• Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon
Elon Musk Introduces SpaceX’s First Passenger Who Will Fly To The Moon

The last time astronauts orbited-not landed-on the moon was during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. "By the way, if you should hear from me please say yes and accept my invitation", he said. It became the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely return it to Earth in 2010, and the first commercial enterprise to fly to th...

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  • Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast
Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast

The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 30 inches of rain in spots since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. "A lot of people have evacuated already", Harper said. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000. Rain-soaked furniture workers helped him quickly empty more than 1,000 ...

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  • Hurricane Florence: More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas and surrounding states
Hurricane Florence: More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas and surrounding states

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.

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  • Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe
Tropical Storm Warnings for Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe

Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 miles per hour. Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges. Current estimates have Isaac passing nearly 150 miles south of St. Croix early Friday morning. Tropical Storm Isaac wil...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Some of the worst flooding was in New Bern, North Carolina, a town of about 30,000 people at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers. In Wilmington, near where the eye of the hurricane touched down, trees and power lines were down and many windows had been broken.

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  • Hurricane Florence takes aim at Southeast
Hurricane Florence takes aim at Southeast

In contrast to the hurricane center's official track, a highly regarded European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. Mr Graham said the Pamlico and Neuse rivers in North Carolina will see their flows "reversed" as storm surges push water back inland. Panovich...

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  • Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant
Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant

According to poweroutage.us, more than 500,000 customers in North Carolina and 50,000 in SC were without power on Friday morning, though the Weather Channel estimates up to 3 million customers could lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect
Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

Fountain said most storms are an inconvenience, "but Hurricane Florence will be a life-changing event for many people here in the Carolinas". The 266 inmates assigned to Palmer were moved to Turbeville a more secure prison. President Donald Trump touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. More ...

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  • Hurricane Florence kills at least three people
Hurricane Florence kills at least three people

Top winds were holding at 90 miles per hour - that's just a Category 1 hurricane - but some communities were already submerged in more than six feet of water as the storm drenched the coast. Six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave since the water was dropping by then. There's still a ...

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  • Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas

Most of that excrement sits in open-air pits, known as "lagoons", which blanket the landscape of North Carolina just inland from the coast. Hurricane-force winds began whipping North Carolina as federal emergency management officials warned that the hurricane remained a "very risky storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the coast...

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  • SpaceX To Announce Name Of World's First Space Tourist
SpaceX To Announce Name Of World's First Space Tourist

In a tweet Thursday night, SpaceX announced its plans to name the first private person to take a journey around the moon - and why. But the tweet fell short of providing any actual details except that it would reveal more information on Monday about the passenger and the objective of the flight.

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  • Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic
Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimating that it will continue to grow in strength. An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018. This picture shows Hurricane Florence on Monday.

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  • Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence
Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

A NOAA buoy located about 100 miles northeast of Florence's eye recently reported a sustained wind of 53 mph (85 km/h) and a gust to 74 mph (119 km/h). "It's a statewide threat for the states involved". Some areas are expected to see between 20 and 30 inches of rain through early next week in the area shaded in purple in the second image above.

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  • Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued
Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued

The National Hurricane Center's projected track for Hurricane Florence , as of 11 a.m. on September 11, 2018. "Everyone in North Carolina needs to keep a close eye on Florence and take steps now to get ready for impacts later this week", Cooper said .

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  • Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in North Carolina, as did his counterparts in neighbouring sc and Virginia . It was moving to the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

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  • Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic
Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic

Trump was being briefed by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Oval Office on Tuesday. "Storm Surge and Hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday (Sept. 13). Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds ...

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  • Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas
Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas

It's expected to become at least a Category 3 hurricane before it hits the mainland US around SC and North Carolina, likely on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday. As of 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph. Isaac is one of three hurricanes in the Atl...

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  • Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall overnight
Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall overnight

With maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, the storm is about 1,305 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at 12 mph. Hurricane warnings are now in effect until further notice for coastal MS and Alabama and tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the rest of our viewing area.

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  • Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control
Kavanaugh Hearing Day 2: SCOTUS Nominee Defends Dissents On Abortion, Gun Control

Still, he began his long day in the witness chair by declaring that "no one is above the law". In his first day of answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh said that independence without prejudging cases is the "first quality of a good judge".

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  • How will Tropical Storm Gordon impact North Texas? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
How will Tropical Storm Gordon impact North Texas? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Conditions will begin to deteriorate later this afternoon with the majority of the impacts this evening with landfall. As of 8 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Gordon's intensity reached 65 miles per hour, heading in a northwesterly direction towards the MS and Alabama coasts at a fast 17 miles per hour.

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place
Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch through Tuesday night, particularly in coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This storm could also produce 3-5 feet of storm surge. "The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied b...

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  • NHC: Tropical Storm Gordon likely to form Monday
NHC: Tropical Storm Gordon likely to form Monday

The hurricane warning for Gordon was issued for the area of the central Gulf coast, from the Florida-Alabama border to the mouth of the Pearl River, which separates MS and Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center . Conditions appear to be conducive for development, and this system is expected to become a tropical depression by Monda...

