A lot has happened this week. First of all, the cumulative number of coronavirus patients in the U.S. exceeded 1 million on the 28th of March. And more than 58,000 people died from the virus, surpassing the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War. According to Worldometer, an international statistics website, the cumulative number of patients confirmed to be Corona 19 worldwide is 3,003,352 on the 26th. The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 2 million on the 15th and then exceeded 3 million in 12 days. The effects of the virus are seriously affecting the global economy, including the U.S. stock market and international oil prices. I hope this situation will be resolved as soon as possible and good news will come out on the news.
NASA says it has signed agreements with three private companies - Space X, Blue Origin, and Dynamics - to develop a lunar lander to carry out the Artemis Project, which sends humanity back to the moon by 2024. NASA plans to send two astronauts back to the moon in 2024 with the Artemis project after the manned lunar probe Apollo 17 in 1972. When the spacecraft reaches lunar orbit, the astronaut takes the lunar lander off the moon and returns to the spacecraft on the lunar lander. It's the most eye-catching part of the Manned Moon Exploration Artemis project. I'm looking forward to seeing the landers made by the three companies over the next 10 months and NASA's evaluation results.
So there's a tremendous development going on in the space industry. Following last week's Space X rocket recycling video, Space X is scheduled to launch a manned spacecraft later this month, and I'm happy to see exciting videos every week. I think this kind of development in the space industry can be of great help to save the LiftPort budget and proceed with the project. I hope the day will come soon when a satellite is made and loaded into a rocket.
This week, we selected the most important of the more than 1,000 business cards in the Notion. We selected people who will be of great help to LiftPort's project and people who have done great work. We started this work because we need someone to join us in our business. We have identified the information and contact information of the VIP and are entering them into the items created in the Note. Quite a few people were chosen and couldn't get their information easily, so they haven't done it yet.
At 9 am on Friday, Michael had a video interview with Fabio from Peru. Fabio will soon be an intern for our LiftPort. Fabio had an hour of the interview with Michael and talked to me for five minutes. I introduced the contents of my work from March until now and about the Formal Monday that happened yesterday. Fabio is good at software and programming. I could see him as early as this month. I look forward to the future of LiftPort!