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One of world’s biggest passenger planes completes test flight

One of world’s biggest passenger planes completes test flight

Business
Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the world's largest twin-engine jetliner - a respite from the ongoing controversy surrounding the 737 MAX.It took three attempts to get the 777X off the ground, as the first two planned tests were abandoned owing to high winds. The plane - which is 77m (252ft) long and can seat more than 400 passengers - took off from a runway just outside Seattle on the US west coast. Image: The co-pilots for the test flight wave after their successful journey Four hours later, it landed at the historic Boeing Field, not far from rows of 737 MAX planes left grounded after two fatal crashes triggered safety concerns.The new Boeing model, which will be officially known as the 777-9, also boasts fold...
SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device SpaceX has conducted a test of the abort manoeuvre it would use if one of its crew-carrying rockets ever developed a problem during flight.The rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center saw a Falcon-9 vehicle's ascent into the sky deliberately terminated just 80 seconds after lift-off. The Dragon astronaut capsule on top fired its escape engines to carry itself clear of the "faulty" booster.Parachutes brought the vessel to a safe splashdown some 30km off Florida.No humans were involved in the practice abort; the only occupants of the Dragon ship were a couple of Anthropomorphic Test Devices, or "dummies".This was considered to be the last major milestone for California's SpaceX company before the US space ag...

Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Young completes Inter move, Fernandes to Man United deal in balance, Chelsea rule out Barkley loan

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Ashley Young leaves Manchester United […] talkSPORT
Expeditionary sea base USNS Miguel Keith completes acceptance trials

Expeditionary sea base USNS Miguel Keith completes acceptance trials

Business
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Expeditionary Sea Base ship, USNS Miguel Keith, successfully completed its acceptance trials off the California coast, the U.S. Navy announced. The vessel left the General Dynamics shipyard in San Diego last week, completing its week-long trials on Oct. 11, the Navy said on Tuesday. While not officially named yet, ESB 5 will be named for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith, who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam. The USNS Miguel Keith is the third ESB variant of the Montford Point-class of Maritime Prepositioning Force vessels to be built, and is scheduled for delivery in early fiscal year 2020. Originally referred to as "mobile landing platform afloat forward staging bases," ESB vessels serve as a mobile sea base, able ...
These stocks could be the biggest winners if the US completes this phased trade deal with China

These stocks could be the biggest winners if the US completes this phased trade deal with China

Finance
US President Donald Trump shows a letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping as he announces and initial deal with China while meeting the special Envoy and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu He Special Envoy and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu He at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on October 11, 2019.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty ImagesThe U.S. and China agreed to the first phase of a "substantial" trade deal that delays tariff hikes scheduled to kick in next week. These stocks are set to win the most from the resolution, if it can be completed.CNBC's proprietary "China Trade Index" jumped nearly 2.5% on Friday on the partial deal announcement. The 25 companies in the index are among those with the biggest China revenue exposure and the ...