NASA contractor Orbital ATK will be sending 7,000 pounds of supplies, science and research to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.  The launch is targeted for Thursday, December 3 around 6PM.   WFIT’s Rick Glasby was at the Kennedy Space Center in the clean room where workers were preparing the spacecraft, and he files this report.

ULA Rocket Launch

Oct 2, 2015

United Launch Alliance marked its 100th successful mission with the launch of the Morelos-3 communications satellite for Mexico. WFIT’s Rick Glasby was there.

Orion Spacecraft

NASA has completed a technical review of the Orion program.  At a press conference this week, NASA confirmed continued support for the program, and provided a date for the first manned Orion mission.  WFIT's Rick Glasby filed this report.

 Blue Origin
Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos, CEO of space transportation company Blue Origin and, announced that Blue Origin has selected the Space Coast to launch his New Shepard space vehicles.  This is another big boost for the commercial space industry in Brevard.

Rick Glasby filed this report for WFIT:

Rising Sea Levels

Aug 27, 2015
 UCLA's Laurence Smith deployed this autonomous drifter in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in July 2015 as part of an effort to understand the causes of sea level rise around the globe.
NASA / Jefferson Beck

Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites have shown a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth continues to warm, new research suggests sea levels could rise by as much as several feet.  WFIT’s Rick Glasby reports the big question is “when?”