Kennedy Space Center, FL--April 12, 2001 is a night to
celebrate a conjunction of space exploration anniversaries on this date--1961
saw the single-orbit flight of Yuri Gagarin around the Earth by the Soviet Union
as the first tentative human step into space; 1981 marked the first flight of
the Space Shuttle, the only current U.S. manned launch system and space vehicle.
To celebrate Yuri's Night, space enthusiasts are getting ready to party in 64 cities in 29 countries. To find out if there is an event near you,check out www.yurisnight.com.
NASA is leading the way in observing the first Shuttle flight piloted by John Young and Robert Crippen. NASA centers across the country are holding press events to highlight their contributions to the Shuttle program and review the development of the launch system. A good place to start to learn more about the anniversary events and the Space Shuttle in general is at the Kennedy Space Center site: www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/events/sts1.htm. Party on!
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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