Astronauts Land At KSC Ahead Of Launch
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- We're now less than a week away from what NASA calls a big day for our country. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at Kennedy Space Center yesterday ahead of next Wednesday's launch to the International Space Station. Behnken and Hurley will be the first astronauts to blast off from U.S. soil in over a decade. They'll fly aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, and they'll spend at least two months at the ISS.
KSC Visitors Complex To Reopen Next Week
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- A launch space fans have been anticipating for over a decade is just days away, but the public won't be able to see it in person. Kennedy Space Center announced yesterday its Visitors Complex won't open again until next Thursday. That'll be the day after two astronauts become the first to blast off from U.S. soil in over a decade on their way to the International Space Station. The complex's hours of operation will be 10:00 to 4:00, and visitors will have to wear a mask, get their temperature checked and follow social distancing guidelines.
Farmers Market Reopens In Volusia County
(DeLand, FL) -- There's another sign of life returning to normal in Volusia County. The Farmers Market reopened yesterday at the County Fairgrounds near DeLand. The market had been closed for more than two months. Bill Hester has been running the farmers market for 45 years, and he tells the News-Journal he's proud of how things went on the first day.
Miami Reopens Businesses
(Miami, FL) -- Local mayors are closely watching how people behave now that their cities have reopened. Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens and Hialeah partially reopened yesterday, and business owners and customers seemed happy. Social distancing guidelines must be followed, though, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez warns that widespread neglect of those guidelines could force him to shut down businesses all over again. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber tells 7News if he sees any dangerous and perilous behavior, he'll do something to stop it.
Orlando Theme Parks To Present Reopening Plans Tomorrow
(Orlando, FL) -- Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are scheduled to present reopening plans today. They will be given to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' Economic Recovery Task Force. The information is expected to include projected opening dates, and the safety measures they are planning to keep staff and visitors safe.
Actors In Thailand Can't Kiss, Touch, Fight During Scenes
(Thailand) -- No kissing, touching or fighting. Those are three things usually seen on the big screen, but not in Thailand. Actors are returning to work but must now follow social distancing rules during scenes to avoid spreading coronavirus. The film industry plans to use special effects and camera angles in post production to fill in gaps.
Singles Using COVID-19 Test Results In Dating Profiles
(Undated) -- Single Americans are hoping to score by being immune to the coronavirus. The New York Post reports that individuals are posting the results of their COVID-19 antibody tests on their dating profiles. At least one matchmaker says she is also including possible past coronavirus infection in her matching process. Some dating apps, like one called S'More, are also working with tech companies to include health screening features. Experts do still report that the presence of COVID-19 antibodies does not indicate complete immunity or negate the possibility of reinfection.
NASA Reports Finding Evidence Of Parallel Universe
(Undated) -- NASA scientists may have discovered the existence of a parallel universe where time runs backward. The group used the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna high above the skies to find high-energy particles. These heavy particles cannot pass through the Earth, so they are usually detected coming 'down' from space. However, the particles from the recent ANITA cosmic ray project were seen coming 'up' out of the Earth. Researchers hypothesize that this inverse evidence suggests that a parallel universe could be running in reverse from us. They also say this isn't the first or the second time that such 'impossible events' have been recorded and observed.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2019, human composting became legal in Washington state.
1980,”The Empire Strikes Back" opened in movie theaters across the U.S.
1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton.