A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station on Saturday morning just in time for the holidays. The capsule carrying Christmas treats on board, including smoked turkey and fruitcake, arrived at the space station with a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. Continue reading “SpaceX Dragon Delivers Christmas Gifts to Space Station”
Disney shows sweeping new drone footage unveiling construction of the new Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, against music composed for the attraction.
A video of the London Symphony Orchestra playing John Williams’ rousing music created for the attractions as Star Wars fans are taken on a brief tour of Galaxy’s Edge. The video includes incredible sweeping aerial shots that reveal how construction is progressing. Continue reading “Amazing Drone Footage Unveils How Disney New Star Wars Lands are Taking Shape”
The private spaceflight company SpaceX installed an astronaut walkway at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Monday. The walkway will allow astronauts to get from the launch tower to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship, which will sit atop SpaceX’s 230-foot-tall (70 meters) Falcon 9 rocket.
The 85-foot-long arm was delivered to the base of the Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on August 15. Five days later, it was raised by crane 265 feet above sea level, and there it was mounted to the space shuttle tower. Continue reading “SpaceX Adds New Astronaut Walkway to Historic NASA Launch Pad”
Two workers fell more than six stories from a JW Marriott hotel under construction near Disney World on Wednesday morning when a scaffold collapsed, and they died immediately after plunging to the ground. The tragedy happened at 4:15 a.m. near the Bonnet Creek Resort in
Lake Buena Vista.
A third worker, who was able to hold on and climb to safety, suffered minor injuries, Fire Rescue officials said. Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the workers were preparing to pour concrete on the seventh floor when the scaffolding collapsed.
The men were identified as 46-year-old Jerry Bell who lives in Seffner and 34-year-old Lorenzo Zavala, a former vice president at S&Z Concrete from Plant City. About 18 construction workers were at the hotel at the time, according to Fire Rescue officials.
The reasons for the scaffolding collapse are not known yet. The incident will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The property, the Bonnet Creek Resort, is owned by DCS Real Estate Investments, a West Palm Beach company. An engineering firm Kimley-Horn filed an application with Orange County DCS’ behalf to build a 516-room JW Marriott.
DCS officials said, the company’s corporate policy prohibits commenting to the media on anything.
According to Daily Mail.
SpaceX plans new facilities at KSC to support more launches and landings.
SpaceX is planning to expand its presence at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, including a state-of-the-art launch control center, rocket refurbishment center and a Falcon 9, Dragon rocket garden, according to environmental impact documents filed to NASA a month ago.
The California-based company and its founder the billionaire Elon Musk, is currently well-established on the Space Coast with two launch pads, one at Kennedy Space Center and one at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and also a hangar at Port Canaveral.
Environmental impact documents reveal a proposal for a launch control tower up to 300 feet tall for launches and landings, a rocket garden to show off the company’s historic space vehicles, a new security office, a 280,000 square foot utility yard, and a 133,000 square foot rocket processing and storage facility. The proposed buildings and the associated lot would all be on a piece of land nearly one mile long by a half mile wide. Continue reading “SpaceX Seeks Expansion at KSC”
Cirque du Soleil closes La Nouba at Walt Disney World after a 19-year run and thousands of performances.
The final performance will be held at Disney Springs on Dec. 31, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
La Nouba premiered in late 1998 and was the first Cirque show to have a permanent residence in a city outside of Las Vegas. There have been more than 8,500 performances of the show and more than 10 million guests have enjoyed it, according to Disney.
The future of the distinctive, especially designed theater on the far west end of the complex was not immediately announced. No further information on what will replace La Nouba at Disney Springs. Continue reading “Disney World’s Cirque du Soleil Show Closes This December”
A Florida woman was shocked to find python while doing laundry.
Juanita Tedesco of Cocoa, got the shock of her life when she spotted a ball python while doing the laundry. Juanita Tedesco said the python was wrapped around her pet rat’s blanket and the snake even tried to “eat the blanket.”
Police and wildlife officials said an Ocala neighborhood should be on alert after a venomous cobra escaped from a home Monday night.
Authorities continue to search for the two-foot-long, monocled cobra that escaped from its owner’s home Monday in Ocala, 70 miles northwest of Orlando. The cobra was reported missing by its owner Brian Purdy around 11:15 pm Monday. Purdy has a venomous reptile permit. He was training another man to handle the cobra when it escaped around 9 pm.
Secret terms of a $1 million tourism contract with rapper Pitbull to promote Florida beaches have cost Will Seccombe, the head of the state’s tourism agency, his job.
Gov. Rick Scott called for Visit Florida’s CEO to resign, even though noting that Florida has had record tourism income during the last few years with Will Seccombe leading the state’s agency.
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