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Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch of its new Antares rocketáhas been put on hold due to a technical issue that popped up when countdown was about 12 minutes away. The 13-story rocket was expected to blast off from NASA’s little-known Wallops...
Richard Hercules, 10, lives in L.A.'s inner-city and has never been on an airplane, but that hasn't stopped him from dreaming of becoming an astronaut when he grows up. He was moved to tears when he saw the Space Shuttle Endeavour fly over his school...
A privately owned rocket that is part of efforts to grow the commercial space industry will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday evening, and it will be visible from Maryland. Orbital Sciences Corp., a Dulles, Va.-based...
EASTERN SHORE — The Great Machipongo Clam Shack has been a kitschy fixture along U.S. 13 on the sleepy, rural Eastern Shore for decades. Its fresh seafood and live music lure the locals and snag passing motorists as they head north toward...
On a little-known launch pad off the coast of Virginia, a team of about 200 engineers and technicians is readying a 13-story rocket for its maiden flight to space in a test mission for NASA. The Antares rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp., is...
Tags: NASA, Satellite Technology, SpaceX, Science, Engineering
Kennedy Space Center Vistor Complex guests can now see parts of the entrance to the upcoming Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction peeking over construction walls. Work continues inside and out on the $100 million structure, set for its grand opening on...
How do you capture an asteroid that is zipping through space, move it into a stable orbit around the Earth-moon system stable enough that an astronaut can visit it? NASA has some ideas. In a new video released Wednesday, the space agency illustrates how...
FrameworkNov. 17, 1981: The main engine in the space shuttle program undergoes a test firing at the Santa Susana Mountains field laboratory site of Rockwell International....
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality. Mineral dust rises from dry...
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October. But he acknowledged that achieving a...
Tags: NASA, Ken Ulman, Barack Obama, Budgets and Budgeting, Politics
President Obama's budget proposal, unveiled on Wednesday, would cut funding for planetary exploration at NASA by roughly $200 million, although it still funds several high profile missions being planned out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca˝ada...
Orlando SentinelMany Twitter users share with their followers their daily routines and perhaps photos from on their way to work. Thomas Marshburn also shares the views from his officer window. But that window is really something. Marshburn is an astronaut who has...
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