by thepointsguy 01/14/2021
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. The U.K. government has revised its plans to make pre-departure COVID-19 testing compulsory for international arrivals. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps detailed on Twitter late Wednesday night that the new testing requirement will become mandatory as of 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. Originally, the requirement …
All four engines of the core stage of NASA's deep space exploration rocket built by Boeing were ignited for the first time Saturday, but only briefly. Mounted in a test facility at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the Space Launch System’s (SLS) 212-foot-tall core stage roared to life at 4:27 p.m.
Air France has been certified with the COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating following the global audit conducted by the international air transport rating agency Skytrax. This audit, carried out in December 2020 on several Air France medium and long-haul flights, evaluates airlines' safety protocols, primarily the effectiveness and consistency of safety and hygiene measures implemented to protect customers and staff from COVID-19. These measures include the cleaning and disinfection procedures at the airport and on board aircraft, special signage and floor markings, physical distancing recommendations, compulsory wearing of masks and provision of hand sanitizer.