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  • Highkeas
    replied to Helicopters on Mars
    The Mars helicopter has flown in a chamber with Martian atmosphere and pressure. I assume they compensated for weight by off loading payload and other items (perhaps a smaller battery)....
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  • From AIAA Newsletter:

    Boeing To Retire 747 Jumbo Jet

    Reuters (7/2) reported that The Boeing Company “is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.” The final aircraft is going to “roll out of a Seattle area factory in about two years, according to the Bloomberg report.” Major US airlines such as Delta have already retired the aircraft.

    CNBC (7/4) reported that a Boeing spokesperson said, “At a build rate of 0.5 airplanes per month, the 747-8 program has more than two years of production ahead of it in order to fulfill our current customer commitments. ... We will continue to make the right decisions to keep the production line healthy and meet customer needs.”...
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