Christmas in Florida: Chilly forecast, falling iguanas
The National Weather Service earlier this week warned that South Florida could experience the coldest Christmas Day in 21 years. Morning lows on Saturday could drop into the low 30s and 40s degrees Fahrenheit, the weather service said. Much colder temps expected for Christmas," the National Weather Service in Miami tweeted earlier this week. A squall line with severe storms and fast-moving winds also was headed for north Florida on Christmas Eve. The pandemic also was impacting a Space Coast tradition — Surfing Santa Day, which takes place the day before Christmas.
Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?
In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Floridas Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years, scheduled for May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)ORLANDO, Fla. In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Floridas Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years. Earlier this month, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine asked potential spectators to watch the launch online or on TV from home. NASA astronauts have not launched from the U.S. since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. Although crowd sizes varied, a high-profile space shuttle launch could attract a half million visitors to the Space Coast.
9 powerful photos as Hurricane Dorian lingers offshore in Florida
Getty ImagesPeople take photos as the sun rises over a nearly empty beach as Hurricane Dorian lingers offshore Tuesday in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Getty ImagesTwo men observe a squall caused by Hurricane Dorian, which is looming in the Atlantic Ocean, on Tuesday in Ormond Beach, Florida. Getty ImagesA woman takes a picture as the effects of Hurricane Dorian begin to be felt Monday in Cocoa Beach (Scott Olson/Getty Images). Getty ImagesWaves roll in to shore as Hurricane Dorian continued to make its way toward the Florida coast Monday in Indialantic, Florida (Scott Olson/Getty Images). Getty ImagesPeople were seen making sandbags Saturday at the citys municipal center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (Mark Wilson/Getty Images).
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins speaks at a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the launch, in Cocoa Beach, Florida, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Joe SkipperWonderful feeling to be back at launch pad 39A, Collins, the command module pilot for Apollo 11, said in an interview on the pad with Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, himself a veteran of four space shuttle launches and a former shuttle commander. Aldrin, 89, was to join Collins on the launch pad but canceled. Collins was to be joined Tuesday evening at a gala in Cape Canaveral, Florida, by Charles Duke, the youngest human to walk on the moon as an Apollo 16 astronaut, Apollo flight director Gerald Griffin, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and four-time shuttle veteran Charlie Precourt.feeds.reuters.com
A conversation with Amy Gellert's killer
A conversation with Amy Gellert's killer Bunny and Bob Lehton were held captive and attacked by an intruder in their Cocoa Beach, Fla., home on March 20, 1994. In a police interview 12 days later, they describe the masked man's behavior during the moments leading up to the killing of their daughter.cbsnews.com
Florida investigators hunt for unusual weapons in brutal 1994 attack, murder
Florida investigators hunt for unusual weapons in brutal 1994 attack, murder "He had a real relationship with that dagger." Bunny and Bob Lehton describe how an intruder controlled them with an unusual dagger and a prop gun during an attack at their Cocoa Beach home on March 20, 1994.cbsnews.com