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  • Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research

    Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research
    In a few months, a pair of small unmanned drones will soar over forests and swamps in southwestern Nigeria, their onboard cameras scanning the ground for the remains of a lost civilization. They'll be sussing out the scars of large-scale ditches and...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs

    Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs
    Frank DiBello is president of Space Florida, the state-chartered agency now seeking development of a spaceport in Florida. He also is chairman of the international Commercial Spaceflight Federation. DiBello, 72, recently spoke with Sentinel staff reporter...
  • Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station

    Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station
    Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA...
  • Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action

    Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action
    Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first...
  • Close brush between our solar system and a star reported

    Close brush between our solar system and a star reported
    Less than 100,000 years ago, a cool, small star flew within 0.8 light years of our sun, brushing past the icy Oort cloud that lies at the outer edges of our solar system, according to research published this week. Scientists say it is the closest a...
  • Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

    Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus. The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was...
  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
  • Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster

    Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster
    NASA’s new poster for the latest International Space Station crew looks like it belongs in a theater lobby: six astronauts — REAL ones — in brown Jedi robes, wielding light sabers. “International Space Station Expedition XLV,&...
  • Mysterious Martian haze baffles planetary scientists

    Mysterious Martian haze baffles planetary scientists
    Scientists are wrestling with the identity of strange, giant plumes that mysteriously appeared and later vanished high above the surface of Mars. Such plumes, described in the journal Nature, defy scientists’ expectations of how the Red Planet&...
  • Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks

    Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks
    Years before an unmanned rocket erupted in a fireball in October, NASA officials knew the metal in its 50-year-old Soviet-made engines could crack, causing fuel to leak and ignite, government documents show. As early as 2008, a NASA committee warned...