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A former WeWork employee sues Adam Neumann's $ 1.7 billion golden parachute

WeWork A former employee sues WeWork in court over $ 1.7 billion worth of golden parachutes reported by co-founder Adam Neumann Minority shareholders have the value of WeWork shares through their actions and options "eroded". "It's unclear why Neumann would pay $ 185 million for the company's strategic direction when his" leadership "led to virtual destruction." The lawsuit relates to …

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SpaceX and Boeing still need a parachute that always works

On Monday, a small capsule launched from their test bench at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, reaching speeds in excess of 600 miles per hour in just a few seconds. The spacecraft was Boeing's Starliner Crew Capsule, which will bring NASA astronauts to the International Space Station from next year. Later this week, SpaceX will also conduct a …

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SpaceX trumpets make progress on commercial parachute tests for the crew

WASHINGTON – SpaceX announced on November 3 that it has now completed 13 consecutive successful tests of a new parachute design for its Crew Dragon spacecraft after initial problems have been resolved. In a tweet, SpaceX released the latest video review of "Mark 3" displays, developed in collaboration with Airborne Systems. The latest test "demonstrated the ability of the parachute …

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British tourist dies at the Grand Canyon parachute jump

(News) – Another tragedy in the Grand Canyon: The authorities say a British tourist was killed in a parachute jump near the canyon on Sunday morning. The police say 55-year-old Christopher Swales was fatally injured after he and his partner, an instructor at a local parachute jumping center, encountered "difficulties" in a tandem jump, the BBC reports. The problem occurred …

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Europe's problems with the Marslander parachute could be worse than expected

Enlarge / When the ExoMars spacecraft lands successfully on Mars, it will deploy the Rosalind Franklin Rover. [19659003] ESA In October 2016, Europe's smaller Schiaparelli lander entered the Martian atmosphere and attempted to touch the surface of the red planet. Due to a height measurement error, however, the lander's parachute system was triggered prematurely and the lander crashed onto Mars. …

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ExoMars parachute test fails for the second time

Next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send ExoMars 2020 to the Red Planet. This mission consists of an ESA-built Rover ( Rosalind Franklin ) and a Russia-led Surface Research Platform ( Kazachok ), which studies the Martian environment to characterize its surface and atmosphere To prepare for this mission, the engineers put the Rover and Lander through their …

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Woman survives fall of more than 5,000 feet after parachute fails

Woman survives a fall of more than 5,000 feet after the parachute failed Updated: 20:08 PDT Aug 15, 2019 A 30-year-old woman recovers after falling from an airplane more than 300 meters high. The woman, whose name was not published, was skydiving on Saturday near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, when her main and emergency umbrellas did not open. She crashed into a …

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Europe and Russia have problems with the ExoMars parachute. This could jeopardize the launch of Mars in 2020

There is a concern that the European-Russian mission ExoMars 2020 could become ExoMars 2022. The problem involves parachute testing and a series of stumbling attempts when trying to qualify for the descent system. The ExoMars team continues to investigate parachute design following an unsuccessful high-altitude drop test last week. The surface science platform, named Kazachok, is scheduled to launch next …

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Exomars: Parachute test failure threatens start date

Copyright Esa Caption The Rosalind Franklin Rover carries a drill to collect samples from below the Martian surface A European-Russian attempt to land on Mars was struck by another parachute failure during a drop test in Sweden. It's the second test crash involving the parachutes. I can not afford another outage. The next test is crucial if a delay to …

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