SpaceX, ULA postpones launches as Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida – Spaceflight Now

A view from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite of Hurricane Ian making landfall in Southwest Florida on Sept. 28. Credit: NOAA The forecast track of Hurricane Ian across Central Florida has forced SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to postpone several upcoming launches at Cape Canaveral, including the next crew flight to the International Space Station, a … Read more

Once in the doldrums, Florida coast hums with space launches

A child waves a souvenir flag while waiting on the Max Brewer Bridge to view the launch on Pad 39B for the Artemis I mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in Titusville, Fla. The launch was scrubbed. Credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack A decade ago, Florida’s Space … Read more

Florida, Texas, Central US could see the biggest increase in hot days, new modeling shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report examines how dangerously high temperatures could increase over the next 30 years and reveals a grim outlook for much of the nation, especially a vast swath of the central US where residents aren’t accustomed to extreme heat. South Florida is forecast to see the biggest increases in the … Read more

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

Gretchen Robinson, a lesbian high school teacher in Orange County, Fla., poses for a photo at the downtown library, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Educators are ambitiously making changes as they wait to see how the new law governing lessons on gender and sexual orientation will be effected and enforced. Credit: AP Photo/John … Read more

SpaceX counting down to midnight hour launch from Florida – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida with the Globalstar FM15 voice and data relay satellite. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX is counting down to launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral … Read more

Atlas 5 rocket and Starliner capsule return to Florida launch pad – Spaceflight Now

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket and Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule on their launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now United Launch Alliance rolled an Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, moving into the starting position for a critical unpiloted demo flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule. … Read more

Rehabilitated dolphin leaves quarantine at Florida facility

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Linda Erb, vice president of animal care and training at Dolphin Research Center, feeds Ranger, a juvenile bottlenose dolphin, Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Marathon, Fla. The male was flown March 25, to the Florida Keys from the Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rescue Center after … Read more

Another batch of Starlink internet satellites ready for launch from Florida – Spaceflight Now

File photo of a stack of 53 Starlink satellites in a parking orbit during a previous Falcon 9 launch.Credit: SpaceX While SpaceX’s next crew mission awaits a launch opportunity just up the coast, another Falcon 9 rocket is poised for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Thursday with another cluster of 53 Starlink internet satellites heading for … Read more