Global  

SpaceX launches the first south-bound rocket from Florida in decades

The Verge Monday, 31 August 2020
SpaceX launches the first south-bound rocket from Florida in decadesThis evening, SpaceX launched another rocket from Florida, but this vehicle took a very different kind of path than most flights from the East Coast. Rather than head eastward after launch as most Florida missions do, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket headed south after liftoff, skirting over Florida’s southeast coast and heading over Cuba.

That’s because this mission was headed to what is known as a polar orbit — a path that runs mostly north-to-south over the Earth’s poles. It’s a type of mission you don’t normally see taking place from Florida. In fact, this will be the first time since 1969 that a rocket taking off from Florida heads southward.

Up until now, most polar launches in the US have taken place from the southern coast of California....
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: AmazeLab - Published
News video: SpaceX Just Launched First Rocket Heading Over Cuba in Decades

SpaceX Just Launched First Rocket Heading Over Cuba in Decades 01:12

Elon Musk's company launched the SAOCOM 1B mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 30th. This is the first time since 1969 that a rocket launching from Florida headed southward.

💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Florida Florida State of the United States of America

City Girls Perform in Florida to Packed House on Thanksgiving

Florida is experiencing enormous increases in COVID illnesses and deaths, but the State is still allowing big events, so the City Girls performance in Orlando on..
TMZ.com

Ranking college football's best QBs through Week 12: Florida's Kyle Trask eyes SEC records

Florida's Kyle Trask leads rankings of the best college quarterbacks through Week 12, while three QBs from the ACC make the top 10.

USATODAY.com

Words of Gratitude From Florida

The New York Times asked poets laureate from across the country what the people in their states had to be thankful for in this difficult year.
NYTimes.com

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches new satellite batch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying on it a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit for the Starlink..
USATODAY.com

SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 rocket on its seventh trip to space

On Tuesday night, SpaceX successfully launched another batch of the company’s internet-from-space Starlink satellites to orbit, using a very space-hardened..
The Verge

SpaceX SpaceX American private aerospace company

SpaceX launches 100th Falcon 9 mission with fleet-leading rocket from Florida

The most experienced Falcon 9 rocket in SpaceX's fleet launched from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, delivering 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit.

USATODAY.com

SpaceX launches 60 more internet satellites in 100th Falcon 9 flight

The Falcon 9 rocket's first stage set a new record, making its seventh flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
CBS News

SpaceX launches satellite from California to monitor sea levels

SpaceX on Saturday launched a rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying into orbit a satellite that will monitor sea..
CBS News

Cuba Cuba Caribbean country

Human rights groups denounce Cuba harassment of activist group [Video]

Human rights groups denounce Cuba harassment of activist group

International human rights groups have denounced the state harassment of a group of activists in Cuba.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 03:08Published

Biden Nominates Cuban-Born Lawyer to Lead Homeland Security Dept.

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a former deputy homeland security secretary, would be tasked with restoring faith in a department that carried out the Trump immigration..
NYTimes.com

Biden taps Alejandro Mayorkas as first immigrant to lead DHS

Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee, would also become the first Latino to lead the department.
CBS News

Alejandro Mayorkas picked as first Latino to head DHS as Biden builds out diverse foreign policy team

President-elect Joe Biden chose Alejandro Mayorkas, who arrived as a refugee from Cuba, to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

USATODAY.com
Tropical Storm Eta targets Florida west coast [Video]

Tropical Storm Eta targets Florida west coast

[NFA] Tropical Storm Eta spun toward Florida's west coast on Wednesday, nearing its fourth landfall in a matter of days. Freddie Joyner has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:11Published

California California State of the United States of America

In California: L.A. County adopts further COVID-19 restrictions, and Disney lays off workers

Plus: Palm Springs resident has "opportunity" on "Jeopardy!", California oil regulators issued hundreds of improper permits and no SantaCon this year.
 

USATODAY.com
Floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga to go under the hammer in London [Video]

Floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga to go under the hammer in London

A “spectacular” 10ft floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga in her latest musicvideo could sell for as much as £20,000 next month in London. The pop star,34, wore the hand-painted and appliqued leather bodysuit, called the FloralAlien, during the shoot for the song 911 which was filmed in the desert regionof Valencia in California this August.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:16Published
Meet Siqi Mou, the founder who is using artificial intelligence to redefine skincare [Video]

Meet Siqi Mou, the founder who is using artificial intelligence to redefine skincare

In this episode of #SiliconValley2.0, hosted by Sabrina Halper, we bring you a conversation with HelloAva co-founder Siqi Mou. Born in China, Siqi moved to California to attend Stanford University. After graduating, she worked at JP Morgan and was an on-air anchor for Bloomberg Indonesia. Eventually, she found herself back at Stanford for business school. It was there, as part of a class project, that she began to work on the idea behind HelloAva. HelloAva Inc is a tech-enabled beauty personalization startup which combines artificial intelligence and human expertise. This cutting edge, data-driven approach has led them to over 1.6 million skincare consultations. Applying the pillars of modern technology onto the ever-growing beauty industry has helped this start up stand out. In this episode, you can hear about Siqi’s path to her start-up, her insights into the future of the industry, and her personal approach to following her dreams. Silicon Valley 2.0 is a fortnightly series that showcases the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses that have the potential to scale new heights.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 16:49Published

California crews rescue hiker pinned for hours by boulder

The California Highway Patrol came to the rescue of a hiker who was pinned by a falling boulder while he was out in the mountains near Calistoga. Jamie Yuccas..
CBS News

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch [Video]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

Occurred on August 18, 2020 / Merritt Island, Florida, USAInfo from Licensor: "SpaceX launch live August 18 2020 at 10:31 am."

Credit: Viral Hog Content     Duration: 01:24Published
Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis Warns Of COVID-19 Toll On Families [Video]

Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis Warns Of COVID-19 Toll On Families

Gov. Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis and child-welfare advocates warned Friday about the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on some families.

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 00:47Published
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Gov. Ron DeSantis [Video]

Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Gov. Ron DeSantis

CBS4's Jim DeFede went one-on-one with the governor, who was giving his first formal interview since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 23:49Published