Front Page: NASA Defends Decision To Retain JWST Name
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Front Page: NASA Defends Decision To Retain JWST Name

by Jeff Foust — October 20, 2021 NASA Administrator James Webb (right) with former President Harry Truman outside NASA Headquarters in 1961. A NASA historical review found no evidence Webb was involved in discriminatory actions against LGBTQ employees at NASA or the State Department. Credit: NASA WASHINGTON — NASA officials are standing by their decision…

Front Page: NASA Requests Information For American Crew Transportation To Space Station
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Front Page: NASA Requests Information For American Crew Transportation To Space Station

NASA released a request for information from American industry capable of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective human space transportation services to and from the International Space Station to ensure a continuous human presence aboard the microgravity laboratory. NASA is considering the acquisition of commercial crew space transportation services from one or more U.S. providers through commercial services…

Front Page: Blue Origin Looks At Participation In Military “rocket Cargo” Program
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Front Page: Blue Origin Looks At Participation In Military “rocket Cargo” Program

Thomas Martin, director of national security programs: ‘We’re in conversations with U.S. Transportation Command’ NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Blue Origin could become the second U.S. rocket company to sign a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to examine how space vehicles might be used to transport cargo around the world.  “We’re in conversations with U.S.…

Front Page: Connecting The Dots | Crowded Orbits Pose New Security Threats
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Front Page: Connecting The Dots | Crowded Orbits Pose New Security Threats

by Jason Rainbow — October 20, 2021 The value of smallsats will be fully realized when the disorganized flock is transformed into a carefully orchestrated constellation. Credit: NASA illustration Cybersecurity threats are a growing concern for day-to-day life on Earth. As thousands of satellites are launched to orbit, are there new risks to consider in…

Front Page: Crew Works Maintenance, Botany Before Resupply Ship Relocation
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Front Page: Crew Works Maintenance, Botany Before Resupply Ship Relocation

An aurora streams over the Earth as the space station orbited above the southern Indian Ocean in between Australia and Antarctica.Life support, spacesuits and botany work filled Wednesday’s schedule for the Expedition 66 crew aboard the International Space Station. The orbital residents are also gearing up for a Russian resupply ship backing away from the…

BUSINESS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions On The Use Of A Booster Dose For COVID-19 Vaccines
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BUSINESS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions On The Use Of A Booster Dose For COVID-19 Vaccines

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amending the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose as follows:…

BUSINESS: Global Floor Sealer And Finisher Market Report 2021-2026 Featuring Prominent Players – Armstrong Flooring, Diversey, 3M, Sika
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BUSINESS: Global Floor Sealer And Finisher Market Report 2021-2026 Featuring Prominent Players – Armstrong Flooring, Diversey, 3M, Sika

DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Floor Sealer and Finisher Market – Global Outlook & Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The floor sealer and finisher market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.58% during the period 2020-2026. Renovation and remodeling are the significant factors driving the…

PUBLIC POLICY: Oath Keepers In The State House: How A Militia Movement Took Root In The Republican Mainstream
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PUBLIC POLICY: Oath Keepers In The State House: How A Militia Movement Took Root In The Republican Mainstream

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. But there’s another pledge that Clampitt said he’s upholding: to the…

ITALY NEWS: Covid-19: Italy sees protests against mandatory health passports for workplaces
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ITALY NEWS: Covid-19: Italy sees protests against mandatory health passports for workplaces

ITALY NEWS: A demonstration in Trieste, Italy, against the mandate for health passports in the workplace turned into a riot on 18 October, with police using tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds. Protests against the use of covid passports have been spreading throughout the country, with protestors claiming they are discriminatory. This autumn…

ITALY NEWS: Klarna Highlights Holiday Shopping Trends in Italy
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ITALY NEWS: Klarna Highlights Holiday Shopping Trends in Italy

ITALY NEWS: GIFT WISH LIST: Celebrating a year since its Italian launch, global bank, shopping and payments service Klarna released a report on Wednesday detailing the shopping trends for the upcoming holiday season. According to the research presented by Klarna Italy country manager Francesco Passone, 24 percent of Italian consumers expect to spend more for…

BUSINESS: Velo3D To Announce Third-Quarter 2021 Results On November 9, 2021
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BUSINESS: Velo3D To Announce Third-Quarter 2021 Results On November 9, 2021

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD) — a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2021 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The company will host an earnings conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results at 2:00…

BUSINESS: Allison Transmission Makes Strategic Equity Investment In Jing-Jin Electric Technologies
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BUSINESS: Allison Transmission Makes Strategic Equity Investment In Jing-Jin Electric Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, today announced that it will participate in the initial public offering (IPO) of Jing-Jin Electric (JJE), a leader in electric motor, inverter, and integrated electrified propulsion systems within the largest electric vehicle market in the world. As…

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions: Satellites find, monitor methane leaks in country
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RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions: Satellites find, monitor methane leaks in country

RUSSIA NEWS: On the morning of Friday, June 4, an underground gas pipeline running through the ancient state of Tatarstan sprang a leak. And not a small one. In a different era, the massive leak might have gone unnoticed. But a Washington Post photographer, using satellite imagery and tracking GPS coordinates, found a likely spot…

Religion: Evangélicos dizem que suas igrejas foram reabertas sem restrições
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Religion: Evangélicos dizem que suas igrejas foram reabertas sem restrições

De acordo com uma nova pesquisa, realizada pelo Pew Research Center, quase metade dos cristãos evangélicos, 49%, estão frequentando cultos pessoalmente sem nenhuma restrição relacionada ao COVID-19. Entre os entrevistados que alegam comparecer normalmente a cultos pelo menos uma ou duas vezes por mês, uma maioria de 64% disseram que foram à igreja pessoalmente no…

FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments
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FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments

Inyo Hotshots on the KNP Complex of fires, Sept. 29, 2021. InciWeb.Guest postBy Tim Swedberg On September 26, Wildfire Today published an article titled, Survey of Wildland Firefighter Spouses Finds the Job Creates Stress for the Family. The Survey tabulated responses from 1,841 persons including 1,599 from the Forest Service. One of the findings was “78.1…

Front Page: Rhea Space Activity To Develop Cislunar Space ‘dashboard’ For U.S. Air Force
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Front Page: Rhea Space Activity To Develop Cislunar Space ‘dashboard’ For U.S. Air Force

by Sandra Erwin — October 20, 2021 A notional illustration of an Earth-moon “transportation network” for access throughout cislunar space. Credit: Purdue University/Kate Starr RSA physicist Cameo Lance: ‘There are literally infinite amounts of trajectories in cislunar space’ WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has extended a research contract with startup Rhea Space Activity to…

Front Page: From Space Traffic Awareness To Space Traffic Management
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Front Page: From Space Traffic Awareness To Space Traffic Management

The term “space traffic management” (STM) inevitably triggers comparisons to air traffic management. It conjures visions of controllers looking at screens and directing spacecraft to maneuver to avoid collisions, much like air traffic controllers do with aircraft. The reality is far different. Defunct aircraft don’t linger in airspace for years or decades, unlike satellites. Aircraft…

Front Page: Meet The Winners Of Two ESA Competitions At The IAC 2021
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Front Page: Meet The Winners Of Two ESA Competitions At The IAC 2021

Agency 20/10/2021 180 views 4 likes Ten start-up companies and SMEs secured the top places in ESA’s 2020 start-up competition and the Agency’s 2021 Global Space Markets Challenge.  They will attend the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai on 25–29 October as part of their awards and will showcase their companies at dedicated events. Meet the…

HEALTH: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report
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HEALTH: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Oct. 18, 2021 — Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older. As a result, many of these people — nearly 44% — are physically limited and…

HEALTH: Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain
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HEALTH: Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may have found a noninvasive way to temporarily open the brain’s borders to allow tumor-fighting medication inside.By necessity, the brain is shielded by a layer of specialized cells called the blood-brain barrier. Its job is to allow needed substances in — like oxygen…

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