New York to Sydney in Two Hours?
A revolutionary spaceship that that travels at 2,200 miles per hours would allow vacationers to reach any destination in less than two hours. It could become a fixture in the skies.
What's the Latest Development?
A new spacecraft currently in development is expected to travel at 2,200 miles per hour and be capable of shuttling passengers anywhere in the world in under two hours. Formula One racing tycoon Michiel Mol has teamed up with the Dutch airline K.L.M. to engineer the new ship. Called the Lynx, the craft will not be commercially viable for another 15 or 20 years but the project's first generation spacecraft will be revealed next spring. Preliminary tickets for a 2014 maiden voyage have already sold for $80,000.
What's the Big Idea?
Sir Richard Branson was the first to enter the commercial space race but he will surely not be the last. His company's maiden flight into low Earth orbit, where passengers will achieve weightlessness and see the arc of the planet, is scheduled for next year. At the same time, the termination of N.A.S.A.'s shuttle program has become the symbol of the transition from a government space program to the private space race. Companies will soon compete for their slice of the space vacationers' pie, spending a fraction of N.A.S.A.'s budget to put civilians into space.
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The lawsuit claims the administration violated the First Amendment when it revoked the press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta.
- CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials were revoked following a heated exchange with President Donald Trump on November 8.
- The network filed a lawsuit against the administration on Tuesday, claiming the administration has violated multiple amendments.
- The White House may only revoke the press credentials of journalists for "compelling reasons," not for reasons involving content.
Fall is a bad time to hold elections.
- Usually, only about 40 percent of eligible voters participate in midterm elections.
- Political philosopher John Stuart Mill believed it would be for the collective good if everybody voted.
- Because of logistics, we may need to change the time of year we vote.
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