The Lufthansa Trachten Crew takes off

  • Lufthansa crew from Munich to Seoul, New York and San Francisco
  • The traditional costumes also worn on selected European routes and in passenger service
  • Oktoberfest delicacies, “Wiesnschmankerl”, in the lounges and on board


On the occasion of the Munich Oktoberfest, the Lufthansa Trachtencrew will once again be flying Bavarian tradition around the world. Today, at 9:35 am local time, twelve female flight attendants and two male flight attendants landed in Seoul on-board the LH 718, where they were greeted enthusiastically. On September 25, the Trachtencrew, dressed in traditional Bavarian costume, will fly to New York with LH 410, and on October 1, they fly on to San Francisco with flight LH 458. This year’s costume has been designed and tailor-made by Munich Tracht specialist Angermaier. The Wiesn dirndl of the female flight attendants is dark blue with a silver-grey apron, and the gentlemen will wear a short pair of Lederhosen with a dark-blue waistcoat in the same fabric as the dirndls. Angermaier has now outfitted the crews in the spirit of the world’s largest fair for the third time in a row

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New Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle facility inaugurated at Base Gagetown

September 14, 2017 – Oromocto, New Brunswick – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

As reaffirmed in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government is committed to ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train.

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Earth through different eyes




  • Title Earthrise
  • Released 15/09/2017 12:00 pm
  • Copyright NASA
  • DescriptionEarth from the Moon captured by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo-8 mission in December 1968.
  • Id 383657

15 September 2017In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only ones with their eyes on Earth.

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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Artist's illustration of NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn
This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft heading for the gap between Saturn and its rings during one of 22 such dives of the mission’s finale. The spacecraft will make a final plunge into the planet’s atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.

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Turkish ANSP and Aireon to Collaborate on Real-Time Space-Based ADS-B Implementation

General Directorate of State Airports Authority and Aireon sign MOU to work on benefit analysis and concept of operations for the deployment of space-based ADS-B in Turkish airspace

MCLEAN, VA (13 September 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkey’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). DHMI has agreed to collaborate with Aireon and intends to utilize space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities and also utilize it as a contingency layer in the event of an outage.

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Boeing MH-139 Helicopter Could Save Air Force More Than $1 Billion


Boeing has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide up to 84 MH-139 helicopters to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and for domestic military transport needs. (Boeing photo)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13, 2017 – The Boeing [NYSE:BA] proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses.

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Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud

14 September 2017An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.

Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces of rocky planets and moons over the Solar System’s 4.6 billion year history, and can reveal environmental conditions at the time of their formation.

Water-rich impact crater on Mars

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