Space X's Launch Tonight, An Illegal Airbnb Empire, and More News

WIRED | 6/24/2019 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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Space X is taking on its most complicated mission yet; an illegal Airbnb ring has been unearthed in New York City; and WIRED wants to free you from streaming subscription ****. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Late tonight, Space X is expected to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on its most complicated mission yet: bringing two dozen satellites to three different orbits. While there's all kinds of technology on board, the star of the show is the Lightsail 2, a cubesat the size of a bread loaf that will eventually deploy a mylar sail—thinner than human hair and the width of a boxing ring—that will help it use light particles to push it further into orbit.

A group in New York City created a network of appealing Airbnb listings, using descriptions like "Newly Renovated Apt Next to East River, NYC View!" and "Clean and Comfy Room With Balcony, 15min to NYC!" But the spaces were actually shoddily built...
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