The last crewed flight from American soil on an American spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) was the Atlantis space shuttle in 2011. Since then, NASA has been paying the Russians to transport astronauts to the ISS; however, now is the opportunity “to have unfettered access” to the ISS without having to rely on the Russians for transport, according to Morhard. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: ‘A New Era Of Human Exploration’ Begins As NASA, SpaceX Prep For Historic Launch
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“Disneyland needs to be open, and cafes and museums in Paris need to be open before people are going to go back,” Scott Kirby, United Airlines’s new Chief Executive Officer, said to investors May 1. “Conventions need to be open and running. So it's not just about airlines.” … [Read more...] about Airlines are enticing fliers with summer fare deals, double miles. But who’s buying?
Hawaii’s case is likely the most extreme to date, but it’s far from unique. In Washington State, civil rights watchdogs expressed alarm that the state was implementing manual contact-tracing requirements without adequate safeguards. Under the state’s effort, not only would 1,400 contact tracers be hired, but businesses would be required to keep a log of every customer they contacted. Across the country, New York City’s top civil rights watchdog expressed similar alarm at the lack of safeguards for data collected by the city and state’s combined contract tracing program, which may hire as many as 18,000 tracers. And at the same time, Silicon Valley’s effort to get into the COVID-19 tracking business has seen sharp pushback from civil rights and immigrant justice groups, including our own. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Has Turned Paradise Into a Privacy Nightmare
Smart companies hire those who are driven by moral motivations. While businesses used to assume that individuals were primarily selfish creatures, we now see that people are driven by not just self-interest but by a need to care, and a new capitalism has to be built around this larger anthropology. A recent survey showed that 90 percent of Gen Z believe companies should act to help social and environmental issues. Young people want to bring their whole selves to work. So, while many businesses have followed the rules and shuttered their doors during this crisis, morally motivated teams and managers have found ways to play a proactive role. These include Australian clothing designer Scanlan Theodore which has repurposed their factories to build protective healthcare gear and Isinnova, an Italian startup focused on sustainability and innovation, which began 3D printing ventilator parts. … [Read more...] about Building purpose resilient companies
After all, a poll earlier this year from the Washington Post and IPSOS found 83 percent of black people think President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order MORE is a racist. So, what does that say about Justice Thomas? … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: Justice Thomas seizes his moment in the Trump era