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SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon I could not pass up the opportunity to see the moon ". I want to share this experience with as many people as possible. "I choose to go to the moon with artists", Maezawa said Monday. Falcon Heavy's maiden flight was shown as part of SpaceX's evolution towards BFR. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year". [Full Article...]

Florence bringing 'catastrophic' flooding, mudslides as rivers rise in Carolinas

Florence bringing 'catastrophic' flooding, mudslides as rivers rise in Carolinas At least five people have died in the state in relation to the storm . Florence was downgraded from a hurricane soon after it made landfall on the U.S. Southwest Virginia could see up to 15 inches, and the rest of the mid-Atlantic and New England states face 10 inches of rain. And a fifth person reportedly died of a heart attack inside her home in Hampstead, North Carolina , the New Yor... [Full Article...]

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas Florence was still massive, despite being downgraded to a tropical depression from a once-fearsome Category 4 hurricane . Dozens more were rescued from a collapsed motel. Florence's merciless deluge has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and SC impassable - and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come. [Full Article...]

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes At launch, the satellite was scheduled to operate for three years, but much of its 3,482 lbs. (The last failure was in 1997, when a Delta II carrying a Global Positioning System satellite exploded seconds after leaving the pad .) As noted by the Verge , prior payloads have included the Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes, the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, and the original ICESat. [Full Article...]

North Carolina governor: We saw ‘significant damage’ in eastern part of state

In the Lehigh Valley, Davis said the rainfall could result in some localized flash flooding and wind gusts of about 20 miles per hour, much less than the over 105 miles per hour gusts Thursday night that sent seawater surging ashore along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

The storm killed at least 10 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas of the Carolinas and up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia, the NHC said. [Full Article...]

7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas

7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas Roy Cooper said. "There is probably not a county or a person that will not be affected in some way by this very massive and violent storm". The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington , North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Forecaster: Florence storm surge not diminished

Forecaster: Florence storm surge not diminished In other words, this hurricane will basically stall - pounding the same parts of the Carolinas over and over again. While a fast-traveling hurricane might blow off some shingles, a relentless onslaught such as this could easily blow off roofs or destroy houses. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves 28 dead in trail of destruction across Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves 28 dead in trail of destruction across Philippines As the typhoon moved on to southern China and densely populated Hong Kong , it smashed windows and forced the cancellation of 889 flights. "It swayed for quite a long time , at least two hours". Francis Tolentino, an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, said most of the fatalities were killed in landslides in mountainous areas. Police Superintendent Pelita Tacio said that a part of a ... [Full Article...]

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence The mother and baby were among a family of three who were in a house in Wilmington , North Carolina , when it was struck by a falling tree. The storm's center is crawling inland over SC, but its main rain bands largely are over already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. [Full Article...]

Hollywood Celebrates Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: 'Check Mate,' 'F*ck U Trump'

Hollywood Celebrates Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: 'Check Mate,' 'F*ck U Trump' Manafort was present at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump campaign members and a Russian lawyer. "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement . [Full Article...]

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials Were it to be an independent country, California would have the fifth largest economy in the world, trailing only Germany, Japan, China and the US. Ghosh said that India must use this opportunity provided by the California summit to "demonstrate its climate actions, by virtue of its power of resistance to inequities in climate politics, its power of example set through domestic policies and ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge

Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. Florence is widely seen as a test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), whose capabilities were stretched thin a year ago as it responded to three major hurricanes. [Full Article...]

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas Wilmington, North Carolina, recorded wind gusts as high as 105 miles per hour, where a mother and her 8-month-old infant were confirmed dead after being crushed when a tree fell onto the house they were in, according to ABC News . Hurricane Florence, a Category 1 storm, has already claimed four lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to police. Power outages are widespread, and rescue crew... [Full Article...]

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the electricity went out. Florence also blew down trees. Cooper told ABC News' David Muir that residents should continue to shelter in place, even though Florence is no longer a hurricane, because roads are covered in debris and water, a... [Full Article...]

Rescue efforts begin as Florence wreaks havoc on the Carolina coast

The Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina yesterday began to flow over its banks, triggering flooding as waters continued to rise from torrential rainfall. The state's transportation secretary, James Trogdon, said the state may see "flood events" that normally only occur once every 1,000 years. In Jacksonville, North Carolina, officials rescued about 60 people overnight from a hotel that was c... [Full Article...]

NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence

NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence Crews are coming in from all over the region to assist with the expected power outages. A steady stream of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday, and North Carolina Gov. For anyone needing a place to stay to escape the hurricane, both North Carolina and SC are updating their lists of emergency shelters. "The worst is yet to come", he added. [Full Article...]

This Is Why The US Are Really Panicking About Hurricane Florence

This Is Why The US Are Really Panicking About Hurricane Florence ET by the National Hurricane Center, shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The NHC notes that amount of rainfall would "produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding". "It's a very unsafe storm", Federal Emergency Management Autho... [Full Article...]

Hurricance Florence: Watch the storm close in from space

As of 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to near 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, but the NHC warned residents of risky storm surges and "catastrophic flooding". Coast Guard members said choppers had made about 50 rescues in and around New Bern and Jacksonville as of noon. Wildlife also found itself directly affected by Florence's floodwaters , including these deer s... [Full Article...]

Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

WILMINGTON: Florence barreled into the Carolina coast and moved inland on Friday, knocking down trees, overflowing rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leading to the death of five people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. [Full Article...]


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