Going to space with Blue Origin is a great thrill!
The aerospace company completed its first-ever BE-4 engine hotfire test at the Marshall Space Flight Center’s historic Test Stand 4670 in Huntsville, Alabama. The engine is its most powerful yet and produces 550,000 pounds of thrust – which is why residents around Rocket City heard its roar! The testing facility is one that Clayco’s integrated platform helped create, and it was incredible to see it in action.
BE-4 engines are built at Blue’s plant in Huntsville and used on the new ULA Vulcan rocket built in Decatur. With each successful test and endeavor, Blue pushes the boundaries of humanity’s technological capabilities and paves the way for a new era of space discovery and travel. The company’s remarkable achievements demonstrate the limitless potential of humans living and working beyond Earth.
I’m proud that Clayco has played a small part in furthering space exploration through design and build projects for Blue. We support its mission to build a road to space so our children can build the future. Let’s propel ourselves further into the cosmos!
Emily Sisson and I have something in common, and it’s not just the fact that we both love athleticism.
Immigration has always been a critical point of value in America’s prosperity. The “American Dream” would not be possible without the contribution of generations of immigrants to society, not to mention the priceless importance of multiculturalism. Despite this, the rhetoric surrounding immigration and its influence on U.S. institutions and ways of life has become increasingly hostile and rooted in misinformation. I recently read the book “How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics” by Hein de Haas. I highly recommend it to everyone to better understand migration policies and national impact. As we get farther into this election year, debates surrounding immigration are escalating. Still, people don’t understand the fundamentals of migration or how it truly affects the U.S. To mitigate this, Hein de Haas draws on decades of research to destroy myths and set the record straight. The book highlights tense topics like global migration not being at an all-time high, climate change not leading to mass migration, and immigration mainly benefiting the wealthy instead of workers. He also notes that border restrictions have produced more migration – something that is commonly misreported and viewed as the only “solution” to the migration “problem.”
When our Clayco team finds a company that mirrors our mission and determination, we fortify that partnership by pooling resources on as many projects as possible. Vision Electric & Systems is one of Clayco’s excellent subcontractors that we have had the pleasure of working on several developments with. Subcontractors play a pivotal role by bringing multifaceted advantages and expertise across construction efforts.