Blinding brightness: Artemis I fiery nighttime launch stuns spectatorsShow Caption Hide Caption NASA makes history with Artemis I launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida NASA's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule take flight for the first time from Kennedy Space Center on the historic Artemis I mission on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. More: With sights set on the moon, NASA launches historic Artemis I mission from FloridaMore: NASA pushing forward with Artemis I launch after clearing hurricane-related damagesBlinding brightness. Artemis I turns darkness into daylight at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Launch spectators count down the final seconds before Artemis I lifts off -- and the sky brightens from 3.5 miles away at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Aside from NASA-invited guests, Apollo/Saturn V Center spectators paid $250 for "Feel the Heat Package" launch viewing packages. By 11 p.m., foot traffic jammed "The Right Stuff," the Apollo/Saturn V Center's NASA-centric gift shop.
Feds to hold Nov. 9 meeting to update status of environmental investigation near Patrick Space Force BaseWorried about what military waste may lurk underneath your yard or home? The agency plans to probe South Patrick Shores yards for any dangerous debris or chemicals left behind before, during and after World War II. — On Aug. 23, 1943, the federal government acquired 12.28 acres for use as the Canova Beach Radar Station. Some fear the Corps won't dig deep in the South Patrick Shores area enough to find contamination, literally. Want to learn more about former military contamination sites along Brevard's barrier island?1 month ago Florida Today
Indian River Lagoon is priority in Florida House District 34 race between Brackett, GrebWith the Indian River Lagoon as a primary economic and recreational feature along Indian River and Brevard counties, both candidates for Florida House District 34 said they rate it as among their priorities if elected. House 34's boundaries include all of Indian River County and the south end of unincorporated Brevard County, including Barefoot Bay, Little Hollywood and others in the Micco area. Geographic makeup: About 87.9% of the registered voters in District 34 live in Indian River County and 12.1% live in Brevard County. Volunteer and civic engagement: I am currently a board member of the nonpartisan Indian River Neighborhood Association, which advocates on behalf of the environment and other quality-of-life issues in Indian River County. I see this as a time of great opportunity for strengthening our democracy and healing our planet, as well as the beautifully unique Indian River Lagoon.1 month ago Florida Today
SpaceX launched a classified Falcon Heavy mission from KSC with a twin booster landingSpace is important to us and that's why we're working to bring you top coverage of the industry and Florida launches. Without enough fuel, there was no chance of attempting a drone ship landing like with previous Falcon Heavy missions. Falcon Heavy: 10 things to know about the powerful rocket, including Starman's whereaboutsFor subscribers: Why are heavy-lift launchers like Falcon Heavy needed? National security missionThe Falcon Heavy is powered by three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together to produce over 5 million pounds of thrust. Tuesday’s USSF-44 Falcon Heavy mission was the first time the rocket was used to launch a Space Force national security payload.1 month ago Florida Today
Puerto Rican Day parade in Palm Bay draws 1,000 for 25th anniversarySupport local journalism. Brevard’s Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday afternoon in Palm Bay, with about 42 groups walking the route from the corner of Eldron Boulevard and Malabar Road to City Hall. This was the first Puerto Rican Day parade held since his death. The event, Florida’s oldest Puerto Rican Day parade, was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID. Elba Matthews used to attend the Puerto Rican Day parade in Chicago, and was looking forward to seeing Palm Bay's parade.1 month ago Florida Today
Creativity on display: Brevard artists to show and sell works at Cocoa Beach librarySupport local journalism by subscribing at Special Offers - USAToday Network. They come from very different backgrounds, but the members of the Central Brevard Art Association share a common goal: To promote and encourage the arts. It has been 62 years since a handful of local artists met at Voss Music in Cocoa’s Byrd Plaza to form the Brevard Art Association, which four years later morphed into the Central Brevard Art Association. The scholarships are funded through the baskets that are raffled at each of the CBAA art shows. If you goCentral Brevard Art Association show and saleWhen: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6Where: Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave.1 month ago Florida Today
Crist urges supporters at Melbourne rally to get out the vote to beat DeSantisDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist urged his supporters during a Melbourne campaign stop Monday to get their friends and neighbors out to the polls, to help him defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Crist was Florida governor from 2007 to 2011, when he was a Republican. DeSantis rallies Melbourne supporters: DeSantis pushes his campaign, goes after Biden administration during Melbourne stopWhat voters need to know: 2022 election: Ultimate voter's guide to candidates, issuesBut Crist told his supporters at the Melbourne rally not to worry about the polls, saying the only poll that matters is the results of the votes cast in the election. Crist's Melbourne rally was a sharp contrast to the one held by DeSantis outside the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne on Friday evening that was attended by about 3,000 people. Crist and his surrogates focused their attack on DeSantis, with Crist criticizing DeSantis for not doing enough to address such things as rising utility rates, homeowners' insurance bills and manatee deaths.26 days ago Florida Today
Brevard high school races come down to this in Week 10The scenarios for district championships are set with one week of district play remaining in Florida high school football. The Raiders bring a 3-0 District 10-3S mark into Week 10, and they can complete an unbeaten district season. Week 9 HS football roundup: Melbourne clinches; Palm Bay, Cocoa set up district showdownScoring summaries: Brevard County high school football Week 9 scoreboardCocoa and Palm Bay both have 3-0 District 12-2S records, and they'll play on the Pirates' field Friday for the district championship. Makeup Brevard football gamesHoly Trinity has scheduled two makeup football games for the next eight days. VIDEO: Titusville at Holy Trinity football clips, plus Josiah Allen Josiah Allen spoke after his team's 27-7 non-district high school football win, Titusville over Holy Trinity on Oct. 21, 2022.1 month ago Florida Today