SpaceX’s Mr. Steven crosses Panama Canal on 5000 mile journey to Florida : Weekly News Roundup, February 7th, 2019




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SpaceX’s Mr. Steven crosses Panama Canal on 5000 mile journey to Florida.

Iconic SpaceX vessel Mr. Steven has completed a successful transit of the Panama Canal as of February 7th, leaving the fairing recovery ship approximately 3-4 days from arrival at its new home in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Mr. Steven’s move from the West Coast to the East Coast comes shortly after a series of controlled fairing recovery tests – dropped by helicopter before deploying a parafoil – brought the vessel closer than ever before to successfully snagging a Falcon fairing out of the air. Thanks to webcams at the landmark, Mr. Steven’s trip through the Panama Canal also revealed that his arms were uninstalled for the coast swap, while two fairing halves – covered in tarps – stood out on the ship’s large deck.

Source: Teslarati

Panama beats Dominican Republic in Caribbean Series.

Rodrigo Orozco hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, helping Panama beat the Dominican Republic 4-2 on Tuesday in a Group B match in the Caribbean Series.

Orozco drove in Jonathan Galvez with a base hit into center field. Gerald Chin added another RBI single as the Toros de Herrera (1-0) earned their first win of the tournament.

Panama is playing in the Caribbean Series for the first time since it hosted the event in 1960.

The Dominicans (1-1) suffered their first loss after opening with a win over Puerto Rico (0-1).

Source: ESPN

Volcanic growth ‘critical’ to the formation of Panama.

In a new study published today in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Cardiff University have proposed that the Isthmus was born not solely from tectonic process, but could have also largely benefited from the growth of volcanoes.

The Isthmus of Panama is a narrow piece of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and links North and South America. It is believed to have fully formed around 2.8m years ago, yet scientists are still unsure about the processes and timescales that led up to this.

Up until now researchers have favoured a model in that the Isthmus of Panama was created through the collision of two of Earth’s tectonic plates — the South American Plate and the Caribbean Plate — which pushed underwater volcanoes up from the sea floor and eventually forced some areas above sea level.

Source: Science Daily

 

The Future Looks Bright: Four ways Panama plans to improve in the near future

No one can predict everything about the future with absolute certainty. But you can see a lot more than you think if you measure progress and gauge the probability of future plans. This is the case, at least, in Panama, where the country’s future growth is dependent on measurable improvements set to propel the country further into the spotlight. Panama is a country on the move, but it’s no accident.

In anticipation of growing even bigger, both economically and by population, Panama is busy making tangible changes to prepare for the future. They are betting big on growth, and improvement, and they have the data to back them up with their lofty goals. Here are four of the big positive changes Panama has slated for the next few years:

Source: POLS Blog

 

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