News Update – Week of 9/18/2017

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News Update – Week of 9/18/2017

Asgardia announces next steps. The administrative offices of Head of the Space Kingdom Asgardia officially closed voting polls a few weeks ago, and finally released the results of the vote this past week. Issuing decrees 12 and 13, Dr. Ashurbeyli ordered the Central Electoral Commission to begin preparations for parliamentary elections, and openly congratulated the quote first golden hundred thousand Asgardians. Decree 13 hinted that the next steps in the process would be issuing official identification and passport preparations.

US Defense Giant to buy out Orbital ATK. Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK in a $9.2 billion deal, the companies announced September 18th. Under the terms of the deal, Northrop Grumman will pay $7.8 billion in cash and assume $1...

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News from Space – Week of 9-10-2017

Hurricane Irma, Jose and Katia smash the North American Peninsula

The current hurricane season has been unusually active in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which caused significant flooding in the American state of Texas, Irma roared through the Caribbean islands, damaging homes and forcing evacuations. Irma made landfall in the United States, with storm surge warnings being posted for the state of Florida. Some surges are expected to reach up to four and a half meters.

NASA’s spacecraft Cassini prepares for it’s suicide

The spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Saturn, will take a death plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15th...

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