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  • Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops

    Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops
    A science rocket is set to launch Saturday morning from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore, packed with experiments created by college students, including from Virginia Tech. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is...
  • A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines
    Tasting the air and testing the temperature, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown that there could potentially be salty water currently beneath the Red Planet’s surface. If the brine does exist, there’s not much, it occurs only...
  • Chicago team to study long-term stay in space

    Chicago team to study long-term stay in space
    As a twin, astronaut Scott Kelly knew his mission to spend a year on the International Space Station offered the perfect opportunity for a science experiment. Kelly launched into space Friday on a Soyuz space capsule while his brother, retired astronaut...
  • Medicaid expansion, NASA mission: weekend topics

    Medicaid expansion, NASA mission: weekend topics
    UPDATED: In local public-affairs programming this weekend: "Political Connections" looks at Medicaid expansion, the hot topic in Tallahassee, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13.  Host Ybeth Bruzual welcomes Marni Stahlman, CEO of Shepherd's Hope,...
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as...
  • Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny

    Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny
    The troubled mental condition of German pilot Andreas Lubitz came under sharp examination Friday, as German investigators revealed that he had hidden an illness from his employer and torn up a note from his doctor indicating he was unfit to work on the...
  • NASA sending astronaut to space for one year

    NASA sending astronaut to space for one year
    American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Gennady Padalka of Russia also is to be aboard the Soyuz space capsule; he is scheduled for the standard six-month tour...
  • 'Mission Moon' at Adler: Capt. Lovell helps tell human side of space race

    'Mission Moon' at Adler: Capt. Lovell helps tell human side of space race
    It is, perhaps, too easy to forget about the moon program and its decade-plus of sacrifices and successes. These days, private companies are providing space services, and the exploration talk is of Mars. The moon? Been there, stepped on that — and...
  • Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test

    Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test
    Staging a major airport disaster drill takes months of planning. You need volunteers. You need emergency teams primed to converge on the scene. So if the timing of a simulated crash at Burbank Bob Hope Airport seemed unfortunate Tuesday given the news...
  • Dragon spacecraft to deliver research supplies and caffeine boost to Space Station

    Dragon spacecraft to deliver research supplies and caffeine boost to Space Station
    Monday’s scheduled launch will act as an errand runner for the International Space Station and the Dragon spacecraft is loaded up with 4,000 pounds of food, supplies and research equipment. This delivery will bring supplies to assist astronauts...
  • Caffeine High: Space station getting Italian espresso maker

    The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000...