SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 1:18 a.m. EDT (0518 GMT) Tuesday with the Merah Putih communications satellite. Merah Putih "will carry an all C-band payload capable of supporting a wide range of applications, including providing mobile broadband across Indonesia and Southeast Asia".
The Starliner flight will be Mann's first journey to space. The space agency has partnered with Boeing and SpaceX to develop the Starliner spacecraft to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the Crew Dragon launching atop the Falcon 9 rocket, respectively.
The state wildlife agency says red tide, a type of algae, has been a naturally occuring phenomenon along Florida's Gulf Coast since at least the 1840s and that blooms occur almost every year in the Gulf of Mexico. At least 90 sea turtles have been found stranded as the tide stretches well into nesting season. Polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee are blamed for the toxic algae problems.
The Trump administration has moved to weaken USA vehicle emissions standards and has set up a major confrontation with California by scrapping its ability to enact stricter pollution standards and mandate the sale of electric cars. It's got 'everything to do with just trying to turn over the fleet. and get more clean and safe cars on the road, ' EPA assistant administrator Bill Wehrum said.
The move sparked a major backlash from environmental groups, social media users and even other retailers. "We now renew our call to Gladys Berejiklian and the State Government to enforce a ban of single-use plastic bags immediately". Black predicted Coles would be "punished" for its decision by the "millions of customers who want to see a reduction in the number of plastic bags littering our beaches and killing our our marine life".
SpaceX and Boeing were picked by NASA in 2014 to develop spacecrafts to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station , and both companies are slated to launch their first crewed missions in the next year. In 2019, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are both scheduled to blast off on test flights with NASA astronauts on board.