The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday evening featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony and an auction of space memorabilia.
On Tuesday, FSU President John Thrasher announced that a statue of Francis Eppes, a grandson of founding father Thomas Jefferson, would be relocated from the university’s Legacy Walk, where it has been since 2002. Thursday night, the move took place.
GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina withheld his support for Bounds during Thursday’s vote, citing racially tinged opinion columns Bounds wrote as a college student at Stanford University. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida joined Scott, putting Bounds’s nomination on track to fail 49-48.
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