NASA Commits $28 Million to Underfunded US Jurisdictions

NASA Commits $28 Million to Underfunded US Jurisdictions

Dr. Maria Katzarova (left), associate scientist in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at University of Delaware, and Jennifer Mills, a fourth-year PhD chemical engineering student
Dr. Maria Katzarova (left), associate scientist in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at University of Delaware, and Jennifer Mills, a fourth-year PhD chemical engineering student, perform compression testing of cast Martian regolith cubes. Funded through NASA’s EPSCoR, the project assessed the capabilities of lunar and Martian regolith simulants when mixed with geopolymer binders.
Credits: University of Delaware
NASA has awarded $28 million to fund the next five years of research infrastructure development across 28 jurisdictions. The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a part of NASA’s Office of Stem Engagement and based out of the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, supports science and technology research and development at colleges and universities while also funding studies in Earth science, aeronautics, and human and robotic deep space exploration – all of which are disciplines critical to the NASA mission.

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Nanoracks, Voyager Space, and Lockheed Martin Teaming to Develop Commercial Space Station

Starlab, a commercial low-Earth orbit space station is being planned for use by 2027

Continuously crewed habitat to support research, industrial activity, and more

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued U.S. presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.

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Lockheed Martin Elects John M. Donovan to Board of Directors

John M. Donovan

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced its board of directors has elected John M. Donovan to the board, effective immediately. The board determined that Donovan is an “independent director” in accordance with the New York Stock Exchange listing standards, the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the corporation’s corporate governance guidelines. Donovan will serve on the corporation’s Classified Business and Security Committee.

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Earth from Space: Perth, Australia

The metropolitan area of Perth is located in the South West Division of Western Australia, between the Indian Ocean and a low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range. The metropolitan area stretches around 125 km along the coast, from Two Rocks in the north, to Singleton in the south. The central business district and suburbs of Perth, Australia’s fourth-most populous city, are situated on the banks of the Swan River.

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Boeing Forecasts Africa’s 20-year Commercial Aviation Market Opportunity Valued at Nearly $400 Billion

Africa’s commercial airplane fleet projected to grow to 1,560 over the next 20 years

80% of new deliveries are for African carrier growth as intra-continent traffic rises

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 21, 2021—Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts that Africa’s airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. Boeing shared the projection as part of the 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), the company’s long-term assessment of demand for commercial airplanes and services.

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Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

The astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission pose for a portrait in their spacesuits during a training session. From left are: NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Thomas Marshburn, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer.
The astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission pose for a portrait in their spacesuits during a training session. From left are: NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Thomas Marshburn, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer.
Credits: SpaceX

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third crew rotation mission with astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Arqit and Blue Bear Collaborate on Security of Autonomous Systems

Partnership in live operational scenarios to solve security challenges of autonomous systems

London, UK – 21 October 2021Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), a global leader in quantum encryption technology, has entered into an agreement with Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd. (“Blue Bear”), a pioneering supplier of unmanned and autonomous systems for defence and civil customers.

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Morgan Stanley Research / Tesla Inc: Tesla vs. SpaceX: Sentiment Pushes the Final Frontier

19 Oct 2021 | Adam Jonas CFA | Kristine T Liwag | Landon Park | Simon Flannery | Matthew Sharpe | Billy Kovanis | Evan Silverberg CFA, CPA | Grace G Kim | Alexander Zoeckler
Tesla Inc: Tesla vs. SpaceX: Sentiment Pushes the Final Frontier
From our investor conversations, the sentiment on SpaceX has increased substantially along with the company’s valuation in the private market. Our client survey revealed nearly ⅔ feel SpaceX could be a more valuable company than Tesla (currently >$900bn cap). What happens after Starship is launched?

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