A United States Federal court upholds a New Jersey Catholic school’s right to fire a teacher under the Ministerial Exception doctrine. The teacher was terminated from Saint Dominic Academy the day after she returned from a leave due to a motor vehicle accident.
SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to supersynchronous orbit an Airbus-built communications satellite SES-11 for Luxembourg-based SES, and EchoStar 105 for U.S.-headquartered EchoStar. It's the third time when a Falcon 9 first stage is re-used.
American air carriers United and Continental officially announce a merger that will create the world's largest airline. [http:--money.cnn.com-2010-05-03-news-companies-United_Continental_merge-index.htm?source=cnn_bin&hpt=Sbin (CNN)] [http:--preview.bloomberg.com-news-2010-05-03-united-continental-fliers-will-see-more-hubs-higher-fares-after-merger.html (Bloomberg)]date=April 2020