NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO EARLY SPACE PIONEER RICHARD GORDON

NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO EARLY SPACE PIONEER RICHARD GORDON

 

Naval officer, aviator, chemist, test pilot, and astronaut were among the many hats of this talented and daring explorer. Dick was pilot of Gemini XI in 1966, on which he performed a spacewalk where he tethered the Gemini and Agena together for the very first attempt at creating artificial gravity by rotating spacecraft. He also was command module pilot of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon. While his crewmates Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed in the Ocean of Storms, he remained in lunar orbit aboard the Yankee Clipper, taking photos for potential future landing sites and later performing final re-docking maneuvers.

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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

 

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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.

 

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THE GENDER GAP

 

THE GENDER GAP

 

It took several years of research but finally I came to a solution to the gender gap and am during August and September 2018 writing a detailed and confidential strategic plan. At the same time, I’m preparing myself for certification exams and moving towards making international negotiations. There is still a lot to discuss and my focus is that the negotiations and future projects should be inclusive where there is a win-win situation for everybody and where I get proper credit for my innovative ideas and research and most of all that there is an NDA in place.

 

Author: Veronica

 
 
 

LIFE ON MARS COULD BE FOUND WITHIN THREE YEARS ASTROBIOLOGIST SAYS AFTER BREAKTHROUGH

 

LIFE ON MARS COULD BE FOUND WITHIN THREE YEARS ASTROBIOLOGIST SAYS AFTER BREAKTHROUGH

 

COMPELLING evidence of life on Mars could be found within three years, a NASA scientist has predicted after two major discoveries.
Scientists are on the brink of a breakthrough in space exploration following the discovery of a lake of water on the Red Planet’s surface coupled with the identification of fluctuations in methane levels consistent with organic processes.

 

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WOMEN IN SPACE: MASSIVE LIST OF JOURNALISTS, ENGINEERS, WRITERS, PROFESSORS, RESEARCHERS & INFLUENCERS COVERING ASTRONOMY & SPACE EXPLORATION

 

WOMEN IN SPACE: MASSIVE LIST OF JOURNALISTS, ENGINEERS, WRITERS, PROFESSORS, RESEARCHERS & INFLUENCERS COVERING ASTRONOMY & SPACE EXPLORATION

 

These are women who write, share and showcase their knowledge about astronomy and space. Traditionally the field has long been dominated by men. But these women are changing that. Fast.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MARING CORPS HISTORY, A WOMAN IS IN CHARGE OF AN INFANTRY PLATOON

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MARING CORPS HISTORY, A WOMAN IS IN CHARGE OF AN INFANTRY PLATOON

 

Last year, Lt. Hierl became the first woman to pass the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course, a physically and mentally demanding 13-week program in Quantico, Virginia.
Now, Hierl is the first and only woman to lead an infantry platoon in the Marines.
Hierl, 24, leads about 35 men in the Third Platoon of the 4th Marines’ Echo Company, Second Battalion. They are currently in Northern Australia, where they are in the middle of several months of training.

 

Source: CNN

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