Unruly Passenger Arrested After NYC-Certain Flight Makes Emergency Touchdown: Officers

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A potential security issue resulted in an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport and the arrest of one of the aircraft’s passengers, federal and airline officials confirmed on Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the safe landing of Republic Airlines flight 4817 at Queens airport around 3:00 p.m. following a “security incident”. All 80 passengers and crew left the aircraft without incident on the taxiway.

The plane made an emergency landing after passengers reported suspicious behavior by someone aboard the flight, a port authority spokesman said. A senior law enforcement officer who was briefed on the incident said the passenger was recalcitrant and allegedly suggested having a device on board the aircraft when confronted by the flight crew.

The aircraft’s pilot radioed ahead for an emergency and prepared officers to respond after landing. According to the FAA, Flight 4817 took off from Indianapolis for LaGuardia at around 1 p.m.

Several videos posted on social media at the time the plane landed showed a significant emergency response from local fire and police units.

There are no indications of a material threat to the aircraft or the passengers and crew members of the flight, officials said. The authorities have since swept the plane and cleared the scene of any possible threat.

The passenger was taken into custody for questioning.

Video recorded by a passenger and shared with NBC News shows firefighters attending to a person lying face down on the taxiway.

NASA purpose of 2024 Moon touchdown is ‘truly doable’

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses when he arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Awards in Berlin on December 1, 2020.

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Elon Musk believes SpaceX can help NASA achieve its ambitious goal of landing astronauts on the moon by 2024.

“I think that can be done,” said Musk on Friday, speaking afterwards SpaceX launched the Crew 2 mission for a trip to the International Space Station in orbit.

“We’re more likely to strive for it, but I think it can actually be done,” he added. “We’re probably building a lot of missiles [will] Crash a few of them, but I think it will happen. “

SpaceX received a $ 2.9 billion contract from NASA last week under the agency’s Human Landing Systems program.

Starship’s SN11 prototype rocket is on the launchpad at the company’s Boca Chica, Texas facility.

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Under the contract, Musk’s company will build a variation of this Spaceship rocket the prototype of which SpaceX has tested in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has conducted several successful test flights of Starship, although attempts to land after the last four soaring flights have resulted in fiery explosions.

NASA’s Artemis program, announced by the administration of President Donald Trump and expected to continue under President Joe Biden, consists of several missions to the orbit and surface of the moon over the coming years.

Musk said, “It is a great honor to be selected by NASA to bring people back to the moon,” emphasizing his company’s vision of flying regular flights there and beyond.

“It’s been almost half a century since humans were last on the moon. It’s too long, we have to go back there and have a permanent base on the moon – again like a large permanently manned base on the moon. And then build a city on Mars to become a space civilization, a multiplanet species, “Musk said. “We don’t want to be one of those single planet species, we want to be a multiplanet species.”

Musk did before It is estimated that Starship will cost around $ 5 billion to fully develop, although SpaceX has not disclosed how much it has spent on the program. On Friday, Musk noted that winning the contract is “really helpful” for Human Landing Systems because Starship’s development “has been largely internally funded and is quite expensive”.

“It’s hard to build a vehicle because we’re trying to crack this nut of a fast and fully reusable missile,” said Musk. “But what is really important to revolutionize space is a quickly reusable missile that is also reliable.”

Watch NASA’s first video of a Mars touchdown with rover Perseverance

An image from the video captured by multiple cameras when NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18, 2021.

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NASA on Monday released a unique video of a spacecraft landing on another planet when multiple cameras captured their Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars.

The US space agency Endurance landed on the red planet last week after more than six months of travel from Earth.

The Perseverance rover was built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and is the most technologically advanced robot ever sent to Mars. The agency plans to spend nearly two years on the plutonium-powered endurance exploring the surface. NASA spent around $ 2.4 billion to build and launch the Perseverance mission. Another 300 million US dollars to land and operate the rover on the surface of Mars.

Perseverance also has a small helicopter called Ingenuity with which NASA plans to attempt the first flight on another planet.

Engineers observe the first test drive for NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover in a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on December 17, 2019.

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The rover, about the size of a small car, weighs about a ton and is 10 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 7 feet high. It has a robotic arm that reaches about seven feet, the end of which has a robotic hand that has a camera, chemical analyzer, and rock drill. Perseverance is nuclear powered and has a plutonium generator supplied by the US Department of Energy to generate power for its pair of lithium-ion batteries.

Perseverance traveled 293 million miles to reach Mars after launching from Florida on July 30 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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