SpaceX announces first commercial lunar traveler: Yusaku Maezawa

He also began selling clothing online and established the site Zozotown , the largest of its type in Japan. SpaceX had previously announced in 2017 that two then-unnamed passengers had booked passage for a Lunar flyby in a Falcon Heavy rocket ... More..

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NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

From its origin as the launch vehicle for the first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to NASA's Earth observing, science and interplanetary satellites including Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity to ...More..

Running Out Of Cots, North Carolina Shelters Strained As Florence Hits
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Running Out Of Cots, North Carolina Shelters Strained As Florence Hits

The destination for the crews is Camp McCrady, a National Guard training center in SC. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain while another man died when he was k...More..

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

The storm's most likely landfall will be between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday. The center reported late Tuesday night that Florence was roughly 670 miles east-southeast of Bald Hea...More..

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

National Hurricane Center meteorologist Joel Cline said the mountains will wring water out of the moist tropical air: "It's like running into a wall, and that moisture has to go somewhere, and it goes up, creat...More..

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Morehead City resident Rebecca Marson decided not to evacuate because her surgeon husband wanted to remain behind with other first responders. North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to...More..

Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well. Winds: 40% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 m...More..

TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening

Florence is on track to hit the East Coast of the U.S. this week and now has maxim sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Center's 5 p.m. Florence is now about 600 miles south o...More..

Florence moves toward Carolinas, tropics remain active
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Florence moves toward Carolinas, tropics remain active

The tropics remain very active, with the primary focus being major Hurricane Florence , located 360 miles south-southwest of Bermuda and 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. An average hurric...More..

Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm

Where is the hurricane now? According to its current track, Florence is expected to make landfall along the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday. The storm threatened to hit coastal North and SC with ...More..

UNC remains open through preparation for Hurricane Florence
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

UNC remains open through preparation for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to bring potentially catastrophic winds, flooding and storm surge. Its projected landfall is "still fluctuating depending on which models you look at". Meanwhile, US president Tr...More..

Tropical Storm Florence A
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Emergency Management and staying abreast of weather-related developments. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the state of emergency Friday evening, calling on residents, specifically farmers, to prepare for the gat...More..

Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing: A Chaotic Start And A Revealing Moment
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing: A Chaotic Start And A Revealing Moment

For more on the specifics of the hearing, read this great piece from Vox . Younger Democrats, such as California Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) made a formal motion to suspend proceedings so that the membe...More..

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

With the peak of hurricane season close at hand, there are signs that the tropical Atlantic may soon spring to life with the potential for direct impact on the coastal United States in the days ahead . Marks, ...More..

Tropical wave to dampen Labor Day plans
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Tropical wave to dampen Labor Day plans

Tropical Storm Florence is likely to stay out to sea. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. The system has winds of 30kts with gusts to...More..

EPA cancels three hearings on new vehicle emissions rule
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

EPA cancels three hearings on new vehicle emissions rule

North Dakota has seven coal-fired power plants, he said, and the state ranked ninth in coal production in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Many Democratic congressional candidates...More..

Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Prime viewing awaits observers of this year’s Perseid meteor shower

Stargazers expect a similar outburst in this week's Perseid meteor shower , which will be visible overnight on August 11-13. Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight...More..

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow

NASA specifically chose the rocket for this mission as the probe would require a considerable amount of thrust to be ejected out of Earth's gravitation pull and toward the sun. While granting us life, the su...More..

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly first commercial spacecraft

The research taking place on the International Space Station is providing valuable information and breakthroughs for life on the ground. Robert Behnken , Doug Hurley , Eric Boe , Chris Ferguson , and Nicol...More..

On Tuesday Mars will Make its Closest Approach to Earth Since 2003
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

On Tuesday Mars will Make its Closest Approach to Earth Since 2003

After rising, it stays up in the sky the entire night and starts setting in the west at a time when the sun rises in the east. There's not enough trapped carbon dioxide to thicken the planet's atmosphere much...More..