NASA’S MARS INSIGHT LANDS ON A NEW MISSION TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE RED PLANET

NASA’S MARS INSIGHT LANDS ON A NEW MISSION TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE RED PLANET

 

The Mars InSight lander, which blasted off in May, touched down early on Tuesday morning AEDT.
Its landing was not quite as nail-biting as Curiosity’s, but it still carried an element of risk, said the mission’s deputy lead, Sue Smrekar, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

When it works, it looks smooth and easy — like a piece of cake — but in fact at least a third of missions that have been sent to Mars have failed,” Dr Smrekar said

 

Source: ABC Science

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MEET THE CEO OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY GROWING FASTER THAN APPLE: TRICIA GRIFFITH

MEET THE CEO OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY GROWING FASTER THAN APPLE: TRICIA GRIFFITH

 

Griffith knows: She began her career at Progressive as a claims rep three decades ago. That makes her a rarity on two fronts: a CEO who started as an entry-level employee at the company she now leads, and one of just 24 female Fortune 500 chief executives. But she’s also something else: a CEO pulling off the remarkable evolution of a company in a relatively staid, stable industry. Progressive’s one-year and annualized three-year sales growth (at 20.2% and 11.4%, respectively) tops both Apple’s and Microsoft’s. The insurer’s stock is up nearly 50% over the past 12 months, and profits have more than doubled. In 2017 Progressive vaulted past Allstate to become the nation’s third-largest auto insurer, behind Geico and State Farm. And perhaps most impressively, at the end of the third quarter, the Mayfield, Ohio, company hit $30 billion in net premiums written, after reaching $20 billion just three years earlier—a remarkable growth rate for an enterprise that’s now 81 years old.

 

Source: Fortune

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MEET THE NAVY’S FIRST FEMALE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER

MEET THE NAVY’S FIRST FEMALE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER

 

As the XO, Bauernschmidt is the second in command of the USS Abraham Lincoln, one of 11 U.S. aircraft carriers stationed around the world. Bauernschmidt manages the ship’s day-to-day operations, so the commander can focus on strategy. She basically runs a floating city of 5,000 people – a city with a mission.

 

Source: CBS News

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