How much Winter Park’s biggest house may cost to build
ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal. An under-construction Winter Park mansion owned by Central Florida real estate veterans and Blue Origin astronauts Marc and Sharon Hagle will be one of the priciest in the city’s history. For comparison, the most anyone has paid for a single-family home in Winter Park’s high-end real estate market is $10.7 million, according to Orange County Property Appraiser data. Click here to read the full story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website. Video: Casa Feliz in Winter Park to receive official marker as Florida historic site The city of Winter Park and Friends of Casa Feliz will dedicate an official marker to commemorate the old mansion as a historic site.wftv.com
Pete Davidson told Kim Kardashian his 'personal life' was 'scarier' than going to space and that he couldn't wait to be 'away from everybody' ahead of his canceled Blue Origin flight
In a phone call with then-girlfriend Kim on "The Kardashians," Pete Davidson said that he thought his own life was scarier than going to space.news.yahoo.com
Hollywood taps Central Florida space program to depict the future of life in space
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Hollywood taps Blue Origin to depict the future of life in space for a new film set to begin filming in 2023. According to a news release, the film, set in 2030, will tell the story of a spaceship, the HELIOS, and its crew during their urgent mission to the International Space Station. “We teamed up with Blue Origin to give moviegoers a thrilling, but realistic depiction of the future of living and working in space and a coordinated response to a space weather emergency,” HELIOS writer Patricia A. Beninati said. Throughout the movie, Orbital Reef is featured as the latest-generation space station used as a critical resource by the HELIOS crew. Orbital Reef is a commercially developed, owned and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit.wftv.com
‘I’d still do it again in a heartbeat:’ Melbourne Blue Origin passenger reacts to in-flight abort
Steve Young, the owner of Pineapples restaurant in Melbourne, rocketed to zero-gravity in August and said that even after Monday's failure for Blue Origin, the businessman is still confident the New Shepard is safe.
Bezos rocket crashes after liftoff, only experiments aboard
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after liftoff Monday in the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, but the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety. No one was aboard the Blue Origin flight, which used the same kind of rocket as the one that sends paying customers to the edge of space. The New Shepard rocket was barely a minute into its flight from West Texas when bright yellow flames shot out from around the single engine at the bottom. The capsule’s emergency launch abort system immediately kicked in, lifting the craft off the top. Blue Origin's launch commentary went silent when the capsule catapulted off the rocket Monday morning, eventually announcing: “It appears we've experienced an anomaly with today's flight.wftv.com
WATCH: Blue Origin’s rocket fires escape system after failure in booster during launch
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with projects from some Central Florida students on board did not go as planned Monday. Read: Bezos rocket fails during liftoff, only experiments aboardThe capsule fired its launch abort system after a failure in its booster. Thankfully no crew was on board, but the capsule carried projects by six NeoCity Academy students in Osceola County. Video: Blue Origin’s rocket suffers failure in booster during launch (WFTV)Read: US military invests billions in rocket launch companies to transport weapons, supplies, peopleTheir three-minute experiment was meant to test the effects of gravity on ultrasonic waves. Watch: Orlando-area couple launches into space on Blue Origin flightCrews said they are responding to the issue and more information will soon be available.wftv.com
Bezos rocket fails during liftoff, only experiments aboard
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company suffered its first launch failure Monday. The Blue Origin rocket veered off course over West Texas about a minute after liftoff. Blue Origin's launch commentary went silent when the capsule catapulted off the rocket, later announcing: “It appears we've experienced an anomaly with today's flight. There was no video shown of the rocket - only the capsule - after the failure occurred. The same kind of rocket and capsule have been used to carry paying passengers on 10-minute rides to the edge of space.wftv.com
US military invests billions in rocket launch companies to transport weapons, supplies, people
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX, Blue Origin, and a few other companies have signed deals with the U.S. military to launch cargo in rockets. Watch: NASA fixing moon rocket leaks, hoping for another launch attempt this monthThe U.S. has invested $5 billion to $10 billion into a program called “Rocket Cargo.”The military is hoping to find a way to get weapons, supplies, and even people from one country to another in just minutes. Read: SpaceX aims for Falcon 9 rocket launch this weekendIt’s unclear if these launches would be from Florida’s Space Coast or another launch site. Watch: NASA asks SpaceX to launch more crewed missions to International Space StationClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Melbourne restaurant owner set to fly to space Thursday on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket
Blue Origin has scheduled a Thursday morning launch for its sixth New Shepard crewed mission, which will take Pineapples owner Steve Young and five companions soaring into space, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Mexican-born engineer pushing for more diversity in space
The flight comes amid efforts to increase diversity in space travel, which long has been dominated by white men. (Katya Echazarreta via AP) (Katya Echazarreta)ATLANTA — (AP) — Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated Press. Echazarreta, whose flight is sponsored by the nonprofit Space for Humanity, will be the first Mexican-born woman and one of the youngest women to fly to space. “True diversity and access is sustained diversity and access,” Bimm told The Associated Press.wftv.com
Blue Origin again delays upcoming New Glenn rocket’s first launch from Florida
Blue Origin’s upcoming heavy-lift New Glenn rocket will have to wait at least another year for its Florida debut, according to recent comments by an executive later confirmed by the company itself, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
NASA: SpaceX human moon lander work on ‘pause’ until Blue Origin lawsuit is resolved
A week after Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against NASA over its decision to award SpaceX a nearly $3 billion moon contract the space agency says it is voluntarily pausing work on the human lunar landing system until the legal matter is resolved.