In 2000, rocket passengers may arch through space from New York to San Francisco in less than two hours.

Waldemar Kaempffert : Science writer
In 1950, Popular Mechanics printed an article forecasting what everyday life would be like in AD 2000, with luxuries such as rocket travel, solar energy, and commercial rocket travel.

Waldemar Kaempffert, "Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years", Popular Mechanics. Feb 1950.