Human Interest

Artemis I fueling operations surpass previous attempts, preparations ‘clean’

NASA is rolling full steam ahead with launch preparations into tonight’s Artemis I launch–and the team sounds confident that tonight is the night. Liquid hydrogen fueling moved into “topping”–the final stage of filling–just after 6:30 P.M. Liquid oxygen fueling began topping just an hour later. Previous launch attempts were foiled …

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UF alum prepares for first NASA 4K stream with Artemis

It’s been nearly 50 years since any person last touched the surface of the moon. As NASA prepares to give its Artemis program another attempt at making a historic launch, the broadcast of the launch will make history in its own way. Viewers will be able to see the most …

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Tom Petty’s daughter donates $25,000 to Cade Museum

Florida Gator fans already have a reason to love Tom Petty; the lyrics of his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” echo through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during every home football game. Now fans have more reason to love the late Gainesville native and rock icon after several donations to the community have been made in his honor. A gift of $25,000 was made to the Cade Museum on Petty’s behalf by his daughter, Adria Petty, in October. Jennifer Dempsey, the marketing manager for the Cade Museum, said the donation will go toward Operation Full Steam, an outreach program serving students in Title I schools in Alachua County. 

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A nonprofit’s free hair styling for girls builds their self-esteem

Twelve-year-old Jasmine Lassiter said kids used to make fun of her hair. Now, thanks to an organization called Her Natural Wreath, classmates admire her beautiful braids. That’s the kind of news Rachel Eloy, the organization’s founder, likes to hear. Eloy, a third-year University of Florida student, recently launched Her Natural Wreath, a Gainesville nonprofit organization that offers free braiding services to girls ages 3 to 17.

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