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671 Pilot Mental Health

An airline captain focuses on pilot mental health and tells us what she is doing to bring that conversation into the light. In the news, another aerial refueling tanker competition, a Rolls-Royce electric airplane first flight, an X-Wing at the Smithsonian, a criminal charge stemming from the 737 MAX probe, the Cranky Dorkfest you missed, and emergency landings in Maine. Also, checked baggage issues and gifts for flight attendants. Guest Reyné O’Shaughnessy was a commercial airline pilot...
Tags: US, Atlantic, Maine, Smithsonian, Aviation, Brian, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-royce, Electric, Lucasfilm, Faa, Boeing, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Lockheed, US Air Force


Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk


13 years after retirement, stealthy F-117s popped up again to train against US Air Force fighter jets

An F-117 Nighthawk over Death Valley, California, February 27, 2019. Jerod Harris/Getty Images The F-117 was the world's first operational stealth aircraft, but it officially retired in 2008. Despite that retirement, F-117s have regularly appeared over the southwest US. F-117s appeared again this week in California, where they may be about to square off against F-15s. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world's first operational stealth aircraft, the F-117 Nighthaw...
Tags: Instagram, Navy, California, China, Russia, US, Fresno, America, Trends, United States, Nevada, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, US Air Force, Eagles, Soviet Union


NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusable first-stage of the Falcon 9 rocket executed two burns in its journey back to Earth, landing vertically on the SpaceX droneship “Just Read the Instructions” around 9-and-a-half minutes after launch. Dragon separated from the second stage at 8:16 EST...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Falcon, Blue Origin, Gulf, Atlantic Ocean


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX's first all-civilian crew say they're taking a ukulele, poetry, and a copy of TIME magazine to space

The Inspiration4 crew left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew are set to take a ukulele, poetry, and NFTs to space on Wednesday. The items will be auctioned off to raise money for a hospital where one of the crew members works. Chris Sembroski, who is taking the ukulele, said the "acoustics are pretty good" on board. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crew of SpaceX's al...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Leon, Kennedy Space Center, Proctor, St Jude s Children s Research Hospital, John Kraus, Tech Insider, Arceneaux


SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

The Inspiration4 crew enjoys weightlessness on a parabolic flight, July 11, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first civilians into orbit Wednesday, weather permitting. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed a five-month training program to prepare. Nonetheless, SpaceX is sending them up with zip ties and sedatives in case someone becomes a danger to themselves or others. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX plans to launch a spaceship full ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Associated Press, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Kramer, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


Watch SpaceX launch the first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space live

After months of publicity, an NFT auction, and even a Netflix docu-series, it’s finally here: the four-person crew of Inspiration4 will be heading to space. What makes this launch different from any that came before it? None of the four people onboard are astronauts. The mission marks the first time that an all-civilian crew will fly to space. Let’s meet them: Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire whose fortune comes from the payment processing company Shift4 Payments, which went public ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Florida, Nasa, Earth, Netflix, Lockheed Martin, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, NFT, Crew Dragon, Procter, Kennedy Space Center


NASA awards SpaceX, Blue Origin, and 3 other companies $146 million in contracts to make moon lander designs

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Blue Origin and SpaceX were among five companies that won NASA moon-lander contracts on Tuesday. Both companies will design "sustainable" landers for NASA to regularly send astronauts to the moon. Elon Musk's SpaceX won a $9.4 million contract and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin won a $25.6 million contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA announced on Tuesday that it...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Elon Musk s SpaceX, SpaceX Blue Origin, Dynetics, Northrop Grumman NASA, Kate Duffy


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


SpaceX, Blue Origin awarded NASA contracts to develop moon lander concepts for future Artemis missions

