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Vacationing in space is quickly becoming a reality, with several companies launching commercial programs to take civilians to outer space. Questions about sustainability and risk still remain, and the price tag is out of reach for everyone but the ultrawealthy. Mark Strassmann has more.


Of all the major industries that spew out planet-warming greenhouse gasses, one stands out as unfixable - so far. Fossil fuel power plants can be replaced with wind and solar power. One can switch to electric cars. But as Mark Phillips reports from the British Aviation History Museum for the "CBS This Morning" series Eye on Earth, the one thing aircraft have had in common down through the ages is aviation fuel. A commercially viable electric airplane cannot yet be made, aviation fuel is too powerful to replace with batteries.

Federal prosecutors slapped criminal charges Friday on nine Iranians accused of hacking to steal scientific research and other information from more than 300 universities and private companies. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says she regrets that the company did not do more to protect users' data, and she says Facebook is open to the possibility of regulations. Syracuse University assistant communications professor Jennifer Grygiel joined CBSN with more on what those regulations could look like.

The popularity of at-home genetic tests to screen for diseases is growing. This month the FDA approved the first direct-to-consumer test in the U.S. designed to find three gene mutations linked to breast cancer -- without a doctor's prescription. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the pros and cons of cheaper and easier genetic tests.

The FBI is investigating a cyberattack targeting municipal computers in Atlanta. A ransom note is demanding bitcoin in exchange for access. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.

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