June 19, 2008
American Airlines Flight 915 scheduled to leave from Miami traveling to Bogota, Colombia, was delayed Wednesday night after a skunk was found in the back of the cargo hold, discharging its foul odor throughout the aircraft. Having been discovered, the plane’s loading crew attempted ot remove it. In the process of removing it, the skunk sprayed everything. There were no injuries, if you do not include the sensible sense of smell of the crew, passengers, and the loading crew.
The flight took off more than two hours late. Officials said it was also due to the bad weather in the Miami area. The skunk was removed from the plane, but it was unclear where it was taken or how it got on the aircraft.
No details could be further provided by airport officials.
June 11, 2008
Google co-founder Sergey Brin paid $5 million to become a passenger on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, a space craft scheduled to make a future orbital space flight.
In a statement, Brin credits Space Adventures with helping “open the space frontier to private citizens”, which will also host the first private space flight to the international space station in 2011, Space Adventures spokeswoman Stacey Tearne said. The mission is part of a deal with the Russian Federal Space Agency (FSA).
Space Adventures launched the world’s first privately funded mission in 2001.
Its sixth mission set for October will include its sixth customer, Richard Garriot, son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriot, who paid $35 million for his seat.