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Northrop Grumman Awarded $792 Million Launch Services Agreement from US Air Force

Northrop Grumman Awarded $792 Million Launch Services Agreement from US Air Force The Air Force program dates back to 2003, and is an effort to modernize the Air Force's rocket fleet and move it away from its reliance on ULA's Delta II rocket, which was costly, and ULA's Atlas V rocket, which used Russian RD-180 engines. [Full Article...]

Florida St. Withdraws from Tri-Meet as Hurricane Michael Approaches

Florida St. Withdraws from Tri-Meet as Hurricane Michael Approaches The National Hurricane Center says the storm is centered about 60 miles (100 kilometers) off the western tip of Cuba , and about 485 miles (785 kilometers) south of Apalachicola, Florida. The storm's rapid intensification over the past two days, despite shifting winds, "defies traditional logic", according to hurricane forecasters . [Full Article...]

SpaceX lights up California sky in successful West coast landing zone debut

Now standing just ~1400 feet away from the SLC-4E pad, B1048 could very likely become the first booster SpaceX launches three times - perhaps as soon as November or December, depending on its condition after landing. Saocom-1A has an L-band payload created to study soil moisture for agriculture, disaster monitoring and scientific research. SAOCOM 1, together with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed X-Band ... [Full Article...]

We may see Tropical Storm Michael form today

We may see Tropical Storm Michael form today We will have to continue to monitor the disturbance in the Caribbean through the weekend. Michaels is the next name up. With a movement of 3 mph, it's nearly loitering 100 miles east northeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and 240 miles south southwest of Cuba's western tip. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, is honored for his invention of optical tweezers , a technique which uses focused laser beams to hold and manipulate microscopic objects, including biological samples, as might be done with tweezers. [Full Article...]

Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going Winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour and is moving west at 14 miles per hour. "Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday". Almost all of the North Carolina and SC coasts are included in the cone of uncertainty for the storm and the latest model Saturday night showed the storm making landfall in Wilmington. [Full Article...]

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas As floodwaters continue to rise, concerns are growing about the environmental and health dangers lurking in the water. In a later post on Twitter, Trump wrote: "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence - and they are 100% correct". [Full Article...]

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey The event, held in SpaceX's Southern California headquarters, will be broadcast live via a YouTube stream. Elon Musk-founded SpaceX has announced that the company's first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa . [Full Article...]

North Carolina city cut off by Florence floodwaters

North Carolina city cut off by Florence floodwaters But South Carolina wasn't entirely spared: Myrtle Beach was hit with more than 7 inches of rain. "Our roads are flooded", he said. "There are no roads. Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said 63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion were killed by breathing in carbon monoxide. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop' Musk's vision of an interplanetary future may be somewhere in between dreams and delusion, but at the very least he has helped inspire a new generation of enthusiasts, the way the Apollo era did in the 1960s. Musk outlined a somewhat different SpaceX lunar mission a year ago. The response tweet sent Musk's fanbase into a myriad of speculations. The company is still developing the BFR rock... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N.Carolina

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N.Carolina In the town of New Bern, flooding began nearly immediately after the storm hit. The town's public information officer, Colleen Roberts, told CNN 150 more people were awaiting rescue and that citizens were going out in their boats to help, despite blowing waters and swift currents. [Full Article...]

NC resident dies plugging in a generator, marking 4th storm-related death

NC resident dies plugging in a generator, marking 4th storm-related death North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centers in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities. The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm late Friday. By Friday evening, the centre of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast... [Full Article...]

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S.

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S. Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, "is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday night" and has triggered a hurricane watch for all of North Carolina and part of SC, according to the National Hurricane Center. "It is likely some areas will flood that have never flooded before". Shutdowns also were possible at two more plants in the path of predicted hurricane-force wi... [Full Article...]

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon The BFR , which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted previous year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip. SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity of the individuals. However, around the same time, Musk told reporters that his space company had no plans to use the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle... [Full Article...]

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence The mandatory evacuation order extends to eight counties along South Carolina's coast: Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston , Colleton, Dorchester , Berkeley , Georgetown and Horry. Florence's centre was expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean between the Bahamas and Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching North and SC on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the judiciary committee , said Thursday he was aware of the matter, but declined to comment because he had not seen the document in question . The 28 new documents released late Wednesday are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' In the latest information from the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 event. At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). [Full Article...]

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard PETERSBURG — Three named storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean, with the closest expected to become Hurricane Florence on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm and urged people to "get ready now". "The 12Z Sunday GFS model run also showed this scenario, but the 12Z Sunday UKMET model now has landfal... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week East Coast over the weekend", the center said. Meanwhile, two tropical waves off the African coast have become better organized, and forecasters give them 90 percent chances of tropical development in the next two days. Hurricane Florence has downgraded to a tropical storm but is expected to regain hurricane status as its path hurls towards the U.S. East Coast in the next week. [Full Article...]

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane A hurricane warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border, as did a tropical storm warning for the Alabama-Florida border to the Okaloosa-Walton County line. "While there remains uncertainty on the strength, timing and track of this feature, there will be potential for heavy rainfall and flooding across portions of our region, especially late Tuesd... [Full Article...]


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