Dorian might make landfall in the Carolinas after moving along Florida coast Landfall in Charleston, Wilmington or the Outer Banks is not out of the question, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said. "The hurricane is forecast to track dangerously close to the Carolinas," Jones said. "Any wobble to the West and the chances of landfall in South and North Carolina is more likely. Currently, a few of the forecast models have shown a slight westward trend, which is something meteorologists will continue to watch closely." Officials in the Carolinas are clearly worried about the Category 2 storm, which ravaged the Bahamas and is packing sustained winds of 110 mph. NASA, SpaceX launch four astronauts on Crew Dragon flight to space station Lighting up the pre-dawn sky, a Falcon 9 rocket with a previously flown first stage roared to life and shot away up the East Coast early Friday, boosting a refurbished SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule into orbit carrying four astronauts on a day-long trip to the International Space Station. Running 24 hours late because of threatening off-shore weather, the rocket's nine first stage engines ignited at 5:49 a.m. EDT, throttled up to a combined 1.7 million pounds of thrust and smoothly pushed the slender booster away from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Strapped in four abreast, commander Shane Kimbrough, co-pilot Megan McArthur, Frenchman Thomas Pesquet and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, all space veterans making their first flights aboard a SpaceX capsule, monitored the automated ascent on large touch-screen displays. Looking on from the SpaceX launch control room was company founder and chief designer Elon Musk.
Abandoned Oil Platforms Neft Dashlari In The Caspian Sea In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a great city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, linked by hundreds of kilometers of roads. These islands were built housing for 5,000 workers, with a cinema, parks, sports complexes and other institutions. Gradually, the oil reserves were depleted, and now this place Nostalgia for the old dilapidated engineering Soviet man. In 1999, part of the James Bond movie "The World is not enough" was filmed on these platforms. But back to the story. In photos: Hurricane Dorian Houses destroyed by Hurricane Dorian are seen on Great Abaco Island on September 4 in the Bahamas. Scott Olson/Getty Images Updated 7:48 PM ET, Wed September 4, 2019 Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas when it took a slow pass over the islands beginning early Sunday, obliterating houses and knocking out power.
37 Out-of-this-World Photos: Earth from Above Aurora Australis and Daybreak. The Aurora Australis, seen at right on Earth’s horizon, and daybreak (left) highlight this ‘busy’ photograph taken by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station. Photo #1 by NASA The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission makes global observations of soil moisture over Earth’s landmasses and salinity over the oceans. Photo #2 by ESA/AOES Medialab The Second Palm Island, Dubai. Astronauts describe "pure acceleration" of SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to space station When the countdown hit zero last Friday and the engines powering a previously flown Falcon 9 first stage roared to life for takeoff, the four astronauts strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon some 21 stories up started laughing. "So we're sitting on the launch pad, obviously, and when the engines lit, we all started laughing because it just felt so awesome and powerful," Shane Kimbrough, commander of the Crew-2 ferry flight to the International Space Station, said in an interview Thursday with CBS News. "Shortly after that, we started accelerating, heading uphill. "It was a great ride, very smooth," he said. "I don't remember any surprises, except we were just all very happy.
Easter Island's Moai Sculptures It can be called Easter Island, but this does not mean that celebrates these days. Anyway this mysterious isle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, normally called Rapa Nui, named very strange way and does not have any relationship with the Orthodox Easter. Easter Island was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, was inhabited only by birds and dragonflies sea. The first inhabitants found a lush island (unlike the picture of today), filled with giant palms, they used to build boats and houses.
'There is nothing left' on this island in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian Now Man-O-War Cay, once an idyllic haven in the northern Bahamas, is a giant pile of rubble. "There is nothing left" CNN's Paula Newton said in front of the remnants of a building. "We're talking about damage (to) 90% to almost 100% of everything that is here." Man-O-War is part of the Abaco Islands, where at least 20 people were critically injured by the hurricane, Bahamian officials said.
20 Reasons Why Being A Wildlife Photographer Is The Best Job In The World As fascinating as nature and wildlife photography can be, there are often beautiful and unforgettable things that happen behind the lens as well. Usually, these can only be enjoyed by the photographers themselves, but occasionally, we’re lucky enough to have a second photographer on the scene to capture these special moments. These photos are some of the weirdest, funniest, scariest and most beautiful moments that we’ve ever seen behind the scenes in nature and wildlife photography. Source
SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts arrive home with rare pre-dawn splashdown in Gulf of Mexico Four astronauts strapped into their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, undocked from the International Space Station and plunged to a fiery pre-dawn splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, closing out the first operational flight of SpaceX's futuristic touch-screen ferry ship. Crew-1 commander Michael Hopkins, along with NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, disconnected from the space-facing port of the station's forward Harmony module at 8:35 p.m. EDT Saturday. That set up only the second piloted water landing for NASA's post-shuttle commercial crew program and just the third night splashdown in space history — the first in nearly 45 years.
What Are The Odds? What are the odds? What are the odds that you exist, as you, today? Author Ali Binazir attemps to quantify the probability that you came about and exist as you today, and reveals that the odds of you existing are almost zero. LET'S START SMALL What is the probability of your dad meeting your mom? Though the world was smaller 20 years ago, your dad could have met almost 200 million of its women (go dad!) But over 25 years, he probably met around 10,000 women.
A man bought 100 generators to help the Bahamas. They're being delivered by boat His receipt read $49,285.70 and most of that came from paying $450 a pop for 100 generators. Peas, beans, coffee, salt, pepper and other essentials made up the rest of his mega purchase from a Costco in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday. All of it is going to those in need on the hard-hit islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, he said. "About 100 generators and a truck load of food and chainsaws are all going over by boat on Thursday to Marsh Harbour in The Bahamas. It's terrible and I'm sure you've seen the photos," a farmer from Jacksonville told CNN on Wednesday. The man wishes not to be named.
Portfolio - StuckInCustoms.com Lijiang at Night This is the old town of Lijiang, China, where I spent the week with Tom Anderson (the MySpace guy). I think I mentioned him before. Anyway, we got to be friends over the past several months, and we ended up spending a week together here in the south of China. Tom had first been here many years ago when he was setting up the MySpace office in Beijing. He had great memories, and he thought it would be great for a big return now that he is getting more into photography.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet blasts off, back to the ISS It's T-minus zero for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The 43-year-old space veteran lifts off on Friday, bound for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The six-month mission, named Alpha, is a historic first as Pesquet will become the first French commander of a space station. On Monday, four days before lifting off for the International Space Station, Thomas Pesquet spoke to FRANCE 24 and RFI from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The French astronaut will travel to the ISS alongside one Japanese and two American companions on the SpaceX Crew Dragon.