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  • Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections
Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Though Governor Brown has not yet signed the legislation, many in the state government approve of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Almost three dozen states have introduced bills to replace the defunct regulations, and three states have already approved them. The digital age requires more aggressive regulation, ...

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  • Tropical wave sets sight on Florida for Labor Day weekend
Tropical wave sets sight on Florida for Labor Day weekend

By Friday evening, Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to continue strengthening into a Tropical Storm, which at this point would then become the sixth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and be given the name Florence.

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  • Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i
Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i

The system is expected to continue moving west and northwestward and into the Gulf of Mexico during the next several days. The system far offshore is likely to be Hurricane Florence, which is just a strong tropical wave near Africa this morning.

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  • California Just to Commit to 100% Zero Carbon Electricity!
California Just to Commit to 100% Zero Carbon Electricity!

The three said they hoped Hertzberg would follow through on a commitment to address racial bias in risk assessment. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that is meant to combat what are believed underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires.

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  • Chula Vista firefighters head to Hawaii for hurricane relief
Chula Vista firefighters head to Hawaii for hurricane relief

In this case, the watch means that at least tropical storm-force winds are expected within 48 hours. As of 5am local time (4pm BST) on Tuesday, Hurricane Lane had reached 315 miles (505km) south of Kailua-Kona - it is now located between 18 and 36 hours away.

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  • Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards
Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Trump's regulations have to go through a 60-day public comment period before they are finalized. The Trump Administration's rule is expected to face the same opposition that the Clean Power Plan faced: that rule was put on hold by the Supreme Court in February 2016, and when Trump took office he moved to do away with the plan entirely.

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  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto develops in Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Ernesto develops in Atlantic

Meanwhile, the Pacific's Tropical Storm Lane is 1,285 miles (2,065 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and is heading west at 13 mph (20 kph). The term "subtropical" means the system now lacks the symmetrical characteristics of most tropical storms. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles ...

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  • Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap
Michael Hayden: 'Sense of Embarrassment' in Security Clearance Flap

Trump on Wednesday openly tied his decision to strip Brennan of his clearance - and threaten almost a dozen other former and current officials - to the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with his campaign.

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  • NASA begins journey to sun, launches Parker Solar Probe
NASA begins journey to sun, launches Parker Solar Probe

In this photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun on Sunday, Aug. "We've been inside the orbit of Mercury and done fantastic things, but until you go and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions", said Nicola Fox, mission project scientist.

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  • Rocket fault delays the launch of Nasa’s solar probe
Rocket fault delays the launch of Nasa’s solar probe

Parker will help us better understand how the Sun works. Understanding how the corona works will help scientists anticipate unsafe space weather storms, which can disrupt the power grid on Earth. NASA has postponed until Sunday the launch of its unmanned Parker Solar Probe , to allow engineers more time to investigate a red flag that was raised ...

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  • A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun
A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

He proposed the existence of the solar wind 60 years ago. It's going to be subjected to temperatures of about 1,371 degrees Celsius, but the heat shelter is going to mean that it only feels like about 29C, and it's been warmer than that in London this summer.

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  • Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea
Team Gives Medication To Sick Killer Whale At Sea

Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research said the southern resident orca J35 was spotted Thursday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the south shore of Vancouver Island. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced late Thursday that response teams spotted J50, also known as Scarlet, and the rest of her pod of southern re...

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  • How to see Perseids meteor shower and where to get best view
How to see Perseids meteor shower and where to get best view

Meteor showers occur when Earth passes through the trail of dusty debris left behind by comets - in this case Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The Perseid meteor shower peak happens from August 11-13 with the night of August 12-13 expected to be the best time to watch, according to Faherty.

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  • Historic Parker Solar Probe Launches This Weekend
Historic Parker Solar Probe Launches This Weekend

The Parker probe will not be the only instrument which will be carefully studying the Sun's atmosphere in order to shed light on these questions over the next 6 years. "It allows the spacecraft to operate at about room temperature". "Something that can withstand the extreme hot and cold temperature shifts of its 24 orbits is revolutionary".

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  • Where to watch meteor shower in UAE next week
Where to watch meteor shower in UAE next week

While the Perseid meteor shower will be visible on Saturday night, the real show comes on Sunday, with peak shooting star activity happening the night of August 12 to 13. Bill Cooke - NASA meteor expertHow many meteors will we see? Some meteors will appear lower in the sky as soon as it's fully dark out-around 9:30 p.m.

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  • SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite
SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

This was SpaceX's 15th launch so far this year and its 60th of a Falcon 9 rocket. Following stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage, which previously flew on the first Block 5 mission in May 2018, successfully landed on SpaceX's "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference
Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference

Red tides at Sanibel Island in Florida have continued to leave beaches looking like graveyards, with dozens of fish and other sea life washed up on the shore. While the toxic algae blooms known as "red tides" are common off the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is calling the current event the worst ...

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  • Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights
Needham astronaut heading back to space on first commercial flights

The first crewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will include NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley . NASA has always been working on developing its commercial crew programme while it can focus on its space exploration projects, the report added.

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