NASA Unveils a New Commercial Program
The space agency announced that opening the International Space Station for commercial business.
The move is expected to boost the low-orbit economy, which means enabling the use of government resources for commercial activities, launching private astronaut missions to the space station, and “identifying and pursuing activities that foster new and emerging markets”.
NASA is expected to launch the commercial program in 2020.
FedEx Ends its U.S. Domestic Contract with Amazon
The logistics company announced that it has made a strategic decision to discontinue its U.S. domestic contract with Amazon.
The decision looks to looks to help the company focus on serving the broader eCommerce market.
According to FedEx the partnership represents less than 1.3 percent of its total revenue for 2018.
The company stated that it expects the e-commerce market to grow “from 50 million to 100 million packages a day in the U.S. by 2026.”
Walmart Launches an in-home Delivery Service
The retail giant announced that its new InHome delivery service will use smart entry technology that provides access to a customer’s home. Associates making deliveries will also be equipped with a wearable camera giving customers “the ability to watch the deliveries remotely.”
The company stated that its InHome delivery service will initially be available in three markets, “Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Vero Beach, Florida.”