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  • Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it's one of the nerve centers for building the world's fastest number-crunchers. Once confined to big national...
  • John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

    John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that...
  • Air Force mystery space plane poised for Wed. launch

    A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday on another long orbital test flight. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the unmanned mission. This will be the fourth flight of an X-37B space plane, a secretive, experimental...
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Aerospace key to diversifying state's economy

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Aerospace key to diversifying state's economy
    Virginia's aerospace industry holds tremendous potential in helping the state diversify and grow its economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday night in Hampton. "We are turbocharged for the future, and aerospace is going to lead the way," McAuliffe told...
  • Northwest Indian College launches space center

    Six years ago, a handful of Northwest Indian College robotics students were looking for something to do when they came up with what they considered a relatively easy and fun idea: launching rockets. They didn't have much money, so they built water...
  • Kennedy Space Center sends spirits soaring

    Kennedy Space Center sends spirits soaring
    It's America's connection to space. Every one of NASA's manned missions, from the moon to the International Space Station, has come through Kennedy Space Center, and the Visitor Complex there pays tribute to that. The centerpiece is space shuttle...
  • SpaceX to test launch abort system

    SpaceX to test launch abort system
    SpaceX will test its astronaut rescue system on Wednesday by blowing a Dragon capsule off of the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, sending it 5,000 feet into the air and back to Earth on parachutes. Inside will be an astronaut dummy named...
  • SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature 'Buster' the dummy

    SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He'll be alone as...
  • NASA seeks bids for small rockets to launch tiny satellites

    NASA outlined a deal Monday to encourage private rocket companies to develop small rockets to launch an emerging market of tiny satellites. NASA is seeking proposals this summer from upstart rocket companies interested in sending two small satellites...
  • Hunting for heartbeats: NASA technology rescues 4 quake survivors in Nepal

    Hunting for heartbeats: NASA technology rescues 4 quake survivors in Nepal
    Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from NASA technology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday. A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, was able to...
  • Mercury's mysterious magnetic past goes back 4 billion years, study finds

    Mercury's mysterious magnetic past goes back 4 billion years, study finds
    Examining rocks on Mercury’s surface, scientists using data from NASA’s Messenger spacecraft have revealed that the planet probably had a much stronger magnetic field nearly 4 billion years ago. The findings, published in the journal...