This week Chicago experienced the worst fine particle air pollution on record

Dot graph showing air pollution sensor readings with the highest PM2.5 levels on June 27-28, 2023.

The Chicago area experienced the worst fine particulate air pollution on record this week, as smoke from Canadian wildfires descended across the Midwest. The US Environmental Protection Agency has been monitoring air pollution in the Chicago area since 1998 to make sure it meets the health standards set by the Federal Clean Air Act. The … Read more

Virgin Galactic’s first commercial spaceflight launches this week. Meet the 6-person crew of Galactic 01

Virgin Galactic has announced the crew of four who will fly aboard the company’s first commercial spaceflight. The mission, Galactic 01, is scheduled to lift off from Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America in New Mexico sometime after 11:00 a.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. GMT) on Thursday (June 29). VSS Unity achieves suborbital flight with the help of … Read more