August 16, 2022

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| 11/1/2021

› Downrange weather forces NASA, SpaceX to delay Crew-3 launch of astronauts
SpaceX and NASA managers made the call early Saturday to delay the launch of four astronauts from Kennedy Space Center, a mission now targeting next week. Astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, and Matthias Maurer will have to wait until early Wednesday for their chance at riding Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon on a six-month mission to the International Space Station. The instantaneous launch window that day opens at 1:10 a.m. ET.

› Southcom welcomes Army general as its first woman leader
An emotional Navy admiral bid farewell to the U.S. Southern Command on Friday as he ended his tenure at its helm, and a nearly four-decade military career, in a change-of-command ceremony filled with tributes, accolades and a history-making moment: After retiring his colors, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, 60, welcomed four-star Army Gen. Laura Richardson, 57, as his successor at Southcom, which is headquartered in Doral and has responsibility for the Latin American and Caribbean region.

› Number of people in Sarasota metro earning $100,000 or more nearly doubled in five years
The number of people making more than $100,000 per year in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area nearly doubled from 2015 to 2020, according to the investment company Stessa. Stessa used the most recent data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate the change in six-figure earners from each metro in the United States over a five-year period.

› Busch Gardens to open Christmas Town early, adding fireworks
Christmas is coming early to Busch Gardens. The Tampa theme park announced its annual Christmas Town event is returning Nov. 13 with a new fireworks show. The theme park decks the halls of its palm trees and roller coasters with thousands of lights for the event, which is included with park admission. There’s also a spot for Santa, the cast of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, a sing-along holiday train and an ice show at the Moroccan Palace.

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