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The spacecraft that utterly transformed SpaceX has flown its last mission

  • On that day, NASA awarded SpaceX a contract to develop a service for delivering cargo to the International Space Station.
  • This "Commercial Orbital Transportation Services" agreement would pay SpaceX $278 million to design and develop a spacecraft and rocket for this purpose—what became known as Cargo Dragon and the Falcon 9.
  • According to the space agency's own analysis, NASA's investment in SpaceX bought a service that cost as much as 10 times less than the traditional cost-plus contracting approach and two to three times less than the cost of continuing to fly cargo on the space shuttle.
  • NASA wanted tons of cargo sent into space on each mission, and this pushed SpaceX to a bigger rocket.
  • In 2014, at least partly because SpaceX was successfully delivering cargo to the space station, the company was awarded a contract to deliver astronauts as well.

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Cruise line crew workers lose salaries, benefits over coronavirus - Business Insider

  • On March 14, facing an onslaught of customer cancellations, the Pride of America cruise ship docked in Honolulu and let its 900 or so crew members into the island capital for a night out on the town.
  • On ships where passengers fully disembarked, an empty ship might mean that crew members can eat and swim in spaces usually reserved for guests, and spread out their living spaces into the luxurious customer cabins they've spent months coveting from afar.
  • In the case of the Americans, they no longer have health insurance and have had to jump through hoops to justify their layoff as a qualifying life event in order to get new insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Within a few days of that conversation, their counterparts, who were already on AIDA ships on March 17, were sent home with 60 days wages or payment for the rest of their contract, whichever was shorter, the person said.

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Cruise line crew workers lose salaries, benefits over coronavirus - Business Insider

  • On March 14, facing an onslaught of customer cancellations, the Pride of America cruise ship docked in Honolulu and let its 900 or so crew members into the island capital for a night out on the town.
  • On ships where passengers fully disembarked, an empty ship might mean that crew members can eat and swim in spaces usually reserved for guests, and spread out their living spaces into the luxurious customer cabins they've spent months coveting from afar.
  • In the case of the Americans, they no longer have health insurance and have had to jump through hoops to justify their layoff as a qualifying life event in order to get new insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Within a few days of that conversation, their counterparts, who were already on AIDA ships on March 17, were sent home with 60 days wages or payment for the rest of their contract, whichever was shorter, the person said.

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