NASA is considering the possibility of corporate sponsorship
A launch would sound like a NASCAR race!
People often joke about the weird names given to buildings, contests…or even the product placements in movies and TV shows. Well get ready – word is that NASA is examining the possibility of selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft.
So yes, you could soon watch the Amazon X-9 galactic cruiser or the Starbucks Frappuccino Rocket. As for the “why” – it’s easy. It’s all about money.
“Is it possible for NASA to offset some of its costs by selling the naming rights to its spacecraft, or the naming rights to its rockets?” notes Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “I’m telling you there is interest in that right now. The question is: Is it possible? The answer is: I don’t know, but we want somebody to give us advice on whether it is.”
Source: Washington Post
She swapped her tiara for her helmet and won the game.
It’s still rare to find a girl on a varsity high school football team, but Ocean Springs High in Mississippi has one in Kaylee Foster. But she didn’t just play in Friday night’s game, she was also crowned homecoming queen. And when she took off her crown to put her football helmet back on, she kicked the winning extra point and led her team to a 13-12 victory, according to local news reports.
Kaylee is primarily a soccer player, but she’s been kicking for the varsity football team since she was a sophomore, so she knows her way around the field. She also kicked two field goals earlier in the game, so it was a great night all around for the senior.
When asked if she was more nervous before the homecoming queen announcement or before the kick, she told “The Mississippi Press, “I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick.”
Source: New York Post