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 …

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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 …

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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 Article  

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‘FIRST MAN’ WRITER TELLS WHAT NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS LIKE IN REAL LIFE

‘FIRST MAN’ WRITER TELLS WHAT NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS LIKE IN REAL LIFE   He was one of the world’s most famous figures, but Neil Armstrong famously shied away from the spotlight. After becoming the first person to step foot on the moon, on July 29, 1969, the NASA astronaut returned to his Ohio roots and led a low-key life as a college professor.   Source: NBC News Article  

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