Friday, December 9, 2022

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Orion Approaches Moon Before Return Flyby

On the 19th day of the Artemis I mission, Dec. 4, 2022, a camera mounted on the Orion spacecraft captured the Moon just in frame as Orion prepared for its return powered flyby on Dec. 5, when it passed approximately 79 miles above the lunar surface.

Here is Sarah Dickens’ summary for her book, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil.”

Sarah has been a Christian since she was eight years old. Her life seemed very carefree and innocent until her bipolar disorder diagnosis

Meet four women entrepreneurs who promote India’s craftsmen and weavers’ goods.

These female entrepreneurs are using technology to assist craftsmen and weavers throughout India in finding a sustainable income and market for their goods.

Carat Crush: This sibling team creates fashionable gold jewelry for everyday use.

Carat Crush, based in Mumbai, boasts over 100 designs, including layered chains, lockets of angel wings, and mangalsutras. The direct-to-consumer firm's products have been seen on Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ananya Pandey, and Sara Ali Khan. Carat Crush's physical and internet platforms each contribute 50% of sales. Melorra, located in Bengaluru, is another business targeting a similar market–daily wear gold jewellery. Both were founded in the same year and cater to working women. Indian internet jewelry business expected to expand to $3.7 billion by 2025.

Somdutta Singh founded an AI-powered global eCommerce accelerator.

Somdutta Singh founded Assiduus Global Inc, an AI-powered cross-border ecommerce accelerator that helps D2C firms begin, build, and thrive across ecommerce marketplaces and regions. The Bengaluru-based firm has operations in Delaware, the US, and Dubai. She says women entrepreneurs must be able to take risks and not scare themselves. Entrepreneurship is about "the drive and will to accomplish the unthinkable".

Vandana Kalagara and Smruti Rao developed the Keebee Organics children’s clothing line.

Vandana Kalagara and Smruti Rao co-founded Keebee Organics in 2016. The Hyderabad-based company sells organic kidswear on sites like Myntra, FirstCry, Nestery and others. Goods are made at GOTS-certified factories in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Keebee produces casual, ethnic, and other kidswear for boys and girls up to the age of ten. From Rs 350 to Rs 4,000, Keebee is available. Vandana had to discover organic cotton sources and GOTS-certified manufacturers on her own.

Sonya Barlow: Why this South Asian lady founded a global network of 50k women in 84 nations

Sonya Barlow lost her job in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic. With a modest budget, she created the Like-Minded Females Network (LMF) Sonya's first LMF brunch was a flop inspiring her to learn from her mistakes. She is a Marie Claire Future Shaper and one of the UK's most influential women in tech. Launched LMF, which aims to empower women and non-binary people at work through mentorship, seminars, and community forums. Sonya has so far self-funded the project using donations, partnerships and community support.