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  • Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar

    Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar
    The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars. There are also sure to be sightings of...
  • Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport

    Virginia lawmakers flirt with sci-fi future at Wallops Island spaceport
    NASA astronauts blasting off from Virginia? Tourists cruising into space and back again from Wallops Island? It might sound like science fiction, but some state lawmakers took a baby step this week toward turning fiction into fact. On Wednesday the...
  • Berks company plays role in mission to Mars

    Berks company plays role in mission to Mars
    Berks County played host to America's space program Friday, as NASA's top boss got a firsthand tour of the factory where components are being made for the nation's next era of spacecrafts. "From this day on, the path to Mars goes through Bally,...
  • SpaceX tries again to launch observatory, land rocket at sea

    SpaceX tries again to launch observatory, land rocket at sea
    SpaceX is taking another stab Tuesday at launching an observatory into deep space and landing the rocket booster that carries it up. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was set to blast off at sunset, with the ground-breaking ocean landing of the leftover...
  • Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test

    Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test
    A space weather satellite is poised to blast off Sunday for a destination 1 million miles away, but it's the rocket's ocean landing that is stealing the spotlight. The SpaceX company will take a second stab at landing a booster on a platform floating...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

    Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89
    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...
  • SpaceX launches for NASA, no luck with rocket landing at sea

    SpaceX launches for NASA, no luck with rocket landing at sea
    SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge. "Close, but no cigar this time," the company's...
  • Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist

    Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist
    The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said. Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
  • 2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say

    2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say
    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...
  • Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander

    Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago. The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...