Lunar landing

April 16, 2022

Business & Tech

NASA Selects Bentonville Company To Aid Space Exploration Mission

Canoo

NASA has partnered with a Bentonville company to help make the first human lunar landing in more than 50 years. 

  • To the moon: Nasa selected Canoo, a local high-tech advanced mobility company, through a competitive process to provide Crew Transportation Vehicles (CTVs) for crewed Artemis lunar exploration. Canoo will manufacture custom all-electric vehicles in the heartland and deliver them to NASA by June 2023.
  • Fit for space: The CTVs will comfortably, safely, and functionally carry fully suited astronauts and flight support staff with their equipment to the launch site. The vehicles will be based on Canoo’s current LV model and adjusted to perfectly meet the needs of a space mission. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Travel

Fare Flight Talks Through 2021 Travel Data

Frontier

The latest data from the Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) shows the cost of flying stayed about the same in 2021 as compared to 2020.

  • Staying low: Data shows that the average XNA passenger paid $362 for a roundtrip domestic flight in 2021, which is only $8 more than in 2020, and lower than what it had been for years. Before it started to decline in 2019, the average fare was over $500. 
  • Highs, tops: The lowest airfare last year was from Frontier Airlines where the average roundtrip fare was $80. The most expensive average fare last year was $450 roundtrip with Delta, which goes to places such as Atlanta and New York. Top destinations in 2021 were Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Los Angeles. 

Read the full Fare Flight story HERE

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy happy weekend everybody! Here are some things we think are worth checking out:

  • Party in the streets: Get hyped tomorrow at Hog Fest and the Razorbacks’ open spring practice! 
  • Cleanup: Participate in the city spring cleanup tomorrow at Lake Fayetteville. 
  • Jumps & flips: Go see the Monster Truckz Mayhem Tour at the Benton County Fairgrounds this weekend! 
  • Music history in art: There will be a new music exhibition at the 214 CACHE Art Gallery in Springdale starting today — go check it out!
  • Performances: The Black Music Expo is today and tomorrow at The Jones Center in Springdale. 
  • Live score: The Cinema of the Ozarks is presenting a screening with a live orchestra tomorrow in Rogers. Proceeds will go toward Ukrainian relief. 
  • Music around town: If you’re looking for live music this weekend, you’ll find plenty of options on this list. 
  • Crafty: Bring a friend and make mosaics at the Rogers Experimental House this evening. 
  • Sunny & fresh: Don’t forget about Farmers Markets!! 

Be safe, have fun, and maybe get some rest too. See you Monday!

Sponsored by the University of Arkansas

Sam M. Walton College of Business To Host Heartland Challenge Expo

University of Arkansas

Tomorrow, the Sam M. Walton College of Business will host the Heartland Challenge Startup Expo at the Scott Family Amazeum from 6-7p. 

  • The competition: The Startup Expo is the public showcase for the 12 teams from across North America competing in the third annual Heartland Challenge, a global student startup competition designed to simulate the process of raising venture capital for a high-growth enterprise. 
  • The stakes: The Expo winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize decided by an audience vote. Free appetizers will be provided. These teams are solving a vast array of community problems, from advancing brain cancer diagnostics with same-day genetic sequencing to improving the environment with an eco-friendly baby bottle.

Learn more about the Heartland Challenge HERE

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