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Archive for Thursday, April 30, 2020

What Reopening Business Means For Central Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis has outlined his step by step plan for getting businesses reopened- starting with restaurants and retail stores next week. But what does reopening safely actually mean- and what about businesses that have to keep their doors closed for now? 
Published in Intersection

NASA Selects Three Companies To Develop Agency’s Next Lunar Lander

NASA has selected three companies to build the next lunar lander, part of the agency’s efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024. Elon Musks SpaceX, Alabama-based Dynetics and a team lead by Jeff Bezos Blue Origin will each design new spacecraft to land humans on the moon for NASA’s Artemis program. The combined $967 million dollar contracts are the last step in developing the agencys next moon shot. Let’s make no mistake about it. We are now on our way,” said NASA’s human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro. “There are no hurdles left, there are no more puzzle pieces to add. We’ve got all the pieces we need. The agency is in the final stages of testing SLS, the rocket ...
Published in Space

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Medications to be Delivered by Drones in The Villages

A new service being offered in The Villages could give a whole new meaning to catching a buzz. Drugstore chain CVS and the United Parcel Service will start medication delivery by drone in Floridas largest retirement community May 4. The Federal Aviation Administration granted permission last year to use drones that can carry up to 5 pounds as far as 12 miles for commercial applications. The service has been in testing phase since October, but it could be invaluable to people in quarantine now. Much is being made of the convenience of this healthcare innovation. Deservedly so. But as with all technological leaps forward, its a good idea for users to stop and consider the unintended, or undesirable, consequences. Ingenious ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly