• Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

    Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

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    This is not a walk in the park", Elon Musk warned at a crowded press conference at the rocket maker's headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport. "I'm not afraid at all.I trust him, and I trust [the] SpaceX team", Maezawa said. Could there be more than one billionaire aboard SpaceX's upcoming lunar fly-around mission? Musk added that the BFR launch system represents "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space".
  • SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

    SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

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    Maezawa! What is known is that the flight is expected to reach a distance from Earth of between 500,000 to 650,000 km (310,685 to 403,890 mi), making Maezawa and his passengers the farthest-travelling humans from Earth. It should take about 4 or 5 days. "This is going to be risky". This is no walk in the park, ' Musk cautioned. Before the presser, Elon shared some photos of what the Big Falcon Rocket would look like.
  • Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn

    Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn

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    At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph. Its forward movement was 6 miles per hour (9 kph). on Friday. "Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience". Cooper also requested additional federal disaster assistance in anticipation of what his office called "historic major damage" across the state .
  • The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

    The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

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    Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for Monday, September 17 from 6pm until 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 as Storm Helene sweeps across the nation. The storm is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, with near 10 inches possible in isolated areas, forecasters said.
  • Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

    Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

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    Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected. Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center .
  • More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

    More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

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    It may move a little north into Virginia or a little south into SC. While the military has moved 30 Navy ships based in Norfolk, Virginia, including the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall. Several universities in the Cape Fear region are letting their students go home, and school systems are considering canceling classes later this week as a major hurricane approaches.
  • Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

    Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

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    Kavanaugh wrote that he assumed the man who approached him "and touched my arm" during a break at the Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings had been one of the many protesters in the hearing room. Under questioning last week, Kavanaugh clarified that while he may have attended meetings and hearing prep sessions, he wasn't the primary White House official assigned to Pryor.
  • Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

    Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

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    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined the chorus of warnings, and issued an evacuation order for about a quarter million residents in flood-prone coastal areas, beginning Tuesday morning. The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow for a smooth flow of traffic inland. "We are leaving him our generator, but I don't think it's particularly smart of him".
  • East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

    East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

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    Florence was expected to approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Thursday, possibly near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, according to maps of the storm's trajectory predicted by the NHC . South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Saturday declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm. Hurricanes impacting the Carolinas isn't rare, but it has been some time since a major hurricane has made landfall in North Carolina.
  • Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

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    If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice. Olivia's motion is forecast to continue for the next couple of days, with a WSW turn anticipated by Tuesday. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.