• Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger
Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger

Mr Maezawa came to SpaceX with the idea for the group flight, Mr Musk said. In a statement, Maezawa continued: "If Pablo Picasso had been able to see the Moon up close, what kind of paintings would he have drawn?" Maezawa added that he won't be travelling alone as he'll be bring artists along with him.

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  • NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice
NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch on September 15 at 6:02 a.m. Built by Northrop Grumman, ICESat-2 carries a single instrument - a laser altimeter that measures height by determining how long it takes photons to travel from the spacecraft to E...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed
Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed

The flash flooding could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridges. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury. When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. So as the temperature of ocean water goes up, w...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast
Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

The Category 1 hurricane's center is expected to crash onshore sometime Friday and unload flash flooding, pounding wind and towering storm surges at least through Saturday. Warning of looming storm surges of nine to 12 feet, he urged residents to take the storm seriously no matter the category, saying "this is all about the water, anyway".

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  • Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation
Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation

The hurricane center, in its 5 a.m. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. Right now the storm does not have a lot of speed behind it, so the rainfall will likely be extensive along the coastal areas, wi...

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  • Even as Florence weakens, flooding is still a major threat
Even as Florence weakens, flooding is still a major threat

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , has been lashed by torrential rains and near-hurricane force winds, CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reported. Rescue crews have used boats to reach hundreds besieged by the rising waters. Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, South Caroli...

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  • Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression
Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Here's all you need to know about Hurricane Helene which is set to arrive close to the United Kingdom on Tuesday. The system grew into a named tropical storm last Saturday afternoon and flared up to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday night - becoming the fifth-named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

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  • SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon
SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

The hard-charging rocket firm, run by billionaire Elon Musk , announced the news from its official Twitter handle. SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space. In June this year, it was reported the mission had been postponed until 2019 at the earliest. Now, the Hawthorne, Calif. -based company sa...

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  • Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac
Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

That's as high as an eight-story building. A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts. Isaac is a weakening tropical storm and is expected...

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  • Gov. Northam declares state of emergency for tropical storm Florence
Gov. Northam declares state of emergency for tropical storm Florence

Landfall could be made between SC and North Carolina on Thursday, according to NHC predictions. The storm, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda, is projected to make landfall early Friday morning somewhere in the Carolinas, according to National Hurricane Center forecasts.

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  • Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances
Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances

Hurricane Isaac, churning in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour), is following closely behind Florence. In Virginia , home to the world's largest sea base, the USA navy has ordered all ships to sea in preparation for the storm, where they can more safely ride out the violent wind and w...

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  • 'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane
'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

Florence may make landfall anywhere from New England to the Carolinas as soon as Thursday as a Category 3 or higher hurricane. The storm's center was 750 miles southeast of Bermuda at 11 a.m. Florence is moving toward the west near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. Elsewhere in the tropics, ...

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  • Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence
Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence

At this point, its exact landfall location is very hard to determine as Florence will eventually make a NW and then north turn. The NHC encouraged residents along the east coast to review their hurricane plans. If it does brush up against the coast, Cumberland County could see winds and rain, Morrow said. The storm is moving west at 13 miles ...

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  • 'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge
'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. If all goes according to Republicans' plans, the committee will vote later this month - nearly surely along straight party lines - to send his nomination to the full Senate in hopes of getting him on the court by the October 1 start of the 2018 term.

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  • 'Mob rule' and chaos in the Senate at hearing of Trump's choice
'Mob rule' and chaos in the Senate at hearing of Trump's choice

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. After the hearing this week, lawmakers will vote on whether to approve Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. "There are battles worth fighting, regardless of the outcome", Sen. When the father of a school shooting victim held out his hand to Donald Trump's nominee for the supreme court on Tuesday,...

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  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change
Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

A tropical disturbance and its associated area of thunderstorms was located near the Dominican Republic on Friday morning, moving in the direction of South Florida . Labor Day weekend looking increasingly like a washout in Panama City Beach. Hurricane season ends November 30, but September 10 is historically the "peak" day for storm activity in ...

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  • Hawaii prepares for powerful Hurricane Lane
Hawaii prepares for powerful Hurricane Lane

Storm surge is also likely to be an issue, but which locations see surge, and how high it is, will depend on the exact track of the storm. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months, and most of an area hit by a Category 5 hurricane will be uninhabitable for weeks or months, the weather service added.

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  • Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

At a summit in Finland last month, Trump drew criticism and outrage when he told reporters he accepted Putin's denial that Russian Federation had intervened in the 2016 presidential election - a stance in direct conflict with the US intelligence community's position.

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend
Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

Discovered in 1862, Swift-Tuttle is considered a large comet. The shooting stars will appear to come from a single point, or "radiant", situated in the constellation Perseus, that climbs higher as the night progresses. The Perseid meteors are smaller pieces, or debris, of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which was named after the astronomers who discove...

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  • Tips to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Tips to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

One of the best annual astronomical events will light up the sky this weekend and celestial bodies have aligned to produce an excellent late-night show. The Perseids are named after their radiant point of origin in the constellation Perseus. The Perseid shower is famous for bright, fast meteors that leave a long wake behind them, NASA says .

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