Daily Archives: 10.11.2020

Crew-1 Brings Wide Range of Experience to Space Station Mission (Part 1)

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Bob Cabana (left) addresses Crew-1 during their arrival ceremony on Sunday. Listening to the director are (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. Photo Credit: NASA Four astronauts with a cumulative 506 days in space between them, more than 7,900 orbits of Earth and over 33 hours of spacewalking are set ...

Read More »

The Briefing: DOJ Hits Visa with Antitrust Suit Over $5.3B Plaid Deal, Vivid Money Raises $17M, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. DOJ files antitrust suit over Visa’s acquisition of Plaid The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging credit card network Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech company Plaid, The Wall ...

Read More »

Cosmic Opportunities №5

New week and fresh news to our fellow readers: Gustav Mellstig – 10’20 has left the “Vricon Systems AB”, he was CFO. Became Business Controller Surface Radar in “Saab”. Tom Homer – 10’20 has left the “Laser Light Global”, he was Chief Customer Officer. Became Senior Vice President in “GTT”. Jeremy Browne – 09’20 has left “Agrian Inc”, he was ...

Read More »

Photos: Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 ready for rollout to pad 39A

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Resilience” spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket — stretching 215 feet long — are ready for rollout to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the launch of four astronauts Saturday night to the International Space Station. These photos taken inside SpaceX’s hangar at the southern perimeter of pad 39A. A transporter-erector will haul the ...

Read More »

Kik Kicks Back at SEC in Final Judgement – $5 Million Fine & Final Judgement Reached

Shortly after the court granted the US Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) motion for summary judgment, holding that, undisputed facts in the case established that Kik Interactive, Inc. (“Kik”)’s sale of Kin constituted an unregistered offering of securities that did not qualify for any kind of exemption from registration, a final judgement was reached. On October 20, 2020, the U.S. ...

Read More »

SNC names former NASA Center Director and astronaut Janet Kavandi to lead SNC’s space business

(5 November 2020 – Sierra Nevada Corporation) Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced that former NASA Glenn Research Center Director and astronaut Janet Kavandi has been named executive vice president of SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) business area based in Louisville, Colorado. Kavandi will oversee all aspects of SNC’s space business including the much-anticipated first flight of its Dream Chaser ...

Read More »

DCC’s half year operating profits rise by 8%

DCC's chief executive Donal Murphy Business support services company DCC has reported an increase in operating profits but a drop in revenues for the six months to the end of September in what it called a "robust" performance. DCC said its half year operating profits rose by 8.3% to £176.1m compared to £162.6m the same time last year, while its ...

Read More »

NASA’s Aeronautics Experts Help Prepare Ingenuity to Fly on Mars

So, you want to try flying a helicopter on Mars. You work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California and have proven time and again that when it comes to landing and operating robotic probes and rovers on the distant Red Planet you pretty much know what you’re doing. This illustration shows Ingenuity awaiting takeoff on Mars. NASA’s aviation experts in atmospheric flight ...

Read More »

Osome Banks On $3M For Accounting ‘Super App’

Osome is giving small and medium-sized businesses a way to automate their back-office duties with an accounting and corporate compliance “super app” that is now backed by a new round of $3 million in funding. “We provide small and medium-sized enterprises–SMEs–with a one-stop shop,”  Victor Lysenko, founder and CEO of Osome, told Crunchbase News. “The main part is accounting and ...

Read More »