| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
NBCUniversal is about to test the upper limit of the atmosphere, or at least its ability to appeal to TV viewers
In a pact that clearly aims to create another universal TV moment like the 1969 telecast of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the surface of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:46 PM
By the time that the Olympic caldron is lighted for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the torch relaying the symbolic flame of the competition will have been to the top of Europe's highest mountain, plunged to the depths of the world's deepest lake,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?
The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When “Star Trek” showed Capt. James T. Kirk writing on a handheld, touch-sensitive electronic notepad in 1967, most computer scientists, not to mention most viewers, thought it was absurd — a fun flight of fancy, yes, but certainly not...
| Nov 29, 2013
When Superstorm Sandy swept past Virginia just over a year ago, tropical storm-force winds scoured the beach at Wallops Island and threatened NASA's $1 billion investment in its flight facility there.
The powerful storm struck on Oct. 29, 2012, just a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania State University is racing to be the first college on the moon.
Since 2011, a team of faculty, researchers, and students has been hatching "Lunar Lion," a robotic spacecraft that is four feet in diameter and weighs 500 pounds....
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:42 PM
* Rocket carries communications satellite owned by SES
* Seventh flight of company's Falcon 9 booster
* SpaceX has backlog of nearly 50 launches, worth $4
By Irene and Klotz
Nov 28 (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned Space
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:05 PM
NASA is in the midst of a huge yard sale at Kennedy Space Center, peddling unused hangars, assembly buildings, launch complexes and even a landing strip to commercial space companies.
But at the request of U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, Congress...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:29 PM
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE — The sun is fading, the temperature is dropping and this desert party is just getting started.
They're prying open beer bottles and blasting rock music from an RV. Motorcycles rest on kickstands beside an ancient lava...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Virgin Galactic, the company aimed at taking tourists to space, is accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment for future space travel.
Richard Branson, the British billionaire who founded the futuristic company, called bitcoin "a brilliantly...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:21 PM
BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China will land its first probe
on the moon in early December which will deploy a buggy to
explore its surface, an official said on Tuesday, marking a
major milestone in the country's space ambitions.
China has already...