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NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

Shares of Westminster, Colorado-based Maxar jumped more than 20% following the announcement by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at a meeting sponsored by a Florida college. The firm-fixed price award carries a maximum total value of $375 million, NASA said in a news release. The Trump administration has made a return to the moon a high priority for the U.S. space program, saying the mission would establish a foundation for an eventual journey to put humans on Mars.
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, Trump, Westminster Colorado, Jim Bridenstine, Maxar


First report of powdery mildew on phasey bean in Florida could spell trouble for papaya

In the fall of 2017, leaves of phasey bean plants in Homestead, Florida, displayed powdery fungal growth, which appeared in the form of white spots on both sides of the leaves. Scientists conducted analysis by sequencing genes of genomic DNA and identified the fungus as Erysiphe fallax, which causes a disease known as powdery mildew. To their knowledge, this is the first report of powdery mildew on phasey bean in the United States.
Tags: Florida, Science, Homestead Florida


Two-fifths of Americans say climate change will influence their vote in 2020 election, according to poll

Two-fifths of American voters say climate change will influence how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, a poll has found.The burgeoning ranks of Democratic candidates are under particular pressure to offer solutions to environmental problems, according to researchers.“This is truly a top-tier issue for the Democratic base,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Programme on Climate Change Communication, which put out the poll along with George Mason University.In ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Elizabeth Warren, US, Gulf Coast, Donald Trump, Ucla, George Mason University, Jay Inslee, Sean Hecht, Emmett Institute on Climate Change, Beto O'Rourke, Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale Programme on Climate Change Communication, Frontrunner Joe Biden


SpaceX set to launch first satellites of its internet network

SpaceX is targeting Thursday night for the launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 10:30 pm (0230 GMT Friday). Billionaire Elon Musk's firm, which is leading the private space race when it comes to rocket launches, is now looking to seize a chunk of the future space internet market.
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink, Billionaire Elon Musk


SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellites aimed at delivering internet from space

Billionaire Elon Musk’s plans to launch 60 satellites into space as part of a project to build a high-speed internet network that would be available anywhere on the planet has had to be postponed due to high winds.His company SpaceX was set to blast a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites into orbit late Wednesday night.But the adverse weather conditions at Florida’s Cape Canaveral meant the launch was delayed by 24 hours.It will now take place on Thursday at 10.30pm local time.If successful, ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tesla, Paypal, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, StarLink


SpaceX "Anomaly" Could Delay Manned Spaceflight

The first privately built spacecraft to carry a mannequin to ISS blew up in Florida last month, and won't be making a return trip.
Tags: Florida, Science


SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

The billionaire entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc was set to brief reporters on the Starlink satellite-based internet business ahead of the launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:30 p.m. The first 60 Starlink satellites are stacked together atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Musk plans to send as many as 12,000 satellites into space as soon as 2024 to make high-speed internet available from space across the world. In February, satellites built by Air...
Tags: Florida, Science, Airbus, Musk, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, OneWeb, StarLink, Tesla Inc


Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change

Repairs have been delayed at Air Force Base Tyndall in Florida and the branch's Offutt base in Nebraska as a disaster relief bill stalls in the U.S. Congress. "Climate change is real, it is worsening by the day, and it is undermining our military readiness," Warren said in a post on Medium about the bill. Warren's proposed legislation, called the Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, pushes the Pentagon, the world's largest institutional consumer of energy, to achieve net zero carbon e...
Tags: Florida, Science, Warren, Nebraska, Pentagon, Offutt, Air Force Base Tyndall, U S Congress Climate


How to watch SpaceX's Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday, the first step in the company's plan to build a global satellite internet network. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launching from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will carry the satellites. SEE ALSO: SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into spaceThe first launch window is from a 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday until 12:00 a.m. Thursday. Failing that, a second launch window opens...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink, Spacex Starlink Tech


Russians Hacked Two Florida Counties in 2016, But We Don't Know Which

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he learned from the FBI that two counties were breached by Russian hackers in the 2016 election, according to CNN. This confirms information included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that suggested “at least one” county had been successfully attacked.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Elections, Science, Fbi, Hacking, 2016 Presidential Election, Ron DeSantis, Robert Mueller, Russian Interference, Russia Probe


Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, White House, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Everglades, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence, Pell Grant, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Wants, Ohio Michigan, Roll Call


Florida Governor Says 'NDA' Prevents Him From Naming Counties Hacked by Russia

Russian hackers breached the election systems of two Florida counties back in 2016, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. As for which counties, he wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Russia, Foia, NDA, Ron DeSantis, Election Interference, Government Secrecy, Open Records Laws


Igloo Recalls 60,000 Coolers Over Potential 'Entrapment and Suffocation' After Child Gets Trapped Inside

Igloo Coolers has voluntary recalled tens of thousands of its Marine Elite units due to their potential for “entrapment and suffocation” should a person accidentally become trapped inside, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced last week.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recalls, Igloo, Coolers, Igloo Coolers


Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Real Estate Deals

“No one should be lending for 30 years in most of Florida,” he said at an investment conference in New York last week. Florida’s economic crash could begin with banks or home-buyers worrying that annual insurance policies in some places will become prohibitively expensive, or disappear completely, Glendon said.
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Glendon, Florida Real Estate Deals


US parents 'disappointed' after ruling they must complete chemotherapy for 3-year-old

A judge has told two Florida parents they must continue their three year old child’s chemotherapy - rather than seek exclusively alternative treatments. Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams’ three year old son has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The family was concerned about the side effects of chemotherapy, which include fatigue, hair loss, nausea, and appetite changes, on the young child, and thus expressed interest in alternative treatments inclu...
Tags: Florida, Science, Kentucky, US, Bbc, Ohio, McAdams, St Petersburg Florida, Johns Hopkins All Children 's Hospital, Joshua McAdams, Caroline Tesche Arkin, Ms Bland Ball


Florida parents lose custody of 3-year-old with cancer after halting chemo

Florida parents Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams fight to regain custody of their cancer-stricken son after refusing chemotherapy treatment. “This is about our rights as parents to seek other options.”
Tags: Florida, Science, Taylor Bland Ball, Joshua McAdams


The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that

Three public trials involving Monsanto have raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency ‘Monsanto never conducted epidemiology studies for Roundup and its other formulations.’ Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as extremely safe. The EPA reiterated that stance last week. But the emergence of...
Tags: Florida, Science, Congress, California, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Monsanto, Miami, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Costco, Oakland California, Bayer AG, Center for Biological Diversity


Damn, Donald, Back At It Again With the Gross Pools

The president of the United States may be an infamous germophobe, but he is also an infamous cheapskate whose business ventures regularly attract the attention of health authorities. The latter of these two impulses appears to have won out by far with respect to pools at his resorts in Florida, which Quartz reported…Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Safety, United States, Donald Trump, Pools, Mar a Lago, Dive Right In


Florida couple loses custody of son after stopping his chemotherapy

A Florida couple that went on the run with their 3-year-old son who had beenin need of "lifesaving medical care" has lost custody of their child and couldface neglect charges, according to ABC 13
Tags: Florida, Science, Abc


Florida Parents Lose Custody of 3-Year-Old Son After Stopping Cancer Treatment

Noah McAdams' mom and dad fled the state in search of alternative treatments for his leukemia. That's when a judge stepped in.
Tags: Florida, Science, Noah McAdams


Hurricane Michael Unearths Evidence of Fort Occupied by Hundreds of Freed Slaves

Tangled up in the root balls of enormous trees toppled by Hurricane Michael, which ripped through Florida last October, was an archaeological treasure: ammunition and artifacts from Fort Gadsden, a site occupied by one of the largest communities of freed slaves in the early 1800s.On July 27, 1816, the U.S. Navy was firing shots at the fort (then called the "Negro Fort"), when one shot hit a storage unit filled with ammunition, leading to an explosion that killed hundreds of African Americans.Som...
Tags: Florida, Science, Forest Service, National Park Service, U S Navy, Tallahassee, Kimbrough, Maroons, Underground Railroad Network, Fort Gadsden, Negro Fort, Rhonda Kimbrough, Southeast Archeological Center, Rhonda KimbroughThrough


Florida plane crash: Feature to slow down 737 aircraft that skidded off runway into river 'not working'

A feature that helps aircraft slow down upon landing was broken on a Boeing 737 that skidded into a river in Florida, according to investigators.The plane, which was carrying 143 people, slid off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville at around 9.40pm local time on Friday. It had been flying from the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.“The aircraft had been in maintenance and the maintenance log noted that the left-hand thrust reverser was inoperative,” Bruce Landsberg, vice chairman of...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Science, Washington, Cnn, Jackson, Boeing, Ntsb, Landsberg, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Cheryl Bormann, Bruce Landsberg, Naval Air Station Jacksonville


Pilots made runway change before jet hit Florida river

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pilots of a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base made a last-minute change to the runway where they would make a landing, a federal investigator said Sunday.
Tags: Florida, Science, Ap, Jacksonville Fla


'Thrust reverser' broken on plane that slid into Florida river

The failure of the left-hand "thrust reverser" on the Boeing 737-800 was one of the factors investigators were looking at, as well as a request by the pilots to change runways, said National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. The plane chartered by the U.S. military landed during a thunderstorm at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Friday night and was arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew members. "The aircraft had been in...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cuba, Boeing, National Transportation Safety Board, Landsberg, Bruce Landsberg, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Naval Air Station Jacksonville


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends climate probe, organs on a chip to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule on the first leg of its trip to the International Space Station, loaded up with more than two tons of supplies — including NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 and scores of other science experiments. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came exactly when it had to, at 2:48 a.m. ET May 4 (11:48 p.m. PT May 3). The previous night’s launch attempt had to be called off due to power problems on SpaceX’s drone landing sh...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Orbiting Carbon Observatory


House of Representatives backs climate change deal to force US to stay in Paris agreement

The House of Representatives has passed a bill designed to force the US to stay in the Paris climate deal, in a rebuke to Donald Trump who has promised to withdraw from the landmark agreement. But the Democratic bill, which passed 231-190 in a vote largely along party lines, stands little chance of approval in the Republican-controlled Senate.House Democrats seized on the measure to portray Republicans as obstacles to progress on climate change – and make a case ahead of the 2020 election that T...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Congress, Senate, China, US, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Paris, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump


A toddler's Ice Age discovery: Woolly mammoth tooth found in Florida

Monte Brigance was babysitting his grandson Colt Couch, who turns 3 on Wednesday, during the unexpected discovery
Tags: Florida, Science, Monte Brigance


A SpaceX capsule built to fly humans was 'destroyed' during testing in Florida, company VP says

A top SpaceX official on Thursday confirmed reports that one of the company's Crew Dragon capsules was completely lost during testing in April.
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Vp


Backstory: How to capture a rocket

(Reuters) - “It’s a challenge to describe that noise,” says Reuters senior photographer Mike Blake, after witnessing his first rocket launch. It’s something that stays with you.” Blake worked with Joe Skipper, a veteran of more than 200 launches, to produce Reuters visual coverage of SpaceX out of Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March. Apart from the visual thrill of a launch, readers want to know as much as possible about Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which resupplies the International Space Statio...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Science, International Space Station, Reuters, Blake, Kennedy Space Center, Mike Blake, Joe Skipper


X-37B Military Space Plane's Latest Mystery Mission Passes 600 Days

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission.The reusable robotic vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's space shuttle orbiters, launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 7, 2017.As of today (April 30), the space plane has been aloft for 601 days, on a mission known as Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) because it's the fifth flight of the X-37...
Tags: Florida, Science, America, Nasa, Earth, Air Force, Boeing, US Air Force, SpaceX Falcon, U S Air Force, Kennedy Space Center, OTV, Karl Tate, United Launch Alliance BoeingStill the Air Force



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