NASA halts moon rocket launch due to Hurricane Ian

NASA halts space launch due to Hurricane Ian – Pictured: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Allard One CAPE CANAVERAL, Fl. – NASA is delaying next week’s launch attempt of its new moon rocket as Hurricane Ian strengthens to a Category 2. This is the third delay this past month

Do you know the names of Florida’s coasts?

Anna Maria Island, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — bonandbon If you’re a Tampa Bay resident, you’ve probably heard of the “Suncoast.” It is used for names of organizations, businesses, and even roads, such as the Suncoast Parkway. All around the Sunshine State, regions of the coast have different nicknames. Some are much more well-known than

Four astronauts splashdown off Florida’s coast in SpaceX capsule

SpaceX in Low Earth Orbit – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Paopano CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Four astronauts in a SpaceX capsule returned to Earth on Monday, ending a 200-day space station mission that began last spring.  Their capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, in pure darkness. Recovery boats with

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

A list of the best fall getaways in Florida (Because there’s way more to see than just beaches)

St. Petersburg, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Matthew Yoder Looking for a fall getaway full of wonderful sights without pesky flights? Thankfully, the Sunshine State has a little something for everyone. This autumn season is the greatest time of year to explore Florida, thanks to the perfectly balanced weather that’s just chilled enough

SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returns to Earth, splashing down off Florida coast

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft — Courtesy: Image by Evgeniyqw from Shutterstock CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just after three days in space, SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returned back to Earth on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, coming down off the Florida coast to finish a historic mission. “It’s been an amazing ride for everyone,” Inspiration4 mission director

It’s lit – literally. Floridians can take a see-through kayak tour above bioluminescent lagoons

Bioluminescence – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by WeichengHan Many are unaware of the hidden wonder sitting right along Florida’s Space Coast.  Florida’s Space Coast sits right in the center of the sunshine state’s east coast. Its name comes from Cape Canaveral, the launching point for many of NASA’s space missions. It is just 45 minutes

Multi-Million dollar sand renourishment project by Army Corps is underway in Cocoa Beach

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Central Florida’s popular Space Coast beach destination will soon be getting a fresh coating of fine sand thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Several miles off the shore of Cape Canaveral, new sand deposits were dredged and pumped for the estimated $10.6 million project awarded to the

Florida’s Lighthouses and Our List of the Ones You Should Visit on your Next Trip

Courtesy: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park | Florida State Parks Occupying thousands of miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine State is home to some of the coolest lighthouses in the nation! Florida comes in at number seven in the U.S., with over 25 lighthouses across the state on and offshore.  Lighthouses were

2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile