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Submission + - Russia develops hypersonic 4,600 mph Zircon missile (ibtimes.co.uk)

schwit1 writes: According to multiple reports, Russia is expected to begin production soon of its 3M22 Zircon, a hypersonic missile that will travel 4,600 miles per hour — six times the speed of sound — and will have a range of 250 miles. That’s just three minutes and 15 seconds from launch to impact.

"It will greatly reduce the reaction time that [Western military units] have to deploy their own defenses and counter-measures," Tim Ripley, who covers defense issues for Jane's Defence Weekly, told the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

He said the Zircon could render Western anti-aircraft defenses “obsolete,” and he warned that Russia appears far ahead of the U.S. in development.

Submission + - SPAM: Look Inside the SpaceX Capsule That Will Take Two Beyond the Moon

schwit1 writes: The inside of the capsule could be Pan-Am from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but if it works, the execution will be pure D.D. Harriman.

SpaceX has shared scant details about its newly announced plan to send private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year.

The company hasn't disclosed the space tourists' identities or said how much they'll pay for the chance to buzz the moon and go far beyond before returning to Earth. Nor did SpaceX say exactly what training the tourists will undergo or how they will occupy themselves during the week or so between lift-off from Kennedy Space Center's near Cape Canaveral, Florida and their return to Earth.

But no matter what, the tourists are in for an experience almost beyond imagining.

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