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  • Soaring entertainment at the Lehigh Valley Airshow

    Soaring entertainment at the Lehigh Valley Airshow
    At times during air-show performances, the four aircraft in the Black Diamond Jet Team are so close together that they look like they could touch wings. While that proximity might give air traffic controllers nightmares, such precision flying promises...
  • Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials...
  • As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

    As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet
    NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around...
  • Mathews man, former pilot envisions changing space flight

    Mathews man, former pilot envisions changing space flight
    Bill Crowe speaks passionately about physics and aviation, although he admits that many people don't understand the language. "It's OK," he said. "The people that need to understand it will understand it." The bookshelves in the office of his...
  • Star dust taken from comet tail excites scientists

    SAN JOSE, Calif. We're all made of star dust, as Carl Sagan famously observed. But the nature of that dust, long before it assembled into us, is a scientific mystery whose answer may lie in a box in a University of California, Berkeley lab. A team of...
  • Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space. The Stardust robotic spacecraft was launched in 1999 to...
  • At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

    At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan
    Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the enormous moon’s hydrocarbon seas in its northern polar region. Clouds developed and dissipated over Ligeia Mare, a...
  • 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-...
  • Want to be an astronaut? Not if you have 'the wrong stuff'

    Want to be an astronaut? Not if you have 'the wrong stuff'
    A psychologist and member of NASA’s astronaut selection panel explained recently how they vet candidates not only for physical fitness, but for mental fitness as well. In space, no one care hear you scream. But that doesn’t mean we want...
  • University of Maryland opens drone test site

    University of Maryland opens drone test site
    University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace. The long-planned site is to be based near Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
  • Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it

    Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it
    The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and you don't want to miss it. The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with an estimated peak of 30 to 40 meteors zooming across the sky per hour. This year,...