Fisker's Bankruptcy; Ford's Secret EV Team; Boeing's 'Dutch Roll' Investigation | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 175

Also on the podcast, man pleads guilty to stealing major EV maker's secrets, NASA causes space station panic, FDA clears video game to treat ADHD, CISA sends impersonation scam warning and students learn how to keep astronauts healthy in space.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

NASA Causes Panic By Accidentally Airing Space Station Emergency Drill - @2:31

NASA just scared the heck out of a lot of International Space Station (ISS) followers when it accidentally aired an emergency medical drill during a livestream.

A Southwest Airlines Plane That Did a 'Dutch Roll' Suffered Structural Damage - @9:44

A Boeing 737 Max suffered damage to parts of the plane's structure after it went into a "Dutch roll" during a Southwest Airlines flight last month, U.S. investigators said.

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Major EV Maker’s Secrets - @17:41

A German and Canadian national residing in China named Klaus Pflugbeil has pleaded guilty to stealing a U.S. electric vehicle company’s trade secrets and using them to build a China-based business.

Ford Quietly Building Low-Cost EV Team with Rival Talent - @24:52

Ford formed a skunkworks team more than two years ago to work on a low-cost EV platform and it appears the automaker has been quietly boosting its talent pool since.

Fisker Files for Bankruptcy Protection - @35:42

Electric vehicle maker Fisker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second electric startup to do so in the last year as even industry leaders struggle to lure more EV buyers.

In Case You Missed It

FDA Clears Video Game for Treating Adults with ADHD - @45:58

It's available without a prescription.

CISA Warns of Impersonation Scam - @50:28

Bad actors are pretending to represent the government agency.

Training Program to Prepare Students to Help Keep Astronauts Healthy in Space - @55:25

The program will provide information regarding food, water and medicine.

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