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  • NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data

    NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data
    Scientists who observe the Earth from space say data they collect show that climate change is affecting the planet's landscape. With a goal of sharing that data with the public, a forum titled "Changing Landscapes Observed from Space" will open to the...
  • Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says

    Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says
    The National Transportation Safety Board's top official said late Saturday that he believes a Virgin Galactic space craft that crashed Friday, killing a test pilot, broke apart in midair. Christopher Hart, acting NTSB chairman, said the wreckage of...
  • Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry

    Aviation pioneer Richard Branson's dream for space tourism was dealt a serious blow Friday as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo plummeted into a desolate stretch of the Mojave Desert during a test flight. One pilot was killed, and his co-pilot seriously...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • 'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes

    'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, part of an ambitious commercial space venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, crashed during testing Friday and broke into several pieces over the Mojave Desert. One test pilot was killed and another was...
  • Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth

    Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth
    As the countdown to the ill-fated Wallops Island rocket launch began Tuesday evening, Todd Burbage directed his gaze skyward into the sunset. "I heard a boom and saw a plume of smoke," said Burbage, a local real estate developer watching from a dock in...
  • Deadly Crash In Spaceship Test Flight

    LOS ANGELES — Aviation pioneer Richard Branson's dream for space tourism was dealt a serious blow Friday as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo plummeted into a desolate stretch of the Mojave desert during a test flight. One pilot was killed, and his co-...
  • Freebie Friday: Spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals

    Freebie Friday: Spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals
    Double, double toil and trouble, get free gas cards at Publix on the bubble. In the cauldron boil and bake, get free Krispy Kremes or IHOP Scary Face Pancakes for the take, with a costume of course. Everyone can snag $3 "Booritos" at Chipotle, $3...
  • NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure

    NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure
    Investigators on Wednesday began assessing the damage after an unmanned U.S. supply rocket bound for the International Space Station burst into flames during takeoff from Wallops Island on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the rocket's manufacturer said...
  • Failure to launch

    Failure to launch
    The spectacular explosion that destroyed a privately owned spacecraft seconds after lift-off from NASA's Wallops Island launch pad in Virginia Tuesday was a temporary setback for Orbital Science, the company that developed the unmanned vehicle, but if...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...