Central Florida firefighters mark 9/11 with stair climb as U.S. marks 21st anniversary

Rows of firefighter boots with miniature flags for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blue Tick Sugar Images On Sunday, Americans remembered 9/11, one of the deadliest terror attacks on U.S. soil with tear-jerking tributes and declarations to “never-forget,” 21 years after the horrific incident. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida conspirators seized

Everglades Jetport: The “greatest airport in the world” that never came to be

Everglades Jetport – Credit: The AirportHistory.org Collection via Miami Dade Aviation Department The Everglades Jetport, as it was named when the project launched in 1968, began its life right at the end of the Golden Age of air travel, when plane cabins were covered in smoke from cigars and filled with the loud clinking of

NASA Artemis I moon launch is expected to draw at least 100,000 people to Florida’s coast

NASA Rocket launch from Florida Space Coast – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by TimBurgess Sold-out hotels. An increasing sense of excitement. The potential for hundreds of thousands of guests, staff members, and more. These are just a few of the factors being taken into account for Artemis I, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket’s first moon-focused

In South Florida, about 300 flights have been delayed or canceled

Hundreds of flights canceled due to stormy weather – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FTiare Air traffic delays and cancellations persisted across the state of Florida on Saturday afternoon, including at all three of South Florida’s main airports. The rainy weather moving throughout South Florida has put a halt on vacation plans for hundreds of

Florida teen who tracked Elon Musk’s plane is now tracking Russian billionaire’s jets

Russian Jets — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Dimitrije Ostojic For Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX and chief executive of Tesla, traveling by private jet might not be such a private endeavor anymore, and now it won’t be for Russian billionaires either. A 19-year-old student from the University of Central Florida who went viral for

Multiple SpaceX launches to begin Thursday in Florida

SpaceX Rocket Launches — Courtesy: Shutterstock — John Huntington SpaceX plans to begin a surge in launch activity Thursday with a Starlink launch from Florida heading south along the Sunshine State’s coastline. Five SpaceX missions may launch within the next month on the southern polar trajectory, flying much closer to the Florida coast toward Miami

Dozens of flights canceled in South Florida, leaving plenty of travelers stranded

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affect Flights — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Dima Berlin Major airlines have canceled hundreds of flights across the country as the omicron variant has jumbled schedules and drew down staffing levels during the busy holiday season. Dozens of flights were canceled on Saturday morning at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

Florida’s aerospace agency, Space Florida, aims to bring 2,100 manufacturing jobs to Brevard County

Space Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: athlux Space Florida pushed forward with negotiations on Tuesday to bring 2,100 spacecraft manufacturing jobs to Brevard County over the next three years.  The Space Florida Board of Directors approved a staff request to complete negotiations with a company that is expected to invest more than $300

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

Southwest Airlines cancellations cause travel trouble across the nation and South Florida

Southwest Airlines Jet Plane – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by QualityHD Southwest Airlines passengers are still struggling with flight delays across the country and it is impacting those in South Florida. On Monday, Southwest canceled more than 360 flights, which is 10% of its schedule for the day. More than 800 others have been delayed