A space race for a new millennium

After the first privately funded spaceflight June 21, there is now a whole new meaning of “to the moon Alice.” Reaching over 62 miles above ground, Michael Melvill is the first person to pilot a privately made and funded aircraft into outer space. That’s freaking cool. SpaceShipOne was designed by...

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The future of Texas depends on support for higher education

As a fifth-generation Texan, I take a long and personal view of this state and the University of Texas System. For more than a century, Texas and the UT System have grown and changed together. Our state has become increasingly populous, urban and well-educated, and the UT System has expanded...

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