Robert Bigelow and his Bigelow Aerospace manufacturing facility played host to eight NASA astronauts and 60 engineers this week getting to know the company’s B330 autonomous, expandable space station. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
50 years ago William Corney was an engineer on the Apollo 11 mission at a tracking station in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1. Calvary Chapel Christian School has hired former disgraced Baylor coach Dave Bliss as an athletic director and boys basketball coach. Bliss was at the center of a murder scandal in 2003 when one Baylor basketball player killed another. Teachers and coaches at Calvary Chapel say they are comfortable with Bliss working there despite his past controversies.
2. A pedestrian was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday night, according to police. The crash happened at the intersection of Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards at around 9:40 p.m. when a black Nissan sedan traveling westbound hit the pedestrian crossing northbound. The pedestrian died at the scene.
3. NASA has a new job opening: planetary protection officer. It pays up to $187,000 a year and responsibilities include safeguarding Earth from alien life. The position is independent and is a three- to five-year appointment.