Cargo Delivery in Less Than an Hour?
The United States Space Force wants to use rockets to deliver cargo anywhere on Earth in less than an hour. The Space Force hopes to transport up to 100 tons to a wide range of locations. Dropping off medical supplies and equipment in warzones is one idea. Teaming up with the company SpaceX, Space Force wants to develop reusable rockets that can land and take back off — or rockets that can just air-drop the needed supplies and keep going.
Military.com recently reported that Space Force is asking for $47.9 million. That money will be used to test whether cargo can be delivered anywhere on Earth in an hour or less. General Carlton D. Everhart II used to be head of Air Mobility Command — he said the idea was first suggested five years ago, but people thought he was crazy.
Lady Liberty Gets a Little Sister
As Lady Liberty did in 1886, the little sister will board a ship at Port of Le Havre on June 19. It will sail past the Statue of Liberty on July 1, before travelling to Washington, D.C., where it will live for the next ten years.
President Biden’s First G7 Summit
President Joe Biden joined the leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest democratic nations for the G-7 summit in Carbis Bay, England. The G-7 is the “Group of Seven” elite countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This meeting was the first one in more than two years.
During the three-day summit in southwest England, vaccinating the world’s entire population was a top priority. During a special royal reception, prime ministers and presidents visited Queen Elizabeth II, enjoyed steak and lobster on the beach, and were treated to an aeronautic display by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. It was a grand mixture of world business and a bit of fun for the attendees and staff.
Outside the security barriers, protesters gathered. One protest organizer, Max Lawson of the aid group Oxfam, was not happy about the leaders’ decisions. He told reporters: “Faced with the biggest health emergency in a century and a climate catastrophe that is destroying our planet, they have completely failed to meet the challenges of our times.”