12:08 p.m. Morgan Hill seafood wholesaler struck by outbreak: At least 38 workers at a Morgan Hill seafood wholesaler have tested positive for the coronavirus, Santa Clara County’s top health official said Tuesday. Dr. Sara Cody told the county’s Health and Hospital Committee that officials will test everyone again Wednesday at Lusamerica Foods where the outbreak was confirmed. The first case arose a few weeks ago in an employee whose spouse fell ill, Cody said. Lusamerica said all of the infected remained at home and most were asymptomatic. “We are doing everything we can to provide a safe working environment for our employees,” chief operating officer Louise Moretti told The Chronicle. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Health worker cases in U.S. top 60,000, CDC says
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The independent ability to launch crews into space to perform work and experiments is an important job that has been limited since the space shuttle era ended. Gyuk said he will be glued to his computer monitor this week when astronauts once again launch from the U.S. Space Coast in Florida. … [Read more...] about SpaceX Launch Marks New Era in Space Travel
NASA’s aim is to have a cost-effective and safe system to send crews to space. Boeing also has a spacecraft in the testing phase for crewed missions. For cargo deliveries, both SpaceX and Northrop Grumman have sent multiple spacecraft to the ISS in recent years. … [Read more...] about NASA, SpaceX Set to Launch First Crewed Mission
After several years of explosive growth, SpaceX is on track to capture no less than 40 percent of the global commercial space-launch market, valued at around $6 billion annually, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A recent, $1.6 billion NASA contract helped SpaceX get into the global government launch market. And now with the X-37B, the company is cementing its foothold in the prestigious national-security segment of the government market, which is worth as much as $70 billion through 2030. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Launches Secret Robot Space Shuttle. No, Seriously.
Elon Musk, the founder of the American-based private launching company, SpaceX, underlined the problem last week before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Musk, a very canny Canadian-American businessman best known as the entrepreneur behind the Tesla luxury electric car, noted that his SpaceX launch vehicles are designed and manufactured in California and Texas, and launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base or Cape Canaveral. … [Read more...] about U.S. Spy Satellites Riding Russian Rockets into Space