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Inside Sierra Nevada Corp’s space plans, from the reusable ‘Dream Chaser’ to inflatable habitats

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  • Private contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) invested heavily in its space systems division, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit.
  • The crown jewel of SNC’s space portfolio is Dream Chaser: A reusable spacecraft that is built to launch atop a traditional rocket and land on a runway like an airplane.
  • “We view the Dream Chaser as something that eventually in low Earth orbit will be providing transportation, logistics and crew for everybody,” Steve Lindsey, SNC’s senior vice president of strategy space systems, told CNBC.



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An animation shows Dream Chaser and its Shooting Star cargo module in orbit around the Earth.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is best known as a private aerospace and national security contractor – but the company is investing heavily in its space systems division, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit.

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“Our view of the future is a vibrant, commercial low Earth orbit economy,” Steve Lindsey, SNC’s senior vice president of strategy space systems, told CNBC. “We want to be the logistics and crew providers in that future, so we’re really playing the long game.”

While SNC to date has been involved in hundreds of exploration missions and more, the crown jewel of its space portfolio is Dream Chaser: A reusable spacecraft that, in appearance resembling a miniaturized NASA Space Shuttle, is built to launch atop a traditional rocket and land on a runway like an airplane.

“We view the Dream Chaser as something that eventually in low Earth orbit will be providing transportation, logistics and crew for everybody,” Lindsey said.

Dream Chaser gets ready to launch



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Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser.

In the coming year or so ahead, SNC is focused on Dream Chaser’s first launch. The

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University of Northern Iowa plans to tackle ‘education debt’

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Mark Nook, Iowa View contributor
Published 5:15 a.m. CT Oct. 11, 2020

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When lifelong educator Gloria Ladson-Billings framed the concept of “education debts,” she had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” in mind; that one day, our nation would overcome inequality, uplift one another to realize the full potential of our gifts, and let judgment fall on our character.  

More than six decades after Brown v. Board of Education legally desegregated America’s schools, we have made progress in our society’s effort to confront racial inequality. High school completion rates continue to increase for minoritized students. The percentage of minoritized students between the ages of 18 and 24 enrolled in a college or university also continues to rise. But let’s be clear: We still have so much work to do.

High school completion and college enrollment rates, along with a litany of research and news headlines, continue to show that our nation has not yet achieved the dream of equality King pronounced at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial nearly 60 years ago. That work, as Ladson-Billings describes, is the “education debt” we must confront to overcome centuries of racial injustice in our nation. Education debts require us to shift from deficit thinking (”why are students not succeeding?”) to accountability (“how can we strengthen practice to better help students navigate the societal barriers to success?”). We know all students can be successful. It is our charge to ensure they are. 

We are taking this work very seriously at the University of Northern Iowa. The six-year graduation rate of our minoritized students far exceeds the average of institutions similar to UNI. We are investing in scholarships for first-generation students, and we are growing our outreach to help communities confront inequities that fall along demographic lines, among many other efforts. We are

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Lesson Plans For Choosing A Career Path

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There isn’t a excellent career, however there may be the right career for every particular person. As a career coach I’ve seen some individuals develop a sense of helpless and self-resignation when time in a job like that continues and it appears there is no such thing as a way out of it. Some of my shoppers have worked in the same job for many years and their self-perception has become so restricted that it is conveyed in the tone of their communication and their disposition.

Many individuals think of a level in human providers as making use of solely to jobs with-within the realm of social work resembling counselors, caseworkers or advocates. Please pray to God to please carry my love ravishek and I back together for good, stronger, better and committed.

If you do not contemplate your values when planning your career, there’s a good chance you’ll dislike your work, and therefore not succeed in it. For instance, anybody who wants autonomy in his work would really feel sad in a job where others are the only real resolution-makers.

But, career choices aren’t always positioned on this optimistic and blissful side, as many persons who’ve pursued a certain career path have realized that they were all unsuitable and day-to-day job could not fulfill their expectations.

Your half-time home business work offers you the flexibility to be a helpmate to your husband. That is one trait that makes this personality successful in several INFP jobs. A career is consequently just like an occupation however is commonly much broader, as it may contain a number of linked occupational jobs in the identical or related fields.…

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Cambridge University plans to stop fossil fuel investments by 2030

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  • Cambridge University becomes the latest high profile institution to announce its intention to divest from fossil fuels.
  • Its move away from fossil fuels is set to be staggered across a number of years. 



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The University of Cambridge said it would aim to “divest from all direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels” by the year 2030.

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In a statement outlining its plans, the British university said Thursday the £3.5 billion ($4.53 billion) Cambridge University Endowment Fund (CUEF) also intended to “ramp up investments in renewable energy as it divests from fossil fuels.”

The move is set to be staggered. Among other things, the CUEF will: “withdraw investments with conventional energy-focused public equity managers” by December of this year; develop “significant investments in renewable energy” by the year 2025; and “divest from all meaningful exposure in fossil fuels by 2030.”

In addition, the fund will look to reach “net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire investment portfolio by 2038.”

Tilly Franklin, the university’s chief investment officer, described climate change, ecological destruction and biodiversity loss as presenting “an urgent existential threat, with severe risks to humankind and all other life on Earth.”

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“The Investment Office has responded to those threats by pursuing a strategy that aims to support and encourage the global transition to a carbon-neutral economy,” she added.

In another step which could have significant implications in the years ahead, Cambridge explained that, going forward, “all research funding and other donations” would be scrutinized to make sure donors could “demonstrate compatibility with the University’s objectives on cutting greenhouse gas emissions before any funding is accepted.”

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Lesson Plans For Selecting A Career Path

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For those who are employed now, together with those who are looking for a job, employment at its basis represents a need. When applying for jobs I found no government web sites specified my degree. A Career coach is an expert in working with individuals who want to improve their work satisfaction, change jobs, or make a career change. You probably have been in the identical job for some time, or held several associated jobs, you could find it easier to explain your occupation.

In the event you pray instantly after God reveals His plans, He’ll answer them (in due time). Olden days are gone, when just a degree would assist an individual to get excessive profile job by giving bribe or utilizing another mean. College students come out of that faculty with crushing debt and a ineffective diploma.

After getting laid the ground, you’ll be able to select the level and depth of training relying in your personal goals. A career is often associated to and defined as an occupation, which an individual can have considered one of throughout their lifetime, multiple of at a time, or change as their interests change.

So if you’re just switching jobs for just a few thousand extra, think twice, it may not be worth it. Do not concentrate on cash proper now. Job satisfaction is commonly higher in an occupational position, however in fashionable times, it’s far much less seemingly than it was that folks keep in only one occupation.

Generally, a person hoping to work as counselor in a supervised setting or as a job coach might be requred to have a Bachelor’s diploma which may include basic licensing depending in your state. In an effort to change the format of an individual’s resume I’ve to help them first see their …

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