| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Political fallout over the seizure of Crimea has caused the U.S. government to rethink its partnership with Russia on space programs, which has bolstered business prospects for a historic California rocket company.
Engineers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess.
The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 PM
A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat.
The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
| May 29, 2014
| 4:19 AM
Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine's leader said.
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
You've never seen a solar eruption video quite like this before.
After 11 months in space, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has captured video of a coronal mass ejection in unprecedented detail, and the results are spectacular.
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The escalating tension between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has reached a new altitude: space.
In the aftermath of the Cold War, the two superpowers set aside their mistrust and agreed to build a massive orbiting outpost as a symbol of a new era...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check.
Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:11 AM
When Mr. McGreeley the puppet visited their kindergarten classrooms at Kimball Hill Elementary School in Rolling Hills last week, students did not merely giggle and sing along. They also learned about science, technology, engineering and math.
| May 20, 2014
| 8:04 AM
A story in today’s Sentinel by Jason Garcia touches on a big technology trend in Central Florida: Disney’s MagicBand program.
Specifically, the story is about the departure of executive VP Nick Franklin. He headed up Disney’s big...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract.
The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...