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Former NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Named Acorn Growth Companies Senior Adviser

Jim Bridenstine, former administrator of NASA and a previous Wash100 awardee, has joined Acorn Growth Companies, an Oklahoma City-based private equity firm focused on investing in defense, aerospace and intelligence companies, as a senior adviser. “Jim’s wealth of knowledge in the space, military, aerospace and engineering sectors will be invaluable …

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NASA Picks 14 Companies for $372M in Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has awarded 14 companies contracts worth approximately $372.2M combined to develop technologies for the agency’s lunar and Mars exploration programs. The proposals were selected under the fifth solicitation for the Tipping Point program and address three topic areas: lunar surface, cryogenic fluid management and closed-loop descent and landing capability.

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Leanne Caret, President & CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

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Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), accepted her fourth consecutive Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic on Monday. Caret received her fourth Wash100 Award for her continued leadership in the development of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, winning major defense contracts for the company and accelerating influential aerospace technology

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Masten Space Systems Awarded $76M to Help NASA Deliver Lunar Sci-Tech Payloads

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NASA has awarded Masten Space Systems a potential $75.9M contract to provide a vehicle that will carry nine  instruments being built to support the agency's manned lunar exploration goals. The company will use its X-1 lunar lander to deliver payloads designed to facilitate precision landing tests and studies on the Moon's radiation and surface composition, NASA said Thursday.

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NASA to Mark Launch of SpaceX’s Crewed ISS Flight With ‘Worm’ Insignia; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has announced the return of the “worm” logo to mark the launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to transport astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Demo-2 mission. SpaceX’s first manned flight to the ISS is scheduled to occur by mid- or late-May, NASA said Thursday.

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