NASA has awarded a combined $146 million in contracts to five companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics, to develop lander concepts as part of the agency’s Artemis program. The awards include $26.5 million to Blue Origin; $40.8 million to Dynetics; $35.2 million to Lockheed Martin; $34.8 million to Northrop Grumman; and $9.4 million to SpaceX. Only two companies that submitted proposals, Blue Ridge Nebula Starlines and Cook & Chevalier Enterprises, did not receive contracts. The cont...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Artemis, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, HLS, NeXTStep, SpaceX Blue Origin, Dynetics, Human Landing System Program, Blue Ridge Nebula Starlines


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


The F-16 pilot who was ready sacrifice her life to bring down Flight 93 on September 11

An F-16 performs a fly-by over Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado, March 31, 2020. US Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer On September 11, 2001, Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penney and her wingman were airborne over Washington DC in unarmed F-16s. The plan was to sacrifice themselves to bring down Flight 93, the hijacked Boeing 757 headed for the nation's Capitol. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the morning of September 11, 2001, as Americans everywhere were shocked by ...
Tags: Congress, Colorado, Navy, Washington Post, Washington, China, Iraq, Southeast Asia, New York City, America, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Hud, Pentagon, Nevada


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


The 30 companies engineering students in the US are most excited to work for

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 19, 2020. Joe Skipper/Reuters Universum just published its annual ranking of the most attractive employers in the US. Looking at the results for engineering students, a high share of students named SpaceX as an ideal employer. Here are the 30 employers with the highest s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, General Motors, Nike, Intel, Nasa, International Space Station, Shanghai, Ibm


The 30 companies where computer science students in the US most want to land a job

Carsten Koall/Getty Images Google is an ideal employer for US computer science students. That's according to Universum's annual ranking that was just released. The following are the employers with the highest share of computer science students listing them as an attractive employer. See more stories on Insider's business page. 30. J.P. Morgan: 3.81% of computer science students ranked the banking company among their top five ideal employers. The JPMorgan Chase & Co. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, New York City, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Intel, Nasa


Firefly Aerospace Rocket Explodes During Inaugural Test Launch

Firefly Aerospace’s first attempt to launch its two-stage Alpha rocket has ended in a spectacular fireball. No one ever said starting a rocket company was going to be easy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rocket, Firefly, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Minotaur, Outer Space, Private Spaceflight, Jeff Foust, Tom Markusic, Firefly Aerospace, Space Industry, Max Polyakov, Firefly Alpha


Exclusive-Lockheed's Aerojet Deal Gets Support From 13 Members of Congress - Letter

By Mike StoneWASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of 13 members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter to the Pentagon supporting Lockheed Martin's...
Tags: Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, Reuters, U S Congress, Aerojet, Mike StoneWASHINGTON, Congress Letter


Pandemic-driven liquid oxygen shortage threatens ULA, SpaceX launches

The ongoing reverberations from the COVID-19 pandemic are continuing to make themselves felt in the most unlikely of places: spaceflight. On Friday, NASA took the unexpected step to ground a September satellite launch due to pandemic-related shortages of liquid oxygen (LOX), and there may be more launch delays yet to come. Demand for oxygen has only risen with the Delta variant, which in many cities pushed hospitalization and ICU admittance rates back to where they were at the start of the pande...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Tech, Supply Chains, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Orlando, Orlando Florida


Shahrukh Tarapore’s journey to promoting purposeful technology

“There’s a mantra out there — ‘move fast and break things.’ I think it’s created a lot of problems beyond technology,” the Archetype Solutions Group exec said. “I think there’s a way to learn and not cause chaos for chaos’ sake.” Archetype Solutions Group’s new CTO, Shahrukh Tarapore, spent a lot of time in academia before realizing he didn’t want to become a tenured-track professor. He was on the road to getting a Ph.D in computer science, but wanted to be able to apply research in a more direc...
Tags: Interview, Life, India, United States, Philadelphia, Lockheed Martin, University Of Virginia, Chris, Philly, Cherry Hill, Paige, Shahrukh Tarapore, Archetype Solutions Group, CTO Shahrukh Tarapore, Technical ly Tarapore, Chris Cera


10 Things in Politics: These 13 experts fix DC's biggest crises

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:13 of the best crisis experts in politics and businessThe Education Department could launch civil-rights investigations into states banning mask mandatesRachel Maddow is staying at MSNBCWith Phil Rosen. Clockwise from left are, Judy Smith, founder of Smith & Company; Lanny Davis, cofounder of Davis Goldberg ...
Tags: Florida, National Weather Service, Rachel Maddow, Education, Congress, Washington Post, Cbs News, Politico, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Fbi


Sikorsky Helicopter Plant in Pennsylvania to Close

Lockheed Martin says it'll close its Sikorsky helicopter plant in southeastern Pennsylvania, saying it has made a final decision on it amid a downturn in the commercial helicopter sector.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Helicopter Plant


Lockheed expands Skunk Works operations in Palmdale

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has completed construction of a high-tech manufacturing facility in Palmdale, home to its Skunk Works operations. The 215,000-square-foot   factory will incorporate digital tools, robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to reduce the need for hard tooling. Investment in the factory began in 2018. The aerospace giant said it has expanded its California workforce by more than 1,500 since then, and the new Palmdale factory includes office and break...
Tags: Business, Technology, California, Sport, Soccer, Military, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Khan, Aerospace, Lockheed, Skunk Works, Federal Trade Commission, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Atk, Dalton


An Uber-backed aerospace company looking to make flying taxis a reality by 2024 leaps 15% in its stock-market debut

Joby Aviation Startup Joby Aviation, which aims to launch air taxis by 2024, surged 15% in its trading debut on Wednesday. The aircraft designer went public via a SPAC merger with Reid Hoffman-backed Reinvent Technology Partners. It expects to begin making its electric aircraft, which can take off and land vertically, next year. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Stock in California-based Joby Aviation, a startup that promises to launch an air-taxi s...
Tags: Uber, California, Germany, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Zynga, Reid Hoffman, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Mark Pincus, Federal Aviation Administration, Nyse, Forbes, SPAC


Latent AI, which says it can compress common AI models by 10x, lands some key backing

Roughly a year ago, Latent AI, a now three-year-old, Menlo Park, Ca.-based startup, pitched a handful of investors during TechCrunch’s Battlefield competition. It didn’t win that contest, but that hasn’t kept it from winning the interest of investors elsewhere. It just closed on $15 million in Series A funding in a round co-led by Future Ventures and Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from Booz Allen, Lockheed Martin, 40 North Ventures, and Autotech Ventures. The company has now raised $22.5...
Tags: Google, Siri, Tech, Lockheed Martin, SVP, Menlo Park CA, SRI International, Booz Allen, Chai, Steve Jurvetson, Xilinx, Jurvetson, AutoTech Ventures, Kandasamy, Future Ventures, Blackhorn Ventures


SpaceX's first all-civilian launch next month will be chronicled in a Netflix documentary

Inspiration Crew (Left to Right) Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, Chris Sembroski. Netflix Netflix is making a documentary series about SpaceX's Inspiration flight. The series about the first all-civilian flight will premiere in five parts in September. Inspiration is set to launch from Kennedy Space Station on September 15. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic launch of SpaceX's Inspir...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, News, Entertainment, Iraq, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Michael Jordan, Lockheed Martin, Chicago Bulls, U S Air Force, Kennedy Space Center


Autonomous cargo drone startup Elroy Air lands $40M Series A

Elroy Air has raised a $40 million Series A, including financing from Lockheed Martin’s venture capital arm, to ramp up the build, testing and validation of its inaugural autonomous cargo drone. The funding round saw participation from Marlinspike Capital and Prosperity7, as well as existing investors Catapult Ventures, DiamondStream Partners, Side X Side Management, Shield Capital Partners and Precursor Ventures. This latest round brings Elroy’s total raised to $48 million to date. The four-and...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Navy, Tech, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, Drone Delivery, Merrill, U S Air Force, Small Business Innovation Research, Elroy, Autonomous Drones, David Merrill, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Joby Aviation