NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’
This combination of images from video made available by NASA shows steps in the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover as it approaches the surface of the planet on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. “It gives me goose bumps every time I see it, just amazing,” said Dave Gruel, head of the entry and descent camera team. After spending the weekend binge-watching the descent and landing video, the team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shared the video at a news conference. “These videos and these images are the stuff of our dreams," said Al Chen, who was in charge of the landing team. AdSix off-the-shelf color cameras were devoted to entry, descent and landing, looking up and down from different perspectives.
Brevard County not ordering evacuations, opening shelters for Isaias
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. Brevard Countys public safety director said Saturday that preparations for Tropical Storm Isaias do not include ordering evacuations or opening shelters. The county gave out free sandbags to residents Friday and Saturday. [COUNTY-BY-COUNTY: Heres how Isaias will impact Central Florida]The last drivers lined up until 3 p.m. at five county locations, including Calvary Chapel in Viera. Just a couple inches of rain are expected, but county leaders believe the wind could gust as fast as 65 mph. Make sure youre not just preparing for you, but for your entire family.If at any time the county changes its stance on not ordering evacuations and not opening shelters, News 6 will update this story.
Positive COVID test leads to more withdrawals from Travelers
McCarthy became the third PGA Tour player to test positive for the virus since its restart and the second this week, joining Cameron Champ who withdrew on Tuesday. Gordon, a 23-year-old Vanderbilt graduate playing his fourth PGA Tour event on a sponsor's exemption, is 12-under 128 after 36 holes. The Travelers field continued to shrink after Denny McCarthy tested positive for the coronavirus. McCarthy, who shot an opening-round 67, said he began began feeling sick Thursday night and tested positive for the virus on Friday morning. McDowell and Brooks Koepkas caddies both tested positive.
‘You need to stay at home:’ Brevard shares coronavirus update amid statewide order
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Officials in Brevard County held a news conference Wednesday to discuss Gov. DeSantis’s executive order following the rising number of coronavirus cases in Florida. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said it was sifting through the 40-page order to see what additional stores or businesses needed to be closed. The news conference included Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Commission Chair Bryan Lober, Brevard County Health Officer Maria Stahl, and Public Safety Director Matt Wallace. Brevard County Health Officer Maria Stahl informed the community that they should expect the number of cases to increase as time goes on.