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  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents

    U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents
    Executives in the fledgling commercial U.S. space industry are bracing for increased scrutiny and oversight after two accidents last week, including one that killed a pilot, but say they view the mishaps as temporary setbacks that will not halt launches....
  • Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says

    Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says
    An initial investigation of last week's explosion of an unmanned rocket bound for the space station is pointing to a failure of the decades-old Russian engines used to launch it, Orbital Sciences Corp. executives said Wednesday. As a result, Orbital...
  • Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016

    Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016
    Skywatchers in Hampton Roads are out of luck for a while. Orbital Sciences Corp. is vowing to complete its four remaining cargo missions for NASA to the International Space Station despite last week's explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket — but...
  • Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

    Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end
    While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal...
  • Review: 'Interstellar'

    Review: 'Interstellar'
    A knockout one minute, a punch-drunk crazy film the next, "Interstellar" is a highly stimulating mess. Emotionally it's also a mess, and that's what makes it worth its 165 minutes — minutes made possible by co-writer and director Christopher Nolan's...
  • 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...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion

    Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion
    Orbital Sciences Corp. has assembled a team of experts to find out why an unmanned Antares rocket suffered a catastrophic failure seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island last week. The rocket exploded seconds after leaving the launch pad at the Mid-...
  • 'Interstellar' doesn't live up to Nolan's earlier work

    Call it the M. Night Shyamalan syndrome. A director begins his career with triumphant early films, then something snaps. Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Jason Reitman and many more decline as their command of excitement fades. It makes you hope that the...