Lockheed Martin Technology Protects NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission

Lockheed Martin engineers work on the construction of the aeroshell for the Mars 2020 mission. The cone-shaped back shell and orange heat shield will protect the Perseverance rover on its way to the surface of Mars.

DENVER, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) developed the technology behind the aeroshell that will protect NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance, and deploy the first-ever Mars helicopter. The Mars 2020 spacecraft with its Perseverance rover is scheduled to launch July 30 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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How can UK’s supermarkets compete with Amazon?

The Extra Long Queues have encouraged on0line ordering but there have been many complaints about the very poor service. Typically, customers are given a delivery slot weeks away and items shown in-stock are not available when the orders are picked. This results in many customers receiving poor substitutions and reduced orders, withthe supermarket chain relying on desperate customers accepting whatever is sent to them……..BRN Ed

Will Broome, CEO of retail tech pioneers Ubamarket, comments on how supermarkets can rise to the challenges of e-commerce:

The lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has caused online food sales to almost double, with grocers struggling to cater to demand. In response to this, Amazon has announced free grocery deliveries for Prime members in the UK. According to Mintel, there are approximately 15 million Amazon Prime subscribers in the UK, showing how large the Amazon’s market is. This move has caused a great deal of concern for UK supermarkets across the land, as it has become arguably more difficult for grocers to make a profit with online sales compared to physical retail.

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WATCH: Biden: “That’s a joke. I didn’t know where we were.”

WATCH: Biden at press event: “That’s a joke. I didn’t know where we were.”

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden told reporters he did not know where he was before a speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Del. ‘Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Kingswood Community Center,’ Biden said, before freezing for a few seconds. ‘Actually, that’s the one down where I used to work. That’s a joke. I didn’t know where we were.'” (Washington Free Beacon)

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Resolve Marine frees ice-bound platform barge off Alaska shoreline; Australia bans Marmaras Navigation bulker for failing to pay crew

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Resolve Marine frees ice-bound platform barge off Alaska shoreline

When a platform barge used to support gold mining operations grounded in shallow water west of Nome Harbor back in April, Resolve Marine Alaska mobilized teams and resources in response. Full Article

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Virgin Galactic Reveals SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior

SpaceshipTwo Unity flying free in the New Mexico Airspace for the first time

Virgin Galactic Reveals SpaceShipTwo Cabin Interior

 AR Enabled Mobile App, Launched After Live Online Event, Brings Cabin and Spaceflight Experience Alive for Space Enthusiasts Everywhere.

 Cabin design driven by astronaut experience:

 Individually sized, reclining seats for G-force management and float zone volume;

  • Automated mood lighting harmonizes with each flight phase;
  • Personal seat back screens connect astronauts to live flight data;
  • Cabin architecture facilitates effortless movement in weightlessness;
  • 16 cameras provide high definition footage and stills;
  • 12 cabin windows for astronauts to gaze at Earth from;
  • Largest mirror in a spaceship cabin – mirror reflects the real-time astronaut experience. 

 

LAS CRUCES, N.M. [July 28, 2020] – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic” or “the Company”), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, today revealed the cabin interior of its first SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity in a virtual event streamed live on YouTube.

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Budapest Airport’s charity runway race to go ahead

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The annual charity race ‘Runway Run’, organised on Budapest Airport’s runway, will be held for the eighth time this year. Runway I will be closed for the duration of the event where aviation professionals, athletes, and representatives of the tourism sector will participate, in support of noble causes with all entry fees donated to the SUHANJ! Foundation and the Anthony Nolan Foundation.

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