Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the Pentagon is responding to guidance from the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, but progress has been slow. Schmidt took the helm of the advisory board last year.
Private sector interest appears to be reaching critical mass when it comes to developing orbiting robots that can service satellites. A sustainable market for these services remains a decade into the future.
The space sector is predicted to hit $2.7 trillion over the next 30 years. Major powers such as the US and China are likely to be rivals in space.
The number of Hawaiian air cargo jobs grew 978% between 2001 and 2016, with workers earning an average hourly wage of $37.47. Inbound cargo has been increasing since 2002, with the uptick largely driven by e-commerce, says a report released by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
UPS is considering building a new sorting and delivery facility near East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire, UK, which could employ about 1,000 workers.
One of Hawaiian Airlines' Airbus A330 aircraft is equipped with instruments that help scientists monitor the health of the earth's atmosphere. The plane collects data while it flies its usual routes.
Travelers this holiday season may have questions about how to easily navigate airports. The Transportation Security Administration provides tips for breezing through checkpoints, including when to arrive at the airport, what can and cannot go through checkpoints and how to avoid getting stuck in security lines.