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Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk

Japanese billionaire is SpaceX's 1st Moon tourist: Musk Between six and eight artists will join the expedition called Dear Moon , which is now planned for 2023. Maezawa plans on inviting artists from different disciplines including literature, film, visual arts, architecture and fashion. Musk did not name the clients a year ago or say how much they would pay. A render of the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. You have to be pretty loaded to score a touri... [Full Article...]

Delta II ICESat-2 Launch Highlights

Delta II ICESat-2 Launch Highlights The Delta II's second stage AJ10-118K engine reignited for 6 seconds about 47 minutes into the mission before deploying ICESat-2 into orbit. Engineers building and testing the Advance Topographic Laser Altimeter System ( ATLAS ) for the ICESat-2 mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. [Full Article...]

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence At least four people were killed. The father was also in the house and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment after the incident. In Pender County, the third victim suffered a heart attack and died inside her Hampstead home. Power outages increased throughout Friday. Nationwide, airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday. Almost 15,300 people have already evacuated... [Full Article...]

"Monster" Hurricane Florence Aims to Drench Carolinas

It's a potentially catastrophic Category 3 storm with 125 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence path: Storm moves to SC - bringing CATASTROPHIC flood risk

Hurricane Florence path: Storm moves to SC - bringing CATASTROPHIC flood risk Interested in Hurricane Florence? A gust of 169km/h was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. In Wilmington, near where the eye of the storm touched down, trees and power lines were felled and many windows broken. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour. Gusts of wind expected will be around 55-65 miles per hour (88-104 km/h). "Some wind, no rain and rising sun ". Sustained winds on Tuesday afternoon approached 105 miles per hour, making it a very strong Category 2 storm, though it was expected to gradually weaken over cooler wa... [Full Article...]

Florence causing flooding but storm weakening, set for downgrade on Saturday - NHC

Florence causing flooding but storm weakening, set for downgrade on Saturday - NHC Florence has it all: Hot ocean temperatures that fuel hurricanes. Even though the storm's category fell from a 4 to a 2 Wednesday, forecasters stressed the category is only an evaluation of the storm's peak winds in a very narrow core near the center of the storm. [Full Article...]

SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler The lunar mission will take place on the company's planned Big Falcon Rocket, a massive launch vehicle SpaceX is developing to make the trip to the moon and Mars. However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize. The 35-story BFR will be powered by 31 of SpaceX's next-generation Raptor engines, with a rocket and spacecraft component - the Big Falcon Spaceship, or BFS... [Full Article...]

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence An officer inspecting the Triangle Motor Inn found a "basketball-sized hole" in a corner room and firefighters said the building had suffered life-threatening structural damage. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia , South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. As the storm moves inland it will find a relatively flat area for hundreds of miles. [Full Article...]

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm The "cone of error" in the forecast track only predicts where the storm's center might go, and even on its edges, winds can push a powerful storm surge into shore dozens of miles from where Florence's eyewall strikes land. Tropical storm watches were in effect Tuesday for Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west acro... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence Expected To Turn Into Hurricane

Tropical Storm Florence Expected To Turn Into Hurricane As of noon EDT, Florence was centered about 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington encouraged its students to leave campus for a safer location. [Full Article...]

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane The National Hurricane Center downgraded Isaac to a tropical storm overnight but said Tuesday that it could be "at or near hurricane levels" on Thursday, when it approaches the Lesser Antilles Islands. Landfall may be Thurs. Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence - in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. [Full Article...]

SC athletics issues statement on current Hurricane Florence situation

SC athletics issues statement on current Hurricane Florence situation NASA's Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 9, 2018, at 1:10 a.m. EDT (0510 UTC) using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. But the track still places the storm over central North Carolina Friday as a weak category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm. "Interests in the Lesser Antilles should continue to monitor Is... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say The National Hurricane Center also warned that Florence could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents along the East Coast, from Florida to North Carolina . "While we don't yet know what the path of this storm will be, it is never too early to prepare yourself, your family, and your home". There have been six tropical storms in the Atlantic basin this year. [Full Article...]

Atlantic Heating Up With Two Tropical Storms, Disturbance

Atlantic Heating Up With Two Tropical Storms, Disturbance Although it is quite a distance away, swells generated by Florence will begin to affect Bermuda Saturday, and Florida along with most of the East Coast of the USA will see increasing waves and rip currents this weekend. If it does brush up against the coast, Cumberland County could see winds and rain, Morrow said. Large uncertainty in model forecasts make it too soon to determine the location, m... [Full Article...]

Can President Trump Pardon Himself? Brett Kavanaugh Won't Say

Can President Trump Pardon Himself? Brett Kavanaugh Won't Say Patrick Leahy of Vermont. In 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional for states to prohibit marriage between two people of the same sex. The Supreme Court has never answered that question, and it is among the potentially most important since Trump could face a subpoena from special counsel Mueller. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh snubs Parkland shooting victim's father at confirmation hearing

Kavanaugh snubs Parkland shooting victim's father at confirmation hearing Although he worked on the Starr report , he later wrote that a sitting president should not have to face the distraction of civil or criminal investigations - a position that worries Democrats in light of the ongoing Department of Justice probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms The National Weather Service Hurricane Center in Miami Florida issued an update on Tropical Storm Miriam at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) is advising of a weather system heading west-northwest toward the Caribbean, with a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days. [Full Article...]

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Of more concern to National Weather Service meteorologists in Miami is a tropical wave near Puerto Rico that could bring heavy rain this weekend to areas from the Treasure Coast to the Keys. [Full Article...]

Trump EPA rolls back Obama Clean Power Plan | News

Trump EPA rolls back Obama Clean Power Plan | News The plan will impact more than 300 coal-fired power plants across the USA, and the plan will provide incentives to keep the plants operating, the EPA said. "States will have a lot more time to submit their plans ". "An important part of what we're doing here is getting us back into our lane", Wehrum said. [Full Article...]