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NASA advances plan to commercialize International Space Station

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) — The planned launch of a private commercial airlock to the International Space Station in November will accelerate NASA’s plan to turn the station into a hub of private industry, space agency officials said.

The commercialization plan also includes the launch of a private habitat and laboratory by 2024 and a project NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Twitter in May in which actor Tom Cruise will film a movie in space.

The 20-year-old space station may even have a private citizen on board again for the first time in years in late 2021, according to Phil McAlister, NASA’s director of commercial spaceflight. It’s part of a plan to wean the space station off NASA’s public funding of $3 billion to $4 billion per year.

“We expanded the scope and range of activities that can be done on ISS,” McAlister said in an interview earlier this year. “We carved out resources — power, oxygen, data — and we know we can support a paying customer, probably twice a year for up to a month.”

Detailed plans for those stints at the space station are partly proprietary, he said.

Whether private citizens return or not, NASA has increased corporate missions to the space station in recent years.

One example was Estee Lauder, which sent 10 bottles of skin cream to the space station Oct. 1 as part of a $128,000 contract with NASA, according to the company and NASA.

The agency charges $17,500 per hour for the astronauts’ time, according to its fee schedule. A representative for Estee Lauder confirmed the project last week, but declined to elaborate.

Anheuser-Busch has sent barley seeds to the ISS several times, including an experiment to see how the seeds could be sprouted, known as malting, in microgravity.

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Advances In Technology And It is Effects On Education

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With the passage of the No Little one Left Behind Law, each state is required to set their very own performance benchmarks and through a sequence of assessments assess the tutorial improvement of all students to ensure accountability for the billions of dollars being invested within the American public education system. In a multicultural setting, students, academics, and other educators study to simply accept folks from totally different backgrounds. As a result of a working knowledge of English is required in many fields and occupations, education ministries around the world mandate the teaching of English to at the least a basic degree.

Kids who feel supported within such a structured surroundings are likely to help to create a optimistic surroundings within the classroom. If college students must cope with textbooks which might be outdated, lack of toiletries, and computer systems from the late Eighties, their opportunity to advance academically is dismal and their probabilities of dropping out of school probably.

The scholars will then upload their paper to a website for the instructor to evaluate. What a shock they’re going to get once they depart faculty and understand that learning is a lifelong necessity. Loving kind natured teachers easily get favoured by children and so they obey them as things fulfils objective of education in right manner.

The entry to this information makes it extremely easy for college kids to just answer questions and not really learn the knowledge. When billions of dollars are divided among the 9.6 million eligible faculty-aged youngsters, the potential for change is staggering.

They are efficient instruments for the school management as well as the parents, who want to know whether their college students or kids are safe whereas travelling from faculty to home and vice versa. The role is very vital for college students …