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The art and science of boarding an airplane in a pandemic

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / During the pandemic, several airlines have switched boarding procedures to create more distance between passengers. (credit: Nicholas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images)
Jason Steffen studies planets in other solar systems. His most famous work-OK, second-most famous work-was with NASA 's Kepler Mission, a survey of planetary systems. But you're more likely to have heard of Steffen, a professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, in a very different context: as a student of the airplane boarding process. Years ago, after waiting in yet another line on a jam-packed jetway...
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