SpaceX Is Building Another Starship in Florida

first_img This story originally appeared on Engadget 1 min read After a poster on NASASpaceflight.com uploaded pictures of another Starship vehicle (f.k.a. BFR) under construction in Florida — to go along with prototypes being built in Texas — Elon Musk explained what’s going on. The CEO tweeted that “SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida.” He said the plan is to find out which location is the most effective even if the answer “might be both.”Still, if the plan is to get these on the moon ASAP — with other billionaires making plans for lunar travel as we speak — doubling up on production seems like a good idea. For now, SpaceX’s next launch is scheduled for tomorrow to launch 60 of its Starlink internet satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket.SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2019center_img May 15, 2019last_img read more

Bill to eliminate funding for Visit Florida passes 10 – 5

first_img Share Posted by TALLAHASSEE — Tourism officials say a bill passed this week could cripple Visit Florida, to the point of wiping out the tourism board at a critical time for attracting international travellers to the state.According to the Orlando Sentinel the bill passed by a 10 – 5 vote. The bill eliminates funding for tourism marketing and other programs.Visit Florida has been beset by scandal after it partnered with Florida-born rapper Pitbull for a tourism promotion campaign. Florida Governor Rick Scott called for former Visit Florida CEO Will Seccombe to step down after Visit Florida refused to publicly disclose it paid rapper Pitbull US$1 million to promote the state. Visit Florida’s new President and CEO Ken Lawson was appointed in January.Tourism funding critics say increases in visitation to Florida don’t justify current levels of government funding.According to TravelMole, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who was in favour of the bill to eliminate funding, said that between 2011 and 2015, Visit Florida funding increased 112% while visitor numbers were up 22%. Travelweek Group Friday, February 10, 2017 last_img read more