| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89.
The cause was complications of Parkinson's...
| Feb 23, 2015
Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants.
They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:48 AM
Frank DiBello is president of Space Florida, the state-chartered agency now seeking development of a spaceport in Florida. He also is chairman of the international Commercial Spaceflight Federation. DiBello, 72, recently spoke with Sentinel staff reporter...
| Mar 20, 2015
Boys chorus to welcome visitors
Boys age 8 to 10 are invited to learn what it's like to sing in the All-American Boys Chorus during a free "shadow day" on Saturday.
The event runs from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orange County fairgrounds, 1055 Arlington...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:25 AM
The trip to Houston was not the main event, merely a pit stop on the way to a Caribbean cruise leaving from a nearby port. But Flor Hernandez's family fell in love with the city, squeezing in visits to the aquarium, the art museum and the shopping...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Two bursts of charged matter that spewed from the sun’s surface Sunday were forecast to sideswipe the Earth with minor solar winds late Tuesday night. Instead, they arrived in the morning as a severe solar storm that created dramatic shows of the...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:01 PM
NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton could get as much as $829 million in fiscal year 2016, or about $60 million more than its current budget.
And it's looking to spend a lot of that money right here in Hampton Roads.
In fact, the center's new...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:34 PM
Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek."
Every year she tries...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Un cohete Atlas 5 despegó de Florida el jueves con cuatro satélites científicos de la NASA diseñados para mapear explosiones de energía y partículas cargadas provocadas por campos magnéticos alrededor de la Tierra.
El cohete, de una longitud equivalente...
| Mar 14, 2015
So which will it be — Option A or Option B?
NASA was supposed to choose four months ago between two different concepts for its billion-dollar-plus Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to send a robotic spacecraft to either envelope a small asteroid and...