Solar Impulse 2: Will Sky-Sailing Ever Go Commercial?

The experimental aircraft recently completed of round-the-world flight. It was propelled strictly by the sun’s power, with no need for fossil or other types of today's expensive and volatile fuel.

While solar-powered commercial aircraft are still decades into the future, consider the advantages when it happens. With no dependence on the price-manipulated oil industry, passenger fees should be considerably lower.

Aboard the quiet aircraft, the experience will feel like a sailing schooner in the sky, with the design of a luxury cruise ship. The interior will be roomy for strolling passengers and gatherings, rather than today’s required stuffing everyone into a tight seat during flight. 

On its around-the-world journey, Solar Impulse 2 flew at a speed of 35 mph, about 10 mph faster than the average cruise ship. As with ocean-going vessels, the aircraft will also be be affected by winds and weather. www.bbc.com/news/science-environment

Top Places to Visit in Jerusalem, Israel PDF Print E-mail

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

The ancient city of Jerusalem has been the most beloved, hated and fought-over city since the dawn of history. If it is possible to describe it without taking a biased political stand, it is worth visiting by people of all faiths, historians, tourists and seniors looking for their roots.

Of course, there are many more interesting and historic sites to see other than just a list of five. However, just as an introduction for those planning to visit, here are our vote for the top five:

Remember Those Who Serve in the Armed Forces PDF Print E-mail

GI group

For Memorial Day, or for any time for any reason including simple gratitude, consider offering your help to those who now serve in the Armed Forces. Additionally, many older veterans and their families can benefit from your support and encouragement. Our readers who’ve served in earlier conflicts can remember how lonely it gets in a foxhole, on a ship’s gun mount or on a barracks bunk. Or in a veterans’ hospital bed.

Destination: The San Diego Zoo PDF Print E-mail

Male lion

It isn’t too much of an exaggeration to call the San Diego one of the best in the world. For the past 70 years it has been the model for zoos everywhere to encourage evolving from confining cages to roomy natural living areas for the animals.

Many seasoned citizens have visited city zoos since childhood, and they can easily remember those of not too many years ago, featuring listless, miserable animals behind bars and small fenced enclosures. Yesterday’s zoos were prisons, where inmates endured life sentences of boredom.

One of the most heart-warming aspects of the San Diego Zoo is that it’s designed to allow animals to live as naturally as possible, with plenty of space for roaming and interacting with other compatible animals. At the same time, the zoo encourages visitors of all ages to find interesting areas to stop and observe without disturbing the animals’ lives. No longer does Dad have to say, “Let’s go to the zoo and laugh at the monkeys in their cages.”

Top Five Places You Must Visit in Egypt PDF Print E-mail

Ancient Egyptian sphynx and pyramid

Three Ancient Relics at Luxor Resort, Las Vegas NV PDF Print E-mail
Seniors in front of Luxor Resort, Las Vegas NV

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