Month: December 2016

NASA Preps for Space Station Power Upgrade Spacewalks; Live NASA TV Coverage

Expedition 50 astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 7 a.m. EST Jan. 6 and 13 to perform a complex upgrade to the orbital outpost’s power system. Coverage of the spacewalks will begin at 5:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Read more here:: NASA Preps for Space Station Power Upgrade Spacewalks; Live NASA TV Coverage Bookmark It Hide...

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Gov. Rick Snyder Reappointments to the State Transportation Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Chuck Moser of Drummond Island and Todd Wyett of Charlevoix to the State Transportation Commission. The six-member commission is the policy-making body for all state transportation programs. No more than three members may be from the same political party. “I thank Chuck and Todd for serving on this important commission. Their continued work will ensure safe and reliable transportation for our residents and visitors,” Snyder said. Moser is the executive director of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority. Previously he was a heavy equipment operator for Osborne Materials, Inc. and an office manager/administrative aide to former state Sen. Walter North. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Area Maritime Security Committee, the Passenger Vessel Association, the Michigan Transit Pool Executive Committee, and the Michigan Public Transit Association. He will continue to represent Republicans. Wyett is the founder and CEO of Versa Development, LLC. He previously served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Arbor Drugs, Inc., and an associate attorney in corporate development for Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He serves on Huntington National Bank’s East Michigan Region Advisory Board, the board of trustees for Detroit Public TV, and the board of trustees for McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Wyett holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College and a law degree from Georgetown University. He...

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Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton. Read more here:: Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants Bookmark It Hide...

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