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A CBS News/YouGov tracking poll taken Oct. 6-9 found Trump trailing Biden by six percentage points among registered voters in Michigan and Nevada, 52-46 in both states. In Iowa, both candidates registered support from 49 percent of registered voters.
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- Private contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) invested heavily in its space systems division, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit.
- The crown jewel of SNC’s space portfolio is Dream Chaser: A reusable spacecraft that is built to launch atop a traditional rocket and land on a runway like an airplane.
- “We view the Dream Chaser as something that eventually in low Earth orbit will be providing transportation, logistics and crew for everybody,” Steve Lindsey, SNC’s senior vice president of strategy space systems, told CNBC.
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An animation shows Dream Chaser and its Shooting Star cargo module in orbit around the Earth.
Sierra Nevada Corporation is best known as a private aerospace and national security contractor – but the company is investing heavily in its space systems division, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit.
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- Deal talks around Tesla acquiring Nevada-based mining company Cypress Development Corp. have fallen through, Bloomberg first reported.
- As the company shifts its plan, it now has the rights to mine Lithium on its own in the state, according to the report.
- The automaker has access to 10,000 acres of “lithium-rich clay deposits,” in Nevada, where the company already has a Gigafactory.
- The company hopes producing Lithium on a large scale will help keep battery costs low and enable it to finish a $25,000 Tesla in “about three years.”
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Tesla was recently holding acquisition talks with a Nevada-based mining company to advance its ambitious plan to source lithium from clay deposits in the US, but the electric-car company was unable to reach a deal and has since secured the rights needed to legally mine the raw material on its own in the state, Bloomberg’s