The Orlando airport was closed at 2 a.m. Tuesday in preparations for Hurricane Dorian. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority officials, after consulting with the National Weather Service, said it is safe to reopen the state’s busiest airport.
Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida closed Tuesday afternoon
ahead of forecasted strong winds and heavy rain. The approaching storm also forced
Orlando International Airport to stop operations at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Orlando International Airport will remain open on
Monday, according to a statement of officials.
As the forecast for Hurricane Dorian shifted further off Florida’s east coast, Orlando International Airport will continue with operations on Monday, despite a previous tweet saying it would cease flights at 2 a.m. Monday on September 2.
The Orlando International Airport announced on Saturday night that flight operations will continue on Monday. Airport officials say Dorian’s changing track is the reason behind the decision of lifting its previous planned closure and they will keep an eye on the storm.
residents are on high alert as hurricane Dorian approaches.
Dorian is expected to hit Florida as a dangerous category 4 storm. Floridians are racing to get ready and rushed to supermarkets across the states collecting food and supplies. Tourists are scrambling to get out as the dangerous hurricane is getting closer.
SpaceX successfully launched its 18th cargo flight to the space station Thursday evening.
The Space-X Dragon Capsule lifted off at 6:01 p.m., from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
moving across Florida delayed a launch attempt on Wednesday and the weather
predictions indicated a low chance for launch Thursday as more stormy weather
was expected. However, clouds thinned out and right on time the Falcon 9 roared
to life and lifted off.
Universal Orlando admitted workers and customers received electric shocks at Volcano Bay water theme park after employees had been hospitalized.
Studios’ Orlando, Florida resort’s Volcano Bay water theme park closed early on
Sunday after several customers and workers complained of electric shocks and the
Orlando Fire Department transported four patients to area hospitals.
A New York man rents a billboard to get a dream job at Walt Disney World.
How far would
you go to land the job of your dreams? For one Central Florida man, the sky, or
almost, was the limit.
In an attempt to get the attention of the company’s HR department, a man looking for a job in Walt Disney World rented a billboard near the park in Orlando, Florida.
The billboard along State Road 535 reads, “Dear Walt Disney World Executives and HR, experienced EA/PA Professional seeking a position as a WDW Assistant.” It provides his phone number and email address “futureWDWassistant@gmail.com.”
SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket next launch from Florida’s Space Coast has been pushed back to Tuesday, April 9. The megarocket will lift off from historic Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying the Arabsat 6A communications satellite.
Although this is the second launch of the world’s most powerful
rocket, it will be its first commercial mission. Its maiden launch was a
demonstration flight on February 6, last year, when Elon Musk’s cherry-red
Roadster and a Starman dummy pilot were sent into space.
Look, ma, no
driver! Driverless shuttles are coming to Lake Nona.
Orlando’s Lake Nona unveiled the first autonomous vehicles in Florida last Tuesday.
Autonomous vehicle company Beep revealed that a miniature, self-driving bus will hit the streets of Lake Nona in the coming months.
Move Nona is a self-driving shuttle and will seat up to 15 passengers. The vehicle will be able to travel no more than 16 miles per hour, according to Beep. The project is supplied by French company Navya, whose representatives also came to Lake Nona to announce Beep had been chosen as a partner on the project. Both Beep and Navya have been contracted by Lake Nona owner and prime developer- Tavistock Group which is a Bahamas-based private investment organization founded in 1975 and controlling assets in various land development projects.
Dozens of executives and local officials gathered in the Orlando suburb for the announcement. Beep is planning to plant its headquarters square in Lake Nona – a 17 square-mile neighborhood in south Orlando billed as one of the newest, fastest developing tech-heavy ‘smart cities.’ If you need one of the new autonome shuttles, all you have to do is use an app to request a pickup. The shuttles run on batteries and are guided by sensors. The project aims to reduce air pollution and congestion. Each bus will be able to accommodate eight seated passengers and there is standing room for a few more.
Buddy Dyer told reporters that the aim of the area is to become one of the
autonomous vehicle central-points of all the United States as currently it is one
of ten autonomous vehicle proving grounds in the country.
On a launch pad in Florida, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is ready for the first flight test of its new space capsule designed to carry astronauts into space.
The Falcon 9 is scheduled to take to the skies over Florida
Saturday morning. The rocket’s payload is the new Dragon capsule, the company’s
very first vehicle designed to take people to the International Space Station. Even
though the Crew Dragon capsule is meant for passengers, it will not carry
any people on board when Falcon 9 rocket blasts off.
The mission is called Demonstration-1 or DM-1 and the flight is
a test. It is only meant to show NASA that the Crew Dragon is space-worthy and
safe for future human crew members.NASA is particularly concerned
about this, because the very first people who will fly on the Crew Dragon capsule
will be the space agency’s astronauts. The Crew Dragon is a critical part of NASA
Commercial Crew Program, which has been developed by using privately-made spacecraft
to transport NASA astronauts to and from the space station.
The white, bell-shaped Dragon
capsule can carry up to seven astronauts and it is basically a more powerful
version of the SpaceX robotic cargo ship. When the capsule blasts off as, it
will travel to the International Space Station and dock there. The three
astronauts currently living in the space station will be able go
inside the hatch to load and unload cargo before the Dragon returns to Earth
and splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean.