• Families search for missing people in wake of Hurricane Michael
Families search for missing people in wake of Hurricane Michael

The death toll from Michael's destructive march from Florida through to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death in Mexico Beach. Mexico Beach Police Chief Anthony Kelly, said it was tough to get people to leave their homes as the hurricane approached.

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  • Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16

But he gave no details on the number of dead. One of the first things you notice as you walk into Mexico Beach is the stillness. "There's a pile", McPherson said as they searched for signs of life. Elsewhere, President Donald Trump announced plans to visit Florida and hard-hit Georgia early next week but didn't say what day he would arrive....

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  • Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 16
Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 16

Further details were not immediately available. U.S. authorities say at least eight people are confirmed dead in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia. "We had houses that were on one side of the street and now they're on the other", he said. Many of those who did survive don't have water or power.

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  • NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident
NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

Hague has been in the astronaut corps for five years after a career in the Air Force. A Russian "state commission" has been formed to investigate the rocket failure. "We will need to look and analyze the specific cause - whether it was a cable, a pyro or a nut", he said. Because the Soyuz is the only option right now for manned travel, Roskosmo...

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  • Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket
Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

According to the Air Force , it had to develop a strategy that can accelerate domestic companies' quest to get National Security Space launch requirements. Crewed spacecraft could also be launched, just like the predecessor Ares I and Liberty rockets, which were created to launch the Orion space capsule.

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  • Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure
Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Hague and Ovchinin left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the International Space Station at 2:40 p.m. local time on Thursday. That automatically triggered the launch abort, beginning with the separation of the capsule from the rocket to get the crew away from the booster , which, of course, is laden w...

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  • Michael moves into Atlantic but leaves destruction across 5 states
Michael moves into Atlantic but leaves destruction across 5 states

Then, as Michael blew through Virginia as a tropical storm, authorities said five people there were killed, including four who drowned and a firefighter whose truck was struck by a tractor-trailer as he responded to an accident in heavy storm conditions.

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  • Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach
Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach

More than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been ordered or urged to clear out as Michael closed in. Michael snapped boats in two and hurled a large ship onto the shore, residents said. Twisted street signs lay on the ground. "This is a war zone. That's where you're going to see the extreme, extreme devastation". The whole area. they'...

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  • Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida
Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida

These eased steadily overnight, to 50 miles per hour just before dawn. On Thursday, authorities and residents will begin to discover the full extent of Michael's destruction in Florida and Georgia while the Carolinas brace for possible flooding, tornadoes and unsafe winds in numerous same areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence flood...

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  • United Nations report on global warming carries life-or-death warning
United Nations report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Australia is rejecting the latest Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change report, insisting coal remains critical to energy security and lowering household power bills. Carbon Capture and Storage has not yet been proven to be an economic solution-without a price penalizing carbon emissions, adoption of CCS techniques are prohibitively expens...

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  • Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch
Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch

Richard Fausset of The New York Times said the winds were so intense that it felt like a California quake. But after the storm passed, she emerged to check on the cafe she manages and discovered a scene of breathtaking destruction. The winds ripped off hotel awnings, shattered glass doors, blew down fences and stirred up white caps in swimming po...

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  • Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall
Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall

The storm surge, which is the elevated sea level around the storm itself that pushes onto land as the hurricane makes landfall, has spread from the panhandle down the Florida peninsula, reaching as far as Tampa. That is just two miles an hour shy of Category 5, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "Things happen to even the m...

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  • Virgin Galactic will be in space in
Virgin Galactic will be in space in "weeks not months", says Branson

Branson said part of the reason why he himself had such an "enjoyable life and a long life" is due to him finding "wonderful people" to run his companies, only getting involved with the key issues. Virgin Galactic will get people into space using slightly different means than the likes of NASA and SpaceX . The first space tourists, who visited...

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  • See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images

A hurricane warning is now posted for the Florida Gulf coast from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida, including Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee. "Take care of them", Scott said. "Houses that have been there forever are just shattered". The roar of the winds, he said, sounded like a jet engine.

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  • Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the US and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russian Federation blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018.

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  • Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams
Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams

Florida officials said Michael , packing winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph), was the most powerful storm to hit the southern U.S. state in more than a century. Duke Energy Florida expected 100,000 to 200,000 customers to lose power. At landfall, Michael's wind strength was just 2 miles per hour under the threshold for a Category 5 hur...

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  • The Hubble Space Telescope is broken
The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

Hubble was built with six gyroscopes created to keep the telescope pointed the same way for long periods of time. But only three gyros are needed for normal telescope operation with the others held in reserve. The 28-year-old telescope has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. The solution. NASA has three backup gyros that are more advanced t...

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  • Hurricane Michael makes landfall, heading to Mid-Atlantic coast
Hurricane Michael makes landfall, heading to Mid-Atlantic coast

Winds will be 10-15 sustained, gusting up to 25 miles per hour. The agency urged people in the area to take shelter "immediately". A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 6.5 feet of inundation above ground level.

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  • State of Emergency Declared for Florida Panhandle
State of Emergency Declared for Florida Panhandle

Rain coverage will begin to expand into the region Wednesday, with the heaviest rain likely Thursday into Friday morning. Up to 12 inches of rain could fall in Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend, southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia. Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased t...

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  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Trailer at NYCC: See the New Spock!
'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Trailer at NYCC: See the New Spock!

The trailer includes a reveal of a bearded young Spock ( Ethan Peck ) - the show's lead Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), you'll recall, is his adopted half-sister. "And Spock has seen this Red Angel in an earlier moment in his life". This culminates in an episode on his home planet where we'll meet Saru's sister.

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