Flight is the ability to travel through an atmospheric system, or in outer space through a means of propulsion that counters or exceeds the gravitational pull of the planet. This power is most commonly found in superhero fantasy stories as well as the whole of science fiction. The term flight may also be used to describe a scheduled plan of travel from a point of origin to a destination.
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A flight attendant is an employee of an airline or a space agency and serves as a member of the crew aboard an airplane of spacecraft. Their primary function is to ensure the safety but also the comfort of passengers aboard commercial flights, on select business jet craft, and on some military air or star craft. One example of a flight attendant (or, stewardess) is Betty Hamilton, a member of the crew of the Spindrift from the 1960s television series Land of the Giants.
FTL is an acronym which stands for Faster-Than-Light. The term is applied to the theory of relativity and relates to the ability of an object to move through space at a velocity in excess to that of the speed of light ( 299,792,458 metres per second). The hypothesis behind FTL travel is that unusually distorted regions of spacetime might permit matter to reach distant locations faster than what it would take light in the normal or undistorted spacetime. FTL travel has been demonstrated in various forms of science fiction, usually applied to theories and names that are germane to a specific franchise. Space vessels are often equipped with propulsion systems that allow them to achieve subluminal velocity. In Star Trek, it is referred to as warp speed. In Andromeda, it is called Slipstream. The ships featured in the 2003 relaunch of Battlestar Galactica use FTL drive systems.