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  • Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
    Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at the secluded...
  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever

    NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful rocket ever
    NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars.  After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8-...
  • Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection

    Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection
    There's a new effort afoot in Central Florida to connect the struggling space industry to young, innovative tech minds in Orlando, which could boost interest in space and bring fresh ideas to Kennedy Space Center. Sparked by an event over the weekend at...
  • Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

    Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space
    Happy Fourth of July, space lovers! To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.  That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
  • Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary
    President Obama celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by meeting with the surviving crew members of the NASA mission that put the first humans on the moon. In the Oval Office, the president spoke privately with astronauts Buzz...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck

    Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck
    Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one? Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
  • Construction begins on Tech Center Whole Foods with help from the Timmons Group

    Construction begins on Tech Center Whole Foods with help from the Timmons Group
    Construction has started on the new Whole Foods grocery store that will anchor the mixed-use section of the Tech Center at Oyster Point, the Timmons Group announced. Primary developer W.M. Jordan Co. in Newport News is working with S.J. Collins...
  • Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

    Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space
    — Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just...
  • Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...