French fishermen blockade Channel ports

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 French fishing vessels have blockaded the English Channel ports of Calais, Bolougne, and Dunkirk. Not a boat will go in nor out The protest is an industrial action over tighter fishing quotas imposed by the European Union, with French fishing unions asking for their government to provide financial assistance or take […]

US carrier Delta Air Lines cuts jobs, sells planes

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 The United States’ third-largest airline operator, Delta Air Lines, will cut 1,000 jobs due to a planned service reduction at their Cincinnati hub. The carrier also announced they will sell 11 of their Boeing 767-200 planes to an air-cargo company, ABX Air Inc., since they are the least fuel-efficient aircraft in […]

NASA prepares to launch mission to nearby asteroids

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 NASA is beginning the final preparations for next Wednesday’s launch of the Dawn probe, aboard a Delta II rocket. The Dawn probe, costing over US$250 million, will visit the dwarf planet Ceres and the asteroid Vesta. The launch was originally planned for mid-June, however due to a damaged crate, shipping delays, […]

ISS Expedition 10 returns to Earth

Monday, April 25, 2005 With two space walks, 78 million miles and six months on board the International Space Station under their belts, Commander-Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov, the station’s 10th crew, landed in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz spacecraft at 6:08 p.m. EDT Sunday. Also returning was European Space Agency Astronaut […]