More than 400,000 worked to make the historic Apollo 11 mission happen. Among them a number of women, such as Margaret Hamilton (pictured), who led the team that developed the spacecraft's in-flight software; Judith Love Cohen, who designed the Abort-Guidance System in the Apollo lunar module and helped plan a return-to-Earth orbit in case the crew had to abort a mission before reaching the Moon; and Katherine Johnson, who calculated rendezvous paths for the lunar module and command module, and also plotted backup navigational charts for the astronauts. Click the 🔗 in our bio to learn more about these women. ...
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Reaching the moon was a giant leap for mankind—and for the businesses behind the project. The Apollo program’s total cost was about $25.4 billion, about $152 billion in today’s dollars. Click the link in our bio for Apollo facts and figures by the numbers. (📸: NASA)
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Buzz Aldrin’s remarks have never been published in their entirety before, but to mark Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we've released our exclusive video interview with him at the 🔗 in our bio.
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Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan recently announced his retirement after a nine-year NFL career. Morgan, the 2009 ACC defensive player of the year while at Georgia Tech before entering the 2010 NFL Draft and being selected 16th overall by the Titans, racked up 44.5 sacks during his pro career and was a free agent this spring after completing a four-year, $27 million contract. @dmorg91, who turned 30 in January, is already putting his mind and energy toward his next act as a real estate investor. He recently set up an Opportunity Zone fund to invest in marginalized communities. Opportunity Zone ...
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A teen’s two-pod a day Juul addiction caused a massive stroke, according to the lawsuit - which is the first time the e-cigarette company has been sued for a medical issue this severe. The stroke required three brain surgeries and left the plaintiff with left side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50% loss of vision from both eyes. Maxwell Berger, now 22, developed an addiction to Juul products during the summer of 2015 as he was finishing his last year of high school, the lawsuit says. By 2017, Berger was taking puffs of his Juul as often as every ten ...
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The Louvre became the first major museum to remove the Sackler family name from its walls, continuing a larger trend of organizations distancing themselves from the philanthropy of Purdue Pharma’s owners (whose wealth was estimated at $13 billion by Forbes as recently as 2016), who are inextricably linked to America’s opioid crisis. Since 1997, the Louvre’s Persian and Levantine artifact collection was housed in the Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiquities. More at the 🔗 in our bio. (📸: AFP/Getty)
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Bernard Arnault is now the world’s second-richest person, according to Forbes’ calculations. The luxury goods titan behind such brands as Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon is worth $103.2 billion as of around noon today, up from $76 billion in March when Forbes published our annual billionaire rankings. At the time he was the fourth-richest person on the planet. His fortune, which hit $100 billion for the first time in June, has been propelled up by record-setting shares of his conglomerate LVMH, which are up just over 50% since the start of the year. The luxury group has two highly touted partnerships with superstar singer Rihanna—Fenty Beauty and Fenty ...
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Elon Musk said his brain-machine interface has performed some successful experiments with rats and promises one day it will allow people to merge with artificial intelligence. Musk claimed startup Neuralink, which aims to build a scalable implant to connect human brains with computers, has already implanted chips in rats and plans to test its brain-machine interface in humans within two years, with a long-term goal of people “merging with AI.” Neuralink has raised $66.27 million in venture funding so far, according to Pitchbook, which estimates the startup’s valuation at $509.3 million. Read more about it at the link in our ...
Located in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the Stuart Richardson House was built in 1941 and designed as a Usonian House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Usonia was the famed architect’s word for the United States and for his vision for the landscape of the country, including the planning of cities and the architecture of buildings. The Richardson House is an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home in a leafy suburb listed for $1.2 million when it went on the market last month. “We typically see 15 to 20 Wright houses on the market at any given time,” says John Waters, preservation programs manager ...
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Financially troubled maker of luxury SUVs and sports cars Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been boosted recently by its decision to accelerate electric car production, and a $626 million loan guarantee from the British government. But JLR was reminded of reality Tuesday when Fitch Ratings downgraded some of its debt citing weakening markets, high investment spending requirements, the prospect of a “disorderly” Brexit, and worries about tariff wars. More at the 🔗 in our bio. (📸: Getty)