- Making News: Space Plane Breaks Earth's Atmosphere Again, Wins Big Prize
For the second time in a week, the stubby rocket called SpaceShipOne blasted through the Earth's atmosphere. By doing so, it won a $10 million prize designed to encourage tourism in space. Enthusiasts are calling it a historical moment, comparable to the first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk. One of those is Rand Simberg, president of Interglobal Space Lines, one of several companies preparing for future opportunities in space tourism.
- Reporter's Notebook: New Supreme Court Term Faces Controversial Docket
No justice has resigned from the US Supreme Court in 10 years, making this the longest-serving court since the 1820's. The session that began today will hear a full docket of controversial issues. One is a review of criminal sentencing guidelines that revisits a 5-to-4 decision last year, predicted by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to wreak havoc on trial courts across the country. Eugene Volloch, professor of constitutional law at UCLA, has more.
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