PopMuse: Florida News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX Dragon crew capsule docks at International Space Station https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/31/nasa-spacex-dragon-crew-capsule-docks-international-space-station https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/31/nasa-spacex-dragon-crew-capsule-docks-international-space-station Sun, 31 May 2020 16:06:44 UTC Richard Luscombe in Miami at Florida | The Guardian A milestone for two Nasa astronauts in historic missionFirst such rendezvous by US spacecraft since 2011A mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida, and with a short break for a burst of Black Sabbath in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in another milestone moment for their historic mission. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX successfully launches Nasa astronauts into orbit https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/30/spacex-nasa-crewed-spaceflight-launch-dragon-capsule-elon-musk-trump https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/30/spacex-nasa-crewed-spaceflight-launch-dragon-capsule-elon-musk-trump Sat, 30 May 2020 20:18:46 UTC Richard Luscombe in Miami and Ian Sample science editor at Florida | The Guardian Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in FloridaFirst attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-offA rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America’s human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX to reattempt manned rocket launch in Florida https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/30/spacex-to-reattempt-manned-rocket-launch-attempt-in-florida-elon-musk https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/30/spacex-to-reattempt-manned-rocket-launch-attempt-in-florida-elon-musk Sat, 30 May 2020 10:35:00 UTC Reuters at Florida | The Guardian Elon Musk’s firm plans flight with Nasa astronauts, following Wednesday’s cancellationElon Musk’sSpaceX is due to undertake a repeat attempt at launching two Americans into orbit from Florida, in a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of Nasa astronauts from US soil in nine years.The mission’s first launch attempt on Wednesday was called off with fewer than 17 minutes remaining on the countdown clock, due to stormy weather around the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'I don't have one cent left': Hispanic Americans hit hardest by layoffs https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/29/us-coronavirus-layoffs-hispanic-americans-hit-hardest https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/29/us-coronavirus-layoffs-hispanic-americans-hit-hardest Fri, 29 May 2020 10:00:57 UTC Lauren Aratani at Florida | The Guardian Hispanic Americans saw the highest unemployment rate in April – a major blow after achieving economic gains before the pandemicCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesWhen the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report earlier this month, the unemployment numbers were jaw-dropping: the unemployment rate rose from 4.4% in March to 14.7% in April – a decade’s worth of job gains wiped out in mere weeks.The jobs report also unveiled the grim reality of which communities have been hit hardest from the economic impacts of Covid-19. Hispanic Americans saw the highest unemployment rate of any racial group at 18.9%, over 4% more than the national unemployment rate of 14.7%. Related: Jobless America: the coronavirus unemployment crisis in figures Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Florida Police Use Krispy Kreme To Lure Black Bear Off City Streets https://www.huffpost.com/entry/black-bear-krispy-kreme_n_5eceed8ac5b614e5f8b6f538 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/black-bear-krispy-kreme_n_5eceed8ac5b614e5f8b6f538 Wed, 27 May 2020 22:56:50 UTC Florida Officers for the Fort Myers Police Department said the doughnuts as well as some blueberry pie-scented spray in a trap did the trick. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Report: Kayleigh McEnany Voted By Mail 11 Times In Last 10 Years https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kayleigh-mcenany-mail-voting_n_5eced5dec5b6cce3ddf0ba65 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kayleigh-mcenany-mail-voting_n_5eced5dec5b6cce3ddf0ba65 Wed, 27 May 2020 22:07:33 UTC Florida The White House press secretary railed against allowing Americans to vote by mail even as she's taken advantage of it numerous times in the last decade. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX-Nasa launch scrubbed due to poor weather https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/27/spacex-nasa-launch-florida-weather-tropical-storm https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/27/spacex-nasa-launch-florida-weather-tropical-storm Wed, 27 May 2020 17:53:42 UTC Richard Luscombe at Florida | The Guardian The first crewed flight from US soil since 2011 was called off 16 minutes before lift off; the next opportunity is on SaturdayThe United States’ long-anticipated return to human spaceflight will have to wait a few more days after poor weather forced mission managers to scrub Wednesday’s planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.The first crewed flight from US soil since 2011 was called off 16min 53sec before the scheduled 4.33pm lift-off time, with SpaceX and Nasa officials blaming “strength of electric fields in the atmosphere”, translating to lightning near the launchpad. Related: Astronauts prepare for landmark SpaceX launch: what you need to know Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Florida's Gatorland Theme Park Reopens With Wild New Social Distancing Mascot https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gatorland-social-distancing-skunk-ape_l_5ecca437c5b6d6fc7b7f6514 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gatorland-social-distancing-skunk-ape_l_5ecca437c5b6d6fc7b7f6514 Tue, 26 May 2020 08:08:59 UTC Florida Meet the Social Distancing Skunk Ape. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ US judge rules Florida felons can vote without paying legal fees https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/25/us-judge-rules-florida-felons-can-vote-without-paying-legal-fees https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/25/us-judge-rules-florida-felons-can-vote-without-paying-legal-fees Mon, 25 May 2020 03:29:52 UTC Associated Press at Florida | The Guardian Judge Robert Hinkle says current law is unconstitutional but his ruling is likely to face Republican challenge in key battleground stateA law in Florida requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge has ruled. Related: Democrats not confident 2020 US election will be fair, survey finds Related: Swing states become partisan battlegrounds in America's fight against Covid-19 Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Federal Judge Clears Way For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Ex-Felons To Vote In Florida https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-ex-felons-pay-fees-vote_n_5ecafe06c5b66ddcaf0e86dc https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-ex-felons-pay-fees-vote_n_5ecafe06c5b66ddcaf0e86dc Mon, 25 May 2020 01:14:33 UTC Florida “This ruling means hundreds of thousands of Floridians will be able to rejoin the electorate," the ACLU said. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/