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US companies, nudged by Black employees, have stepped up donations to HBCUs

Jun. 01, 2023 18:28 PM EDT

Natalie Coles will never forget receiving an unexpected phone call in 2020. On the line was Virginia-based Dominion Energy, offering to give money to Wilberforce University, the small historically Black college where she is in charge of fundraising. The company’s $500,000 donation...

Virgin Galactic completes final test flight before launching paying customers to space

May. 25, 2023 20:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Virgin Galactic completed what is expected to be its final test flight Thursday before taking paying customers on brief trips to space, marking what the space tourism company described as a “fantastic achievement” in what has been a long road to commercial operations....

Bezos' rocket company pins crash on overheated engine nozzle

Mar. 24, 2023 16:32 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An overheated rocket engine nozzle caused last year’s Blue Origin launch failure that has grounded flights for six months, the company said Friday. Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin said it expects to resume its quick trips to space from West...