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Virgin Galactic's Supersonic Plus Flights
Business Growth Through Space Tourism & Commercial Flights
Source: Virgin Galactic
LA to Tokyo in 2 Hours
Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is a brilliant innovator. And he has beyond supersonic plans for his space travel company Virgin Galactic. By the end of 2020, he expects to have flown the first commercial tourism flight into space. Nearly 8,000 tourists have signed up for a space flight at a cost of $250,000 each. But Branson business plans go way beyond space tourism. He wants to revolutionize commercial air travel by using his space vehicles for greatly accelerated air travel here on Earth.
Beyond Supersonic Speed - Spaceline Flying
Virgin Galactic says it is the only company that can deliver flying at greater than supersonic speed in a winged aircraft. It calls the high speed flying "Spaceline" flying. The company says its spaceship Unity and two other space vehicles under construction can be used to vastly accelerate long distance fly times, for instance from New York to Paris. The company pinpoints the market potential for this type of flying at $900 billion. Just capturing the premier business flyer portion of the market would be worth billions.
High Speed Global Mobility
Virgin Galactic's business plans for growth are strategic and aggressive. Besides space tourism, it plans on offering extremely high speed air travel that could cut the fly time between LA and Tokyo to two hours. As part of that, Virgin Galactic will develop what it calls "high speed mobility vehicles". Also it's pursuing commercial and government users of its proprietary technologies. Since it went public in late October 2019, the company has been one of the hottest stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...
Watch, Fitness/Health Tracker & Phone Source: Oshen Watch New, Connected Smart Device OshenWatch Gen 2 is a top smartwatch that can help you meet your fitness and health goals while staying connected. The watch is equipped with biosensors that automatically measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and even the quality of your sleep. The smartwatch is the invention of Oshen Watch, a company headquartered in Hong Kong. Exercise App and Advanced Bluetooth The watch helps the wearer calibrate their exercise. For instance, during a run, apps calculate distance, number of steps and the amount of calories burned. The watch also keeps the wearer constantly connected. It uses advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect with any Android or iOS device. It provides phone calls and text messages. The battery provides 96 hours of use and there are 15 days of standby time. And, it's priced starting at $49.95