Ha Jin Considers The Cost of Freedom on ‘A Song Everlasting’

AN ENDLESS SONGby Ha Jin Ha Jin’s new novel begins with the Chinese protagonist putting money ahead of the country, a typical American mistake. Yao Tian, ​​a well-known Beijing opera singer, gets a last-minute side gig while touring America with the theater troupe. Her decision is all about money: the cash will help send her …

How Much Does It Cost to Fly With Blue Origin’s New Shepard?

For the first flight, Blue Origin auctioned off one of the seats, and the proceeds went to Mr. Bezos’ space-focused, non-profit, Club for the Future. The winning bid was $28 million, a much higher amount than they had hoped, which stunned even Blue Origin officials. Blue Origin announced that it will distribute $19 million of …

How Much Does It Cost to Fly Virgin Galactic into Space?

Shortly after Richard Branson re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday, he and other employees of the Virgin Galactic initiative bragged that the company would greatly expand opportunities for the general public to travel to space. For the time being, these otherworldly visions and feelings of weightlessness will still be held in the rarest air. The initial …