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The crew of Blue Origin’s first human flight with the Explorer’s Club flag (July 20, 2021). Photo credit: Blue Origin

The New Frontier Of Space Tourism



Blue Origin’s sub-orbital mission has been getting all the buzz this week. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, along with three other crewmates, flew in space for a little under 11 minutes on board the New Shepard spacecraft, in the company’s first human space flight.


Greg Francis & John Rivers Address Diversity In Agriculture



In 1999, Black farmers won a landmark civil rights case against the U.S. government. That case is the subject of Orlando attorney Greg Francis’s new book ‘Just Harvest’, which details the plight of Black farmers, and his work on the civil rights discrimination lawsuit.


(Clockwise from top left) Ken Firling, Jean Bony DeLorge, John Rife, Wisly Zephir. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

A Central Florida Church Reflects On Turmoil In Haiti



Mission leader Ken Firling and parishioner John Rife spoke with Matthew Peddie about the Haiti mission and how they are helping the community. Wisly Zephir and Jean Bony Délorge also joined Intersection to talk about their involvement in the mission and their connections to Haiti. 


Photo credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Reporting On Surfside



After nearly two weeks of sifting through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South condominium building collapse, officials in Surfside called off the search for survivors. WLRN reporter Verónica Zaragovia joins Intersection for an update on her reporting from the site and how the disaster has affected the community of Surfside. 




A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off, leaving behind a cloud of smoke. Photo: Matt Cutshall

Shooting Stars: Matt Cutshall



Matt Cutshall is manager of content for Next Horizon Spaceflight, working with SpaceX and NASA for launches, but his love of space came years before that.


Launches like this one draw tourists to the Space Coast. Photo: NASA

Launch Tourism Booms As Space Coast Contemplates Post-Covid Comeback



With the pandemic receding, cruises are looking to set sail this summer and people are heading back to the beaches. For the Space Coast, it’s a sign that Florida is becoming a travel destination once again. WMFE’s Brendan Byrne spoke with Peter Cranis, executive director at the Space Coast Office of Tourism, about space tourism, cruise lines and how COVID-19 has impacted Florida’s tourism industry.