Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station.
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.
NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Read more here:: NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities
LANSING, MI October 22, 2014 – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of one business expansion and two community revitalization projects in Michigan that will generate $10 million in private investment and create 107 jobs.
“The commitment of these companies to grow and create jobs here demonstrates the significance of our greatly improved business climate and infrastructure,” said MEDC president and CEO Michael A. Finney. Today’s projects, representing a variety of industries, mean more jobs and greater economic opportunities for people throughout Michigan.”
The Michigan Strategic Fund approved incentives for the following projects:
Michigan Business Development Program:
SL America Corp., a Tier 1 supplier of exterior lighting, gear shifters, electronics, and pedal modules for the automotive industry, is a subsidiary of South Korea-based SL Corporation. The company has outgrown its current facility in Sterling Heights and plans to expand into an existing building in the City of Auburn Hills, investing more than $8 million and creating 72 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the project has been awarded a $615,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in Tennessee. The City of Auburn Hills has offered support to the project in the form of property tax abatement. Individuals interested in employment opportunities with SL America should visit www.sl-america.com, and www.slworld.com for additional information pertaining to SL Corporation.
Community Development Block Grants:
The Village of Cassopolis has been awarded $127,800 in Community Development Block Grant funds to be used toward infrastructure improvements for the Schwintek Inc. expansion project in Cassopolis. Schwintek, a manufacturer of Automatic Bimini Tops for the boating industry, is expanding its facility due to increased demand. The expansion will generate a total capital investment of $750,000 and create 10 jobs. The company has agreed that at least six of the jobs will be held by low to moderate income persons. For information on careers with Schwintek Inc., visit www.schwintek.com.
The City of Marquette has been awarded $481,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation of the vacant, historic Delft Theater in downtown Marquette. The project will convert the vacant theater into a restaurant and dinner theater. The completed project will include a rooftop deck, a flexible stage for live events, and balcony seating. The CDBG funds will be used for interior and exterior building rehabilitation. The project will generate nearly $1.3 million in private investment and create 25 jobs, with at least 13 of the positions to be held by low to moderate income persons. The City of Marquette Downtown Development Authority will contribute $10,000 toward the project.
Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.
For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit MichiganBusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org. Michigan residents interested in seeking employment with any of Michigan’s growing companies should check mitalent.org, where more than 89,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $807,000 to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to fight harmful algae blooms in the Great Lakes. This funding, which is part of a larger national investment to protect the Western Lake Erie Basin, will be used to expand conservation assistance incentives for farmers, improve how scientists measure phosphorus levels in Lake Erie, and help Great Lakes monitoring and forecasting capabilities to ensure our drinking water is safe.
‘The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and our way of life,’ said Stabenow. ‘This funding will support Michigan farmers and conservation leaders who are working together to protect Lake Erie and ensure our families have safe, reliable drinking water. Today’s announcement highlights the important role federal support plays in making sure future water contamination crises are prevented.’
‘Since my days on the Detroit City Council, where we passed some of the nation’s first restrictions on phosphorus in detergents, phosphorus-fed algae blooms have been a problem for the Great Lakes,’ said Levin. ‘This funding will help strengthen efforts from agriculture, science and local communities to combat this problem.’
Sens. Stabenow and Levin led the effort to pass the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is a multi-year plan to restore and preserve the Great Lakes by eliminating toxins, combating invasive species, restoring habitats, and promoting the general health of the Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement follows the July 2014 discovery of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that prevented communities in Southeast Michigan from drinking or using their tap water.
After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a month-long stay, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during “Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum” from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct. 27, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on “Why and How We Serve.”
Read more here:: Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers’ actions
Marquette, Mi - October 18, 2014 – None of the food in Obama’s healthy food mandate would satisfy a teacher on Pot
St Ignace Teacher Arrested for Pot Distrubution
Remember, people are innocent until proven guilty, but a teacher in St. Ignace was arrested for distributing Pot… something her medical Marijuana Card does not permit.
Read more here:: Pot Smokin Teachers Support Obama’s Healthy Food Agenda – FOR OTHERS