foot … Read more

Flight delays and cancellations, missing luggage disrupt air travel over Canada Day long weekend

Flight delays and cancellations, missing luggage disrupt air travel over Canada Day long weekend

Travelers Michael and Patricia Bears, from Calgary, wait for in line at WestJet for another hotel voucher, after being stuck at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, July 2.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Dressed in clothing from the previous day, Michael and Patricia Bears stood in a long, snacking line among other travelers waiting to … Read more

Air Canada is canceling more than 9,500 flights this summer. What that means for your travel plans

Air Canada is canceling more than 9,500 flights this summer.  What that means for your travel plans

Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on April 28, 2021.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Air Canada announced last week that it was canceling thousands of flights in July and August in an effort to quell what it said were “unprecedented strains” that the overwhelming resurgence of travel had placed … Read more

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

LONDON—Anger and confusion are mounting with Air Canada after the airline deplaned 25 passengers on a Monday night flight from Montreal to London with what some of those on board allege was “no explanation at all.” Jess McFadyen said the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for about an hour waiting to depart when, … Read more