Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism
August 19, 2019
Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert. The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility has been transformed into a custom-tailored headquarters where Virgin Galactic will run its commercial flight operations.
Park rangers recovered the bodies of an Indian couple on Thursday from about 800 feet below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that doesn't have a railing.
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A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board—and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. Body parts are still being recovered and searchers continue to hunt for the cockpit voice recorder.
The condition of New York City subways has not much improved over the last five years, according to an analysis of MTA data by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But it’s not as bad as it was ten years ago. Primary takeaway? Enjoy the scenery, but watch your step.
Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon. To this day, that 1968 mission is considered to be NASA's boldest and perhaps most dangerous undertaking.
Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after allegedly killing him with arrows this month.
A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner, operated for Amazon by Atlas Air, was heading to Houston with three people aboard when it crashed Saturday into a bay east of the city and disintegrated Saturday, according to a Texas sheriff.
Thanksgiving travelers got help from favorable weather in most of the U.S Tuesday, but flight delays piled up at airports around the country by day's end. Wet and frigid forecasts threaten to make driving more challenging in the next day or two.