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How to get the most out of your next beer flight

Los Angeles Times

Try Hollywood's craft beer capital Blue Palms Brewhouse, where you can pick anything off the list of 24 taps to construct your $11 custom flight, or Mikkeller Bar in South Park, where the $20 flight option is the best way to tackle one of the best beer lists in the city (and where you can actually end up with taster glasses that cost you less per ounce than a full pour). Mikkeller also offers special $15 flights on Monday and Tuesday evenings. At Brewport Tap House in El Segundo, you not only get to build your own flight, you get to pour it with a self-serve draft setup.


Blue Origin might launch a manned New Shepard flight in 2018

Engadget

One of them could be Blue Origin's New Shepard launch system. According to Jeff Ashby, the private space corporation's director of safety and mission assurance, Blue Origin is "about roughly a year out from human flights, depending on how the test program goes." Ashby spoke at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference just a few days after his company successfully sent Crew Capsule 2.0 to suborbital space with "Mannequin Skywalker" on board.


Virgin Galactic Completes First Glide Flight in New Mexico

U.S. News

The company considered Friday's flight a major achievement that has been in the works since the spaceship and carrier plane relocated to New Mexico in February. The flight provided the first opportunity to test all the components required to fly the carrier aircraft and spaceship in glide configuration from their new home base. Officials will now be reviewing data gathered during the exercise so they can prepare for the next test flight.


Going somewhere? These are the best websites for finding flights.

Mashable

Once upon a time, prospective vacation-goers would journey to an IRL storefront, where a person called a "travel agent" would be waiting amid stacks of maps and dog-eared travel guides. But thanks to the internet, travel agents have been rendered largely obsolete, leaving travelers to sift through thousands of flights on their own. Or at least, it might seem that way. The truth is we're not alone, or at least not completely. Websites abound to help us amateurs parse an often overwhelming number of choices, comparing everything from prices to the ideal layover city.


Man in 100-balloons camping chair flight

BBC News

A British adventurer has flown 25km (15.5 miles) across South Africa suspended from 100 helium balloons. Tom Morgan, from Bristol, reached heights of 8,000ft (2,438m) while strapped to a camping chair, in scenes reminiscent of the Pixar smash Up. The 38-year-old spent two days inflating balloons ahead of the flight, which he described as "magical". The challenge moved to South Africa on Friday after several failed attempts in Botswana. "The problem was finding a good weather window and it was difficult to protect the balloons as they kept bursting," Mr Morgan